Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a clear gold body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mango like tropical fruit notes with just a sliver of pine off in the background and a slim sweet malt base that is showing through. The taste is similar with a decent level of mango tropical fruitiness as well as some bitter tangelo that gets sweetened up by a little bit of malt. The hops are resiny with just a little smattering of flavor hops too. It seems to be more of a IPA level of richness and flavor and hoppiness rather than a IIPA.
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear gold with some spitty head. Nose is OK, pine, honey, citrus, earthy. Flavor is OK too, sweet, malty, oranges. Medium bodied, orangey finish. A little bland, needed more citrus pop.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head
Aroma: Mild caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Caramel and pine
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copperish gold with a persistent foamy white head. Nose is dank and earthy hoppy with a funky bitter pine/floral/grapefruit resin nose, also with a citrusy caramelly backbone. The flavor is full and wonderful with lots of unbitter grapefruit sweetness, some caramel, and resiny bitterness with some floral undertones. Ends a bit leafy and floral with a lovely resin aftertaste.
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Guess Who?, Bentonville. Slightly hazy deep orange pour with a large frothy white head. Pretty much a bunch of caramel-slathered cardboard on the nose. Not a great start. Flavors are pretty subdued. Malt-forward. Loads of caramel with a bit of hot peach fruit leather. More stale cardboard. Pretty boozy, somewhat oily. Not good.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to barzigkin for sharing this growler.
Pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is strong grapefruit with some pine and orange notes. The flavor is similar with strong grapefruit, orange and pine hop flavors as well as some nice hop bitterness. Thin-medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber color, but the beer delivers a huge floral aroma and flavor component. Bit bitter, but the floral perfume is predominate. Big DIPA, but not overpowering. (#4046, 12/16/2010)
Cunningham (6054) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear deep golden color with a off white head. Fruity, resin and hoppy aroma. A bit to fruity. Medium + body. A bit unbalanced. To much over on the sweet side. Tropical, malty, grapefruit hoppy and a bit resinous flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with RobertDale]
US State #45
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Pretty much a classic beer. Grapefruit and caramel. Some nice fruit. Alcohol is not noted. A nice IIPA. Wish I would have taken better notes on this one.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Clear growler thanks to BarZigKin) Pours clear orange with an oily head that fades fast. Nose of chlorine, honey and pineapple. Taste is lightly bitter, pineapple, caramel, and peppery. Finish is lightly carbonated, bready, sweet and cloying.