ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding nose of citrus & hops. Pours a rich golden orange with a nice creamy head. Fantastic DIPA flavor that lasts longer into the finish. One of my favorite DIPA’s of 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (9852) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Father’s Office - Santa Monica. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fragrant citrus, floral and grapefruit hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, malt backbone with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, thanks Alex. Pours a hazed slightly orange honey gold with a uneven slightly off white head. Balanced nose is the first thing that strikes me. Light doughy malt, earthy pine resin, fuzzy ripe peach skin, a touch of brown sugar. Again, balanced in the flavor. Definitely pick up the english malts flavors...that rich full doughy flavor. Amarillo hops probably show the most flavor for me. Light fruitiness with a mellow lingering bitterness throughout.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance on the nose. Caramel, I guess it’s munich malt. Earthy hops, nice citrus, marmelade. Well put together. Definitely get the amarillo in the back end of it. Pours hazy orange, nice creamy white head. Flavors of marmelade, some light caramel notes, lots of peach, orange, grapefruit finishing it out. A touch of alcohol. Very smooth, definitely taste the english pale malts here and there. Very well put together. Extremely well balanced. I prefer a little less malt but really feel this is some good stuff. Fuck yeah.
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Wavers1. Pours a straw orange with minimal head. Aroma is oranges, peaches, light spruce, and grass. Taste is wonderfully cirtusy with light pine and a really great dry bitter finish that is smooth and inviting. Great beer.
RedSox2004 (1294) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber body beneath a bright white two-finger head that left very nice lace. Strong grapefruit hop aromas, with a background of caramel hops. Flavor is all hops bitterness, a nice combination of several varieties, dominated by a citrus character with some pine. Caramel sweetness makes a brief appearance but is overwhelmed. Nice beer, but a bit of a heavy-handed hop bomb.
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to wavers! Huge piney flavors here, huge beer and hopped enough. Loving what drakes does
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear deep orange with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Lacing seems to be holding up very nicely, however. I am picking up smells of pine, big grapefruit and citrus, and a hint of alcohol. As it begins to warm I am picking up a lot more caramel and alcohol in the aroma. Taste is big pine and citrus, light malt backbone, a touch of alcohol in the middle, with a big bitter finish. I am liking this beer more and more as it warms, very delicious.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from City Beer. Amber orange pout with a thick off white head. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and pine, with a touch of tropical fruit. Taste orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit balanced nicely by the malts.
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz, no date for $7.99 at OB Quik Stop a couple days ago. Minimally hazy medium orange with a one finger slightly yellowish white head, fair retention. Citrus hops dominate the nose with plenty of herbal and pine woody spice notes to follow. Not too much in the malt presence other than some mild sweetness. Flavor again has lots of herbal and woody spice notes again, with some citrus, light malt sweetness. Dry finish with some alcohol warmth in the throat, big bitterness peaking at a 7.