pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange color, cloudy and with a dark melon like hue from deep within it. Fat creamy head of khaki foam that left plenty of clinging lace. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Light fresh orange on passion fruit. No pine in the nose until it warmed a bit then it was earthy pine needles. A beautiful scent of brown sugar for malt. Taste is outrageously good. The fruits are juicy and a bit tart too so they fully engage the palate. The earthy pine is light and the the malt becomes a soft light caramel. The body approaches medium but stays light. Thereís a bit of sticky resin at the back to coat the throat and leaves a bitter that starts soft and then increases in intensity after the swallow. Lingering after tatse of caramel, sweet fruit and pine needles. Brilliant beer.
I loved this beer. This had a sensual caramel that stayed generally light but was like a ribbon underneath this beer. The fruit was bountiful and the bitter started soft and then became a bit stronger as it lingered.
chuckstout (327) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon, guava, citrus, pours a nice Amber/orange with a dense off white head and excellent lacing. Nice body and mouthfeel. Bitter rind, caramel, biscuit and dry finish
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle. Expected more hop aroma. Nice bitterness balanced with enjoyable malt profile. But in the end, meh, nothing outstanding or memorable, just another IPA.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone's. Poured an amber color with a thin sized off white head. Floral hops, some fruitiness, a bit toasty and a lighter sweetness.
ajnepple (3392) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Orange amber appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of pine, rye, fruity hops (citrus, tropical) and spicy hops. Similar flavor with moderate bitterness and a crisp, medium body. Pretty tasty.
Madsen1635 (430) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark golden pour with offwhite head. Balanced fresh aroma with peach and citrus. Taste has medium bitterness and is again very well balanced.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brouwerís in Seattle. Deep gold, big foam. Skunky grapefruit. medium juicy body. Nice
tschof (61) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish cloudy color. Bitter finish but fairly balanced. I enjoyed it and would have again if I came across it, but wouldnít seek it out as a gotta have.
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark orange pour with spotty off-white foam. Earthy and fruity. Plums and prunes. Spiced bark. Vanilla varnish. Gooseberry. Portobellos. Dark, sharp and jucy. Body feels a bit too watery though. Lasting spicy bite in the finish.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís some what hard to write this review because once upon a time this beer was outstanding. Iíve followed it since it was first released and seen it morph into something that lacks the beautiful qualities it once had. Bummer, itís just a basic hoppy redish beer.