brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another can courtesy of Aaron. Amber/copper pour with a white head. Sweet malt and fruit aromas. Notes of pineapple, some grapefruit, and lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Sweet flavor of caramel and toffee. Notes of brown sugar and pineapple with a light grapefruit citrus character. Some light bitterness on the finish.
Ratman197 (9448) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - 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.
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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.
daknole (8854) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber/orange pour with a mostly white head. Aroma is a nice citrus/resin bomb! Just enough malt to balance this out, but its all hops all the time!
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
can. lightly hazed amber honey body with a medium-sized white head. caramel goop malt nose with buttery, musty grasses, moldy citrus fruits and band aids. ugh. basically smells like wort stew: sweet, sludgy amber malt syrup, stinky. add to that a goopy, sludgy, sourish-sweet malt syrup flavor... and vegetable-like bitter hops muddled by a sweaty yeast flavor... accompanied by a pasty texture... god, this is terrible. this is first-batch un-trained homebrewer stuff.
Dogbrick (7583) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Clear amber with a medium fluffy white head and a sticky top ring of lace. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, grapefruit and grainy malt. The finish is hoppy with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, resin, grapefruit/kumquat), with light notes of mango, sour/decaying vegetable matter (onion, celery), butter.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Odd name for this one...it’s more of a malt onslaught than anything, at least in the mouth (the nose is certainly very fruity-hoppy). Very sugary-syrupy sweet. Some off notes in the nose hurt the aroma score. More apparent alcohol than expected...tastes closer to 8%. Comes off more like an American Strong than an IPA.
arminjewell (5993) - 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.
notalush (4763) - 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.