Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear, golden orange with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Huge hop aroma; grapefruit, pine, resin, weed and light caramel. Taste is big pine and citrus, some grapefruit notes, and bread, but really lacking sweetness to balance out the hop bomb. Really bitter, but I kind-of dig it. Mouth-coating body with high carbonation. Needs a little more caramel, but still a nice IPA.
sonnycheeba (2944) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear copper/amber with average, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is floral and dank hops, pears, citrus fruit, caramel and bread malt, and light pine. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and hops (light bitterness) with supporting citrus fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Hazy, golden orange appearance wit ha white head. Resiny, sticky hoppy, grapefruit citrusy, rich aroma. Thick sticky resiny, sappy piney hoppy flavor with notes of grapefruit and apricot.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Brewery. Slightly hazy dark gold under a lush laceful foamy head. Aroma is strong of pine resin and grapefruit with a subtle toffee sweetness under it. Also smells just a bit "green". Taste is pretty resiny but not as bitter as I expected. Pretty floral/resinous/piny/citrusy taste with a bit of herbal bitterness, with just enough of a pale grain malty caramel tone to hold it up. Not bitter enough to scare your girlfriend away, but has a very hoppy taste. Like drinking non-bitter hop flowers.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Cascade dry-hopped firkin for firkin friday, pour was very hazy orange-yellow with thin white head, aroma brought big fruity and citrusy hops, hints of caramel and toffee and slight dank pine notes. Taste is a nice oily citrus, pine and caramel, hints of toffee and more citrus, finishing fairly bitter and dry. Really nicely done, the temp and firkin nature of it made the hop aromas really jump.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fragrant hops (citrus, floral, pine, resin), medium caramel and straw malt, fruity esters and light alcohol notes. Flavor is malt backbone with heavy hops, moderate bitterness, fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8844) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, skunk bud, orange, tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter grapefruit finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Rackhouse in Denver, CO.
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with lighter tangerine hues and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic lace left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma that’s slightly earthy and resinous, bursting with tropical and citrus fruit. Hints of papaya, mango, pineapple, orange and lots of grapefruit. Subtle pale grainy malt with hints of graham cracker and biscuit.
Medium bodied with a good balance of dry bitterness and sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes. Subtle pine earthiness with lots of mango, tangerine, orange peel and grapefruit. Grainy pale malt backbone provides good balance without overpowering the hops. Very quaffable.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 [My original rating was a 4, based on the original draft version - this updated rating is for the cans, which are fucking horrible - flabby, watery texture, muddled, stale malt and hop flavor throughout - high, abrasive acidity, despite the muted, stale hop flavor - sharp and punishing on the palate - what the fuck happened?] Tap at Dry Dock - hazy gold - this beer is hoppy as fuck! - the board at the brewery even joked that it was "250,000 IBUs" - extremely assertive grapefruit pith, pine needle and pine wood nose - same in the flavor - medium sweet pale malts add some depth to the citrus character - tongue-curling bitterness, but no abrasive acidity or any of the other drawbacks that come from such extreme hoppiness - chewy body - moderate yeastiness - freakin’ tasty.