Brandman (2338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body, white head. Arom has huge tropical soap and caramel notes. Some pines and resiny hops too. Very nice and crispy hoppiness without being too pungent. Common grapefruit and citrus notes comes through.
Barreras (1225) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is similar, with a small citrus and grapefruit flavor. Light bodied, easy drinking, with a slight pine needle aftertaste.
presario (4877) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber. Big porous head. Piney nose and very piney flavour. Light malt. Hops grow heavier. Dry.
jehoesefat (330) - Poway, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of piney and citrus aromas. Pours clear orange-red with a foamy white head. Not bitter enough up front but does have a nice bitter finish.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/13/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. The beer was a well balanced with an interesting malt profile that works well with the hops. A very nice IPA.
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TylerGreenDC (550) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 On draft. Aroma of rose or orange blossom. Flavors of citrus hops and a bit of pine resin before caramel and faint chocolate malts come in. A great IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a clear gold body that supports an off white head of foam. The modest aroma offers up a bit of malts and a light degree of hops that are grassy, a bit of pine, some floral and a dash of lime peel. The taste begins with an even hoppiness that’s pine and floral and grassy all at once where there’s a good bit of hop bitterness going on. To midway a little bit of malts rise up to meet the bitter hops and mild flavor hoppiness and take this into the finish. Interesting take where it isn’t so much juicy but rather resiny with a decent malt base.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a two finger thick, tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of herbal and pine notes up front that is backed by light tropical fruit and citrus notes. Lightly peppery, slightly dank, “hemp” oil like notes, notes of oily Meyer lemon, and, as the beer warms up quite a bit a touch of warming, spicy alcohol.
Bitter with significant fruit notes that leans towards peach concentrate, ample floral nectar notes, guava notes, and tropical lychee. The bitterness lingers thoroughly through to the long finish and it grips the palate with a herbal astringency. Bitter pine notes, some touches of peppery rosemary and other woody herbal notes. The body has a medium’ish heft to it that doesn’t keep it from being fairly drinkable, though this is certainly not quite a quaffable brew.
It is interesting how oily and herbal the nose smells, with just a supporting tropical fruit hop character, while the flavor has quite a bit more hop fruitiness to it, though it still has a ton of dank, herbal, bitter hop character to it.
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy orange gold with an off-white head. The aroma has a very complex set of hops. Med + body. Flavor is lightly roast caramel, with hops that are fruity, citrus, earthy. I think one could pull out about any flavor from this beer. D..n good drink.
thorongil2 (1599) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(tap) bright clear orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit; rich and balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish