ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is pretty tall, thanks to an aggressive pour - about two fingers high and off-white in shading. It fades at a moderate rate, and leaves behind small rings of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is absurdly biscuity. I also pick up some floral, piny hops behind it, but wow, this has one of the strongest bread-like components Iíve ever encountered in an IPA. No citrusy notes here, sadly; considering Columbus hops donít give off much of a citrus aroma, thatís not really surprising.
T: Biscuit notes trail down into the flavor profile, and cluster near the opening. Hops last throughout the flavor profile, and are very floral in nature, perhaps even nectar-esque. Finishing bitterness is mild, balanced well by the malt backbone. I have to say, it grows on me the more I drink it.
M: The body is just a shade under medium. A clean, dry finish helps to scrub off any excess resin, but it will still linger slightly as more is consumed. Carbonation is about right, maybe 5% too low.
O: Very well made, but not my style of IPA. I prefer the lighter-colored, citrusy versions over the coppery, crystal-malt-and-pine ones. Itís still a good IPA, especially if youíre into the latter.
1pintatatime (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep gold / light copper color with minimal head. A decent but not huge resinous aroma. Taste is initially sweet with a strong malt backbone and flavors of caramel, brown sugar, and softer tropical fruits lead before a nice bitter finish comes in. Itís a rich beer, not unlike Daleís Pale Ale. Quite tasty.
musinj6 (446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden to light amber clear from a can with a one finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Herbal hop and pine aroma. Heavily bitter. No sweetness. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish.
falco242 (310) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, lots of hops and some citrus but ends with a lot of resin and bitterness. Solid overall but I prefer a more citrus - forward type.
pet3rman (345) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with nice white head. Aroma is citrus fruit and pine needles. Flavor is pine hops with a hint of moldy fruit. Bitterness average and finish lasting.
trevor211 (1392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey. Nice, assertive hop punch thatís diluted by too big a malt backbone. Bitter after that lingers forever. Tasty, for sure, but Iíll take my NWIPAs any day.
kraddel (4257) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear dark amber , small white head . Smell is sweet malts, aromatic hops . Taste is bitter , grainy , pine hops . Intense and just very nice
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 4/7/12 from a can. Pours clear bright orange with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is nice resin and citrus peel hops with some bread malt. Flavor is the same, very dry with pleasant citrus peel bitterness. The body is medium with average, smooth carbonation and a long bitter resin hops finish.
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. I expected more from this brew.
pras (509) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine/resin/citrus on the nose exploding from the can. Much of the same in the taste. Very enjoyable.
r464 (1971) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong resin and pine, hints of bitter grapefruit, and of course the hops themselves. Ever so light sweetness, a bit earthy. Quite a good canned beer.