rangerred (937) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Abundant carbonation allows a rocky head to be maintained nearly throughout the entire drink with tons of rocky lacing clinging to the glass.
Aroma just screams west coast IPA. Tons and tons of citrus from the hops and is very "in your face." Pineapple, mango, and tangerine along with a solid bready malt base. Really a mouthwatering aroma.
All of these wonderful characteristics continue over into the flavor. Tropical fruit immediately that just seems to spread across the mouth. There is a very juicy quality that I just love. Some light bread provides just enough malt to keep the hops balanced. High bitterness but not to the point of being overbearing or unpleasant. Mouthfeel is on the sticky and chalky side which I am not crazy about but it is a small price to pay.
Overall, an absolutely amazing IPA out of Ohio that rivals the best coming out of California. I am so happy I found this beer and plan on picking up many more before heading back to TN.
ramboraffe (535) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at world of beer, pensacola, FL. Amber with white head. Smell is hoppy floral and pine. Taste is heavy floral and pine hops. Dry with high bitterness and low carbonation.
Bule (783) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a yellow Amber color with very little head. Aroma of onions, but perhaps this is just very intense pininess. The hop bitterness is intense and overpowers the rest of the brew.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light and an excellent lacing. The sharp aroma was citrus and hoppy. The sharp crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of bitter semi-sweet mild nut citrus burnt malt crisp and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie says it taste like oven cleaner. B b. Julie gives a 1.0000
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freeofthoughts (659) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two month bottle pours a golden yellow with a little orange hue. Just a small amount of white fizz. Nice rich aroma, grainy bright but really, herbs hoppy. There is a sweet grainy front that is nice and smooth but quickly fades into the bitter citrus peel and lightly abrasive earthy hop kick. Fairly focused on the hop character it has a steady bitterness, a moderate lingering flavor and works great with the grains. I think the grains are actually my favorite part, makes this very easy to drink.
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, fresh.
TASTE: hoppy, dry, fruity.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"What a wonderful, fresh IPA this is! Huge and complex aroma and flavors...heavy pine, citrus, AND tropical candied fruit, like pineapple. Near perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Drinks like a double flavor-wise with a lighter drinkable palate. Among the elite. Thanks ggrumet for this masterpeice!"
Tommynh (39) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice IPA scent, deep golden color, huge IPA taste, a bit of an IPA aftertaste, this is a great IPA and I had it after a Sam Adams Rebel IPA which is another good IPA
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jkwalking05 (3815) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at Engine No. 9 in St Petersburg, FL. Golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, mango, pineapple, a hint of dank hops. Taste is slightly dank with notes of mango, grapefruit, light pine, caramel and grass.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml. bottle sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Excited to try this one, I have heard a lot of great things about this one. Orange, little white bubbles for head. Huge cheese hops in the nose, bit odd mix malt, candy, caramel, touch dank,… Taste is dank, cheese, malt, apricot, caramel, grass, fruits,… Creamy body, low carb. Nice beer but not top (esp. due to a bit clashing malt & hop profile), prob. too high expectations here.