legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice light copper colour, with a huge fluffy white head. Heavy nose of pure hops, but the taste was much more subdued.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 24, 2012 (picked it up in a six-pack for $9.49 at Kiel’s in San Diego on Aug. 24, 2012). Poured a dark caramel with caramel laced white head. Thick, white foam on the sides, good retention on the top.
Really liked the smell. Got citrus hops (lemon, orange, peach) and floral hops up front. Then got some caramel malts.
Tasted a raw version of the smell. Citrus hops (orange/tangerine) and more of a caramel malt backbone. A bit grainy and heavy. Something slightly off.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Gets old after a bit.
Not a bad beer, it had its moments. The look and smell had me hooked, but something was off with the taste.
Wim (2547) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
licht amber coloured sparkling body with a white head a fruity hoppy aroma a spicy hoppy fruity sweet taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1st September 2010
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Dry palate. Caramel malt. Bitterish tangy hops - orange and grapefruit. Bitterish aftertaste. Not too bad but lacks a little coherence.
patxa (174) - MEXICO - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Buen aroma y textura. Se asienta bien en el paladar. Facil de beber, pero amargura decente. Notas de caramelo, final débil.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from the Pipeline, thanks Duffman! Pours hazy orange/old, thin off-white head, soft lacing. Nose is mandarin orange, clean cardboard, some grass. Flavours are lightly bitter, with nondescript citrus, and some lightly vegetal earth. Not a drainpour, but not great either.
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle, deep gold in color, big white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, but the expected hops bite was not there. Medium-to-full bodied, a few herbal notes but a clean finish. Nice beer, a little high in alcohol (7.2%), but not your typical IPA, as the malt comes through as well. A good beer, but not a hops monster.
BeerSquare (115) - - MAY 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer does seem to be somehow, inexplicably, flawed. . . but I love the balance they were able to achieve.
Still, there’s this feeling that lagery normalness and bland familiar hop flavors lurk just beyond what is actually a nice, relatively light and subtle IPA.
Would rate lower, except for the nice complexity and balance in the aroma and taste.
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this somewhat misses the mark as far as an IPA is concerned, but a really decent and enjoyable beer. Maybe more of an amber or pale ale.
LetsGoState (561) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a little grainy but not much there. Taste is some spices and grains without many hops. Overall a little too odd.