writerljberg (468) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, consumed during a respite from crib training. Joyousness.
A: Copper penny color. Aggressive pour yields fluffy foam that falls into itself quite quickly. Lasts on the rim.
N: Very sweet. A cornucopia of pineapple and mango as well as biscuits and honey. Floral components. Lots of toffee, and there’s a heavy barley that shows up - like a mass produced lager. (Ironically.)
T: Sweet bitterness. More pineapple, mango, and toffee. Lots of ’vine’, but not much earth. The pine is more of the nut than the cone. Biting crystalized sugars. Everything is intertwined but no one component stands out.
M: Somewhat light for the style. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: I have fond memories of this beer because it’s the one that got me into IPAs. That said, it’s the bridge between the former light lager types and the heavier styles, for which it might be unfairly maligned, but to a mature palate, it starts to lack when compared with the menagerie of options out there. It’s a stalwart and good in a pinch, though.
ElCapitan22 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark gold color with decent lacing. Smells of malt and maple syrup. Tastes sweet and hippy. Strong aftertaste of alcohol. A very good beer.
BiffNilsson (164) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mörkgul med medelstor vit krona. Fyllig doft som doftar klassisk östkust ipa. Smaken är stor kraftfull på gränsen till spritig. Detta var något av en besvikelse. Jag upplever det som att alkoholen tar över allt för mycket.
mverity (232) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Pours a coppery-gold-orange. Head was off white but faded under a minute. Good legs and lacing is decent. Collar has large bubbles and very small bubbles that hold together for a medium thickness. Wisps hold throughout. Aroma is resiny and toasty malt, a touch of citrus as well. Taste is that big malt backbone with the hops playing a much smaller role than I remember. I definitely haven’t had this beer in a few years, and my palate has changed considerably. I get some of the resin and citrus in the palate, but it’s mostly a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is sticky sugar-like, medium body, medium-high carbonation. Slightly boozey.
mltort (6) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible citrus aroma. My go-to beer any day of the week. Drinks smoother and smoother the farther into the glass you get.
RRistow12 (151) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Strong citrus, floral and pine aroma. Taste is a very well balanced and complex double IPA. Great caramel sweet malt backbone goes with citrus, pine, molasses notes. Medium bodied with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Excellent IPA. One of the best in my opinion.
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Ch3wy (9) - Delmar, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit too strong in the malt department for my liking. Kind of hangs on you like a wet towel. A little more after taste than your typical double IPA. Enjoyable....but definitely a sipper.
GreatDane1632 (130) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 Dec 2011.
CpyNPrnT (108) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tasting awhile ago. Very well put together. Citrus, fruity but not overwhelming. Would drink again.
Modularman (38) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle aroma of fruit and spice appearance is clear amber with thin white head, taste is complex with sweet malt slight pine and slight coffee whith a bitter finish. Good beer........even has a nice taste when burping.
Kosara (3) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full of aroma, extreme hoppyness, a beer that in my opinion would be best paired with food or drink as dessert, as the taste is very complex. A very interesting either you like it or not.