Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The IPA pours cloudy amber with a nice white bubbly head. The aroma is lemon hoppines and some flight boozy notes. The flavor is dominant lemony citrus hops, obvi, that are on a clean body.
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Winooski.
Appearance : Clear amber with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Very nice malt with light fruity notes. Nice mangos and light spices.
Taste : Mostly alcohol with spices. Finish is quite warm. Not as fruity as the nose. Nice malt still.
Overall : Nose is rather nice with chewy malts and aromatics hops but taste is a bit disappointing. Too much spices for me which with alcohol get a bit overwhelming.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is nice hazy yellow with decent off white head. Smell is kinda wheat citrusy and piney. A little lemon comes through but mostly a piney hop note with a little sweet bit of a honey taste in the middle
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and lemons. Flavor was citrusy hops, pine, lemon peel, light caramel and a touch of grapefruit.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy orange/bronze color with a nice frothy rocky off white head sitting on top that creeps down the side of the glass as it goes down.
Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Lemons. Smells quite boozy.
Sipping this beer down, The first thing I notice is it’s sweetness. Sweet citrusy hops. with quite a bit of piney notes following through for bitterness. It’s backed up with some pale or caramel malt. Has a light lemony citrus bitterness towards the end. Not much of a bite as much as it is just a lingering bitterness that is balanced by the sweet malt.. And I will say there isn’t much masking the alcohol here.
Oily sticky texture and medium bodied. It’s a smooth sipper with quite a bit of alcohol warming up the feeling as you drink. had it on draft before and thought it was unimpressive. More less a lemon-y IPA. Better in the bottle even if the alcohol takes over a bit much of the taste
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of lemons, grass, grapefruit, light pine, and herbs. Flavor of lemon, caramel malt, herbs, and grass with a bitter finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Craft Ale House: Aroma of crystal malt, hops, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, frothy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, sugar, and pine. Medium to full body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, crystal malt, citrus, pine finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large white head with good retention and a nice, sticky lacing. Hazy, copper orange colored brew. Nose is lemony with notes of bandaid. Medium body, an almost spritzy carbonation, light oilyness and astringency. Overly sweet malts for a DIPA that are backed by off putting phenolic notes, band aid being the main distraction. The lemon does,nt interact well with it either. Finish is a bit sweet with no real hop bite to speak of. Bummer. 750 from statelineliquors
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange-bronze with a slight haze. Head thins out a bit, but keeps a tight cap on the beer. Not a ton revealed in the aroma. Maybe it’s the lemon rind addition, but this beer has the nice crisp finish of a summer ale. Some lemony tartness and dryness as well. For 100 IBUs, a reasonably balanced beer--balanced in terms of "big" (all around). The palate is intense--really interesting, and maybe my favorite part of this beer. Another nice feature: the alcohol is really hidden. Most beers of this strength will either be too "hot" or too syrupy. This is a really interestingly conceived beer.
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and orange with a large soapy head. Super hop aroma. Lots of citrus aromas, especially lemons and oranges. Nicely balanced flavor. Very bitter with just enough sweetness. Real nice beer.