Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the most "refined " beer that I have had over the past two years.
This is the real deal, the final product
Very refined. You would think that they have been brewing this for centuries.
Passion fruit in an IPA? Brilliant! Only New Zealand hops? Home run!
At the end of 2012, this might be the best beer that I have had all year.
chuckstout (225) - 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 (94) - 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 (8450) - 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 (1452) - Clear Creek, 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 (117) - 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 (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brouwer’s in Seattle. Deep gold, big foam. Skunky grapefruit. medium juicy body. Nice
tschof (54) - - 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 wouldn’t seek it out as a gotta have.
NikkTwist (1341) - 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 (250) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s some what hard to write this review because once upon a time this beer was outstanding. I’ve followed it since it was first released and seen it morph into something that lacks the beautiful qualities it once had. Bummer, it’s just a basic hoppy redish beer.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber color with a thin white top. Nose is fruity. Taste is citrus, mild earthiness and fruit.