brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Very strong herbal, woody, and pine hop aroma. Some orange peel, a touch of grapefruit, and tea. Sweet bread and a bit of caramel. The flavor is intensely bitter and pine forward. Herbal, woody hops. Some citrus, tea, and sweet bread. Could use more aroma and flavoring hops with less bitterness.
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Spicy pine earth resinous dank flavor and aroma. Hints of bread and a touch of sweetness. Nice earthy IPA.
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This gets my DC rating back, thank you very much. Also keeps with the can thing I have going on today. Pours a medium hazy orange amber, good head. Failed to remember that just because it comes from a can, it doesn’t mean there can’t be crap at the bottom. So I have a huge pile of "extras" floating around in here. Grapefruit and citrus and pine aroma, slight caramel. Flavor matches the aroma. A very solid IPA. Nicely done. Earns the standard "solid IPA score" of 3.8.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Steve! Pours a hazy dark amber red with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and pine with some added malt. Taste is very bitter, lots of pine, grapefruit and malt at the end. Really nice and perfect out of the can while manning the BBQ.
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can shared at Dave’s tasting. Woot, my first DC rating! Pours an amber orange with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor is mostly grapefruit pith with a weak malt base. A bit too harsh on the palate for me.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can----> NB globe. Pours an amber orange with a small thick head and clingy lace. Aroma is very piney with a hint of onion. Taste is bitter grapefruit and heavy malt (and onions). Nice medium palate with good carb. A little too malty for my IPA likings, but not bad. Extra points for floaties.
devman171 (717) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 On draft at the brewery, aroma is normal hop goodness, taste is a balanced IPA, goodie
Darwenus (486) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance and aroma are standard IPA stuff; cloudy copper color, big foamy head, and a lot of pine and floral hops in the aroma. The flavor is outstanding. The hops hit first and hit hard, and at the finish there is a really rich, smooth, buttery malt that gives this thing outstanding balance. Compares favorably to Bells Two Hearted and the better Hoppin’ Frog IPAs.
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Looks amber in color. Aroma of citrusy and pine hops, plus a decent amount of pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a nice hoppy bitterness. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pleasurably soapy and sweet aroma of marshmallow peeps, orange peel, orange blossoms, and grapefruit. Clear amber, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Honey, thistle, and lemongrass flavor. Bubblegum present, alcohol is not. Fantastic balance, dynamic. This is really awesome.