rangerred (987) - 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.
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours golden amber with a one finger head. Aroma of pine, caramel, grass, and slight citrus. Bitter throughout the sip, slightly sweet caramel, lots of pine. Medium body, good carbonation, nice west coast style IPA.
TheSilentSaint (58) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with decent head. Smell fresh hops. Mouthfeel light with decent carbonation. A very good hop flavor. No malts. Amazing IPA. Fav ++
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DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/23/15] Draught at Fat Head’s in Portland. Clear golden. Aroma of “green” hops, fruity and slightly oniony. “Green” hops flavor, fruity and a bit oniony, with nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good.
TXBadger (1703) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, grass, and resinous notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes bitter, with a nice hop bite.
acearl (403) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From memory, on tap, darker golden hue, earthy pine smell with some hop citrus hues, more passion fruit but a great balance dry bitter and sweet malt but not overly sweet, very good worth going out of the way for
DedicatedToFun (3519) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, gold pour. White head, nose and taste are super bitter. Citrus, piney, great IPA
jb (2371) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really heavy citrus nose with a bit of pine and toffee. Clear, orange, some retention. Resinous mouthfeel, with the pine up front, then a bit of citrus and it really mellows out. Hop forward indeed. Thanks for the trade Ron.
Ron (2822) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Erica brought back from Ohio. Pours a clear orange in color with a finger of white head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma has a great citrus scent, along with some floral and tropical fruit notes. Flavor is fresh citrus hops throughout. Finishes with a tangy bitterness and lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden. Delicious.
MWMBeerguy (172) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical American hop aroma. Great color with a thin head. Bitter up front with sine sweetness. I would have liked this beer a bit drier. Good ipa.
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VastActiv (3367) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fathead’s, Portland. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, some grape, some pine, hops and malts.