bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from valley beverage, Sherman oaks CA. Orange pour with medium clarity. Head disappeared relatively quickly, left a thin lace layer on top. Sharp aroma of lemon/ lime citrus blended with mild Swiss cheese. Light body, light carbonation. Nice blend between malt and hops, but is say this one is a few notches hoppier than being 50/50. Pine and grapefruit flavors dominate, this one is a little creamy too but not juicy. Finish is light, crisp and pine-y.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: recently Iím assured.
Apricot with a good peanut quilt, low clarity. Smells of citra, orange, lime, pine, weed, resin - all the awesome things from hops together. The nose does not fit any single IPA, itís blowing my mind - Iím expecting booze, but the ABV indicates otherwise. So I give it a taste, Iím surprised at the bitterness up front - then the citrus notes come back through and bitch slap my tongue. Biscuity malts follow through. Medium bodied with hi carb and an oddly dry finish. Nice beer, really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Musty grapefruit, sweet vanilla aroma. Hazy honey gold with a moderate white head. Light cardboard, caramel, and herbal/earthy piney hops flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
shrubber85 (6508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and orange caramel malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter earthy pine and grapefruit peel flavor. Nice but nothing to set it apart.
boozedude (1455) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with nate.. orangr cloudy pour..white head.. hoppy fruity aroma..taste is hopps bitter strong ..some soapy taste
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, golden orange pour, orange pith & zest aroma & flavor. citrusy heavy, slight maltiness. Very nice
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Beermongers. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light perfumy head, some citrus and biscuit. The flavor is great: clean, low bitterness, honey, bit sweet oranges, resin, floral. Toast. Very nice.
HopHeadinAZ (179) - Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle: Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma is so pronounced. Lots of citrus and some pine notes. The taste is very similar with a clean finish. This a very IPA with a great hop character. I would like to try it super fresh.
olr1984 (707) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. orange golden pour with a white head. big hop and citrus taste
mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big beautiful hop forward beer. Really leans to the piney aspect. It has a nice sweet component. They really nailed it.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer poured great with golden straw/orangish color to it, had a nice foamy white head and left good lacing on the glass. The beer smelled outstanding with a definite presence of citra hops right up front that lingers with that solid orange/citrus/bubble gum scent. The beer tasted outstanding as you get an overwhelming taste of resin and pine oil, an earthy undertone, this is really strange because that was not what I was expecting from the nose of the beer...really impressive. The mouthfeel is great with the beer being well carbonated, medium bodied and leaving you very dry. Overall, an outstanding IPA with great characteristics. Highly recommmended.