TH28 (238) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Appearance: Deep orange golden with a slight haze, and moderate off white foam cap.
Aroma: Fruity citrus and apricot is prominent, but also a dank, resinous hop character as well.
Taste: Rich caramel maltiness and tart apricot flavor, leading into a strong bitterness that isn’t sharp because of the malt base. Well balanced. Again, a resinous, almost woody hop character helps offset the sweet citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel: Medium with a moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol heat.
Finish: Lingering resinous bitterness, with a hint of apricot. Apricot is most prominent on the finish.
Overall: Really well balanced IPA, with a strong enough malt base to balance the intense bitterness. Resinous hop flavors do well to balance the fruity flavors.
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Horse Brass. Very refreshing, citrusy aroma, bit of apricot there too. Taste is good, quite different, not so bitter. Good.
hopbag (140) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The apricot comes through and goes well with the hops they chose, which seem floral. Not very sweet. Clean yeast. Not bad.
Zymurgeist2 (1272) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aroma of earthen work and caramel malts. Not much of the apricot or Cascade detected here. Pours a clear orange-amber with full white head. Taste is malty and muddled, with nothing really standing on display. Moderate bittering.
Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The apricot flavors aren’t too overpowering which is very nice. A balanced finish.
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper/orange color with a big fluffy white head. Lots of legs left on the glass. Faint hop aroma, citrus, and sweet caramel malt. Taste is grass earthy hops, mild apricot flavor, sweet, light toasted malts. Not a bad beer - average.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a tight egg shell head that leaves a wispy film and collar. Aroma has caramel malt that is mineral/iron and not much else. Taste is bitter earthy herbal hops caramel malt and no real apricot flavor, if there is the hops and malt are masking it well. Palate is medium with heavy malt.
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper. Nose of fruity caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavor is mango and caramel malt with generic hop bitterness and light vinyl in the finish.
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light Amber with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with a hint of alcohol. Citrus hop, apricot, peaches, and the tartness of an under ripe plum. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Very good, I liked the citrus and stone fruit combination.
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color. Thin white head with no lacing. Apricot and pine aroma. A tart and malty start with a lively carbonation finish. Not much on hop flavor. Light bitterness lingers.