seekingup2 (80) - - JAN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big win for me!! Love DuClaw and have been waiting for a ttrue IPA from them. This one hits the spot! Great aroma and wonderful hops flavors!!
unclemike (2687) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour clear copper with a finger of white head. The aroma is fairly floral with a little pine in the distance. The taste is nice and bitter with just enough citrus sweetness to balance. Solid but not spectacular.
corby112 (2736) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and coating the glass with chunks of soapy lacing on the way down.
Earthy aroma with floral, grassy hops, oily resins, tropical fruit and a sweet malt backbone. Hints of fresh cut grass, sticky kind bud and pine needle followed by citrus rind, melon and grapefruit. Stronger malt backbone than I prefer with lots of caramel sweetness, toffee, biscuit and roasted nut.
Medium body with soft carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Some lingering dry, earthy hop bitterness up front but this beer is very sweet with a prominent malt backbone. Some sticky pine, sticky resins and grassy soil countered by citrus and caramel malt sweetness. Some grapefruit, melon and prominent orange zest along with sweet caramel, toffee and biscuit. As it warms, the citrus/tropical fruit notes stand out a bit note with some mango, pineapple and blood orange but the malt presence is a bit stronger than I like for the style. A lot of the interesting hop flavors are sacrificed in the name of balance. Still, this is a solid beer with decent flavor and a well asked ABV making it deceptively drinkable.
drsordr (1744) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose light floral, slight powder, grassy, and hint of dank. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, grassy and dank hop. Light bitter continues through the finish. Flavors a little muted.
BierMeHoos (434) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is light amber body, white head. Aroma is pungent hop smell, herbal, spicy. Taste is hops and caramel malt. Palate is sweet, medium carbonation. Overall, its kind of just regular.
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a translucent orange color with a medium-large white head. Lots of lacing on this one. Aroma was pine, light resin, some earthy hops, light crisp malts. Flavor was tasty, but lacks a little something, a bit too earthy, but would not turn this one down again.
PorterPounder (6539) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Newport News, Va. - Farm Fresh Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling light copper with a sticky eggshell white head - traces of sticky lacing. Fresh, resiny, spruce-like aroma, touch of peachy fruitiness. Malt oriented flavor with plenty of bitter citrusy hop goodness, a touch of nectarine fruitiness. Mouthfeel is crisp, just thick enough. Decent enough.
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
first new beer of a mixed six I got at giant eagles (weird PA liquor laws) and man it was good. aroma of hop green, resin & wheat toast. toffee & resin flavors, oily & turgid. mouth not sure what to do, sticky finish.
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Baltimore. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is quite fruity, some caramel, a hint of rye, grapefruit and somewhat floral. Flavor is very bitter, quite some thick malts and full bodied. Intense IPA, but a little directionless. A bit of everything in there, but no real single selling point. Not bad though.
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with good head and lacing. Some initial citrus hop aroma. Medium bitter finish. OK bit nothing remarkable. Tap at BWI brewpub.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Soft fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits. Light bitter finish.