MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 From a three part tasting at Churchkey (Peeper, Corruption, Double Jack). Of the three this was my least favored - a matter of my taste not beer quality. It was presented as an "American" IPA. By comparison, it was light on the citrus and floral notes, favoring an assertive, resinous bitter with a slightly malty center. A deeper brownish-gold. Nice beer, just not what I was looking for that night.
Re-rating - upgraded it relative to other IPAís Iíve been tasting.
Jabic (354) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Resinous pine, lemon - pepper and juicy orange - some caramel sharpness.
Ap: Amber-red, hazy - large off-white head with great retention, leaves a web of lacing along the glass sides, a ring of foam, and a top layer.
T: Big pine flavor - lemon and lime accents - burnt caramel - clean, warming alcohol - bitterness is high, a bit rough - finish is more lemon and pine.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Very piney IPA - pretty heavy malt backbone, but the bright largely hoppiness keeps it in check.
tectactoe (716) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: radiant copper, muddled & hazy with a nice, thick, eggshell cap with good staying power that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, orange, citrus, spicy & herbal hops, leaves, & some dank resins in the finish. Taste has watery citrus, spicy, peppery, & ashy hops, pine-y hop oils, & a pith/peel citric character in the finish. Abrasively bitter, almost. Bready malt in the aftertaste, perhaps even a touch of caramel, but the sweetness is swallowed by the heavy, heavy bitterness. I feel the insanely spicy & bitter hoppiness could be toned down just a bit here, but itís still fairly decent when all is said & done.
Blairgus (2213) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
21 nov 2013, tap. Light ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is very earthy and very grassy hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of bitter grass stems, sweet malt, pine hops. Wow!
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j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Paulís for feetball. Pours a fairly hazed orange gold with a thin white head. Big citrus, a touch catty, berrries and dough. Medium-bodied, spicy toast. Nice quinine fueled finish. Lots of long bitterness. Rather tasty.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Gene. Pours a clear dark almost red copper color with a large white head. A sweet biscuit nose with some fruity hops. A medium bitter flavor with lemons and oranges, some caramel malts, earthy and dry at times, some perfume and oil. Very nice brew.
sitzds (140) - - NOV 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewery. Taster poured into a plastic cup. Orange, hazy appearance with white head. Hard to appreciate lacing or retention. Flowery hop, citrus rind, and mild caramel malt aromas. Citrus and pine bitterness dominates the flavor with some biscuit and citrus sweetness. Long dry bitter finish. Medium body, moderate-plus carbonation. Fair, but not high on the repeat list.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap in DC, slightly hazy orange pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of dank hops, nice orange and grapefruit notes, hints of toast, caramel, slight spice and herbal notes. Taste was a mix of orange, slight dank, piney hops, toast, cracker, caramel come through into a grassy, herbal, spicy middle, finishing bitter.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, orange pour, medium mouthfeel. light head. Mild flavor, sweeter caramel maltiness, mild bitterness. OK IPA
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of Paul at his place. Pours a bright amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is full of berries, fresh fruit and fruity hops. Mouthfeel is medium with medium bitterness, sweet malt balance, fruity citric hops and light fruity dank character.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can thanks to pineypowerful, thanks dawg. Poured a thicker looking burnt orange body with perhaps an average sized frothy mostly white head. Aroma is some bitter grapefruit rind along with sweeter citrus meat, dry toast, orange marmalade, citrus zest, dry hop cones. Fuller body with stronger foamy carbonation and just a lingering fullness overall. Flavor isnít aqs good as the aroma. Notes of vanilla, bread, grains, old oranges, bad citrus meat, candles, rotting citrus. Decent enough.