slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Full disclosure - I did not pay for this bottle, and wouldn’t have. I’ll drop $14 or more on a 750 in a heartbeat, but not for a wheat IPA bordering on a double. This did not exceed expectations, either. Nice aroma of pine and spicy hops...same in the finish. But, even though this is fresh, and dry hopped, it did not taste fresh. Too malt heavy. Pretty pleasant beer, but an absolute rip off at the price."
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium amber color golden color with a nice one finger pure white head. The head has very good retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma was not all the heavy but consisted of a nice blend of fruity aromas as well as some other lighter hop smells . The fruit was a mix of melon and some tropical notes of tangerine and mango with the hoppy notes being mostly of a nice mix of grapefruit, floral, pine and herbal smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a mild hop flavor of a grapefruit nature and a fruity flavor. The fruit flavors are mainly of a melon nature creating a rather sweet and lightly hopped flavor. As the taste advances other hop flavors begin coming to the tongue as well the melon lightening to a small extent. The hop flavors that begin taking over are of a more herbal like nature with the melon now being replaced by some flavors of honey and a light tropical fruit flavor. Toward the end, more hop flavors of an herbal and grassy nature dominate the hop taste to leave a moderately sweet and “green” flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the more syrupy and thick side with a carbonation level that was rather average to just above average. The syrupy feel actually complemented the melon flavors quite nicely in my opinion giving it a more chewy yet slick fruit watery fruit like feel of a melon. The carbonation being on the average to just above average side was furthermore both nice of the melon as well as made for a quite easily drinkable beer. While the carbonation was nice for the melon flavor, it did hide some of the hop flavors, so… it is sorta a toss up on the mouthfeel.
Overall – A fairly melon sweet but overall quite drinkable brew with a good hop blend. While I would have liked a little more hoppiness, it was overall a quite enjoyable drink.
conway (1692) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/copper with thick off white head. Aroma is caramel, apple and grape juice. Taste adds some light woodiness and just a hint of hop bitterness. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Ok.
jsnicholas (278) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2014 Bottle (750ml): mostly clear golden with nice white head. Medium creamy body. Very easy drinking IPA Bitterness is subtle. Very good. Get again
asheft (2600) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy and pungent cat pee and pineapple hops aroma with some other tropical fruit notes and some base malt sweetness. Hazy copper under a pristine cover laced with large bubbles. Spicy melanoidin malt with some cardboard, most likely from extended storage. Tropical and spicy hops with pine and pineapple notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, faintly bitter finish.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy caramel gold, with good lacing. Caramel and citrus in the smell. Hints of honey and orange peel in the taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Very well balanced.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
une belle ipa bien foncé, ambré qui nous offre un gout de caramel qui ne prend pas tout la place et que l’alcool estompe vite en bouche pour laisser la place aux houblons
J_man (738) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly funky barnyard Saison aromas off this medium yellow body with a white head. I would have guessed there was Brett in this, but it doesn’t mention anything about that. The initial flavor is pungent and dry with notes of hay and mushrooms. This gives way to a much softer wheaty taste and then a strikingly astringent bitterness. However, an incredibly focused caramel sweetness cuts through the middle of this in a reversal of what you usually get with an IPA. Not to worry, that bitterness lays into your tongue with a strong citrus pith character and doesn’t let go while the sweetness slides over it. It’s then that the alcohol attempts to wash things clean with a strong booziness, but the bitter hangs on tenaciously. In the end, with all this swirling around, the finish is quiet and bitter with just a trace of the initial barnyard funkiness. This is unlike any IPA (or any beer for that matter) I’ve ever had!
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5243-20130420] Tap. Mild biscuit straw light fruit aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Light fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When all is said and done this is a well made slightly off the intended mark IPA. Looks and smell delicious. beautiful hazy orange/amber color and nice nose. Taste is unusual as the hops are an weird mixture. Not a total miss as the glass empties my score lifts. weird but good collaboration.