djd07 (8020) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is earht and fruity malt. Medium mouth, grass, citrus, lingering bitterness, good.
DuffMan (8810) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. See my reviews for Gypsy Stumper and Fa La La La that immediately precede this one. I felt much the same about this brew, overly sweet, poor use of hops, unpleasant bitterness. Of the three, this was also the most watery.
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting whatever thing here - instant impressions and mind tricks telling me this is a pilsner. Grainy, slight must, loaf, tangerine, light honey, weak pine. My hand is fairly infected with dozens of wild rose bush thorns that I keep forgetting to take out - I kinda figure that the body will just push them out sooner or later and I kind of want that satisfaction but this shit better start asap. The taste is pretty satisfying yet not quite what I was hoping for. Heavy on the citrus and seriously bitter, this is a goddamn light beer. Grains, acidic backbone, Sweet tasting bread, pineapple, some other things. Doesn’t hold my hoity toity attention span.
AgentAle (1382) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, citrus,clove and earthiness. Taste is Munich malts, honey and caramel, tart and citrus. Some tanin and passion fruit . Appearance is a gold body with medium sediment in suspension. The pearl head retains fairly well.
superspak (4233) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness after the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
madmitch76 (20809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th December 2015
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Airy pale malts, a little creamy sweetness. Mild orange and a little orange peel. Very mild hop spice. Light finish. Lacks sufficient hop wallop but it’s okay.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle
Third in the flight, this release promised a bit more than it delivered. Even so if I’d picked up a bottle to take home I would not have been too disappointed depending on the price. If higher gravity IPAs are your thing or you like supporting the Oregon craft beer industry pick up a bottle. Otherwise find something similar from your friendly local brewpub.
Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent mandarin base circles beneath offwhite head. Resin, grass, and fresh hop textures float upwards with a lazy focus.
Flavor / Palate - Malt and citrus leave an assertive opening presence that sets the tone for the rest of the experience. Vibrant rosy notes sweep to a balanced finish that feels well done but doesn’t inspire a strong reaction one way or the other. Overall this well done IPA gets the job done while blending into a dense crowd.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is extreme grain, cereal, honey, citrus. Taste is malt forward, definitely leans to the malty side of IPAs, bitter finish, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, okay.
tderoeck (7587) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/26/14 (although it only hit the shelves somewhere this summer) (2015-1483) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, big irregular creamy big bubbled head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very yeasty, bit malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, malty, bit sweet, dry, fruity touch. Aftertaste: bitter, dry, sweet malts as well, caramel, fruity finish.
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus pineapple grapefruits earthly notes and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple eartly notes and a spicy bitter hoppy aftertaste