rangerred (842) - 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.
budznsudz (425) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange pour, typical ipa appearance. Smells like citrus mixed with wild flowers and just a touch of pine resin. Taste is bitter floral notes, tart fruit, and dry malt. Finishes quite dry.
BlowOffTube (340) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Alexsdad. Pours golden orange with thin white head. Grapefruit and spruce aroma. Orange and grapefruit taste with light to medium malt body. Nice bittering finish and leaves you wanting more.
HonusWagner (1145) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great, great west coast IPA. Nose is bursting with citrus and resin and slight hints of tropical fruits. Flavors follow, bits of lime and grapefruit and hints of mango, nice solid bitterness to keep the beer from being sweet. Just amazing stuff.
boisebeerguy (45) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden color with thin head. More buttering hops than aroma but very good.
Beerathon (887) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine, tropical fruit, slight spice from hops, burnt orange in color, lingering bitterness, decent.
John25 (133) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours orange/gold with amber hues and tons of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and pineapple. The taste adds some pine and lots of bitterness on the finish. Alcohol shows up to contribute to the perfect bite. Sticky resins linger on the palate. Medium carb. Awesome!!
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peteinSD (1244) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Copper pour with slight haze and a white slick of foam. Smells really good with resinous pine, floral hops, citrus, and complimentary bitterness over a smidge of malt sweetness. Malt backbone is somewhat bready and nicely shows of the pine and bitterness in the taste. Pretty clean mouthfeel. Definite lingering bitterness and some malt sweetness as it warms but the whole package is A-grade IPA. Really good.
Advocate_Ames (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange gold color with minimal sediment floating around. The head retention is defined of a fluffy off white cream color and it laced my glass. The aroma is full of juicy citrus, moderate pine, and floral hops. There was a nice malt undertone with a subtle yeast aroma too. In tasting I noticed a profound citrus, bitterness bite, semi sweet malts, and mild booze. The finish had a pleasant bitterness that sticks around with a nice grain flavor. In the finish there was also minor tones of yeast and alcohol. Overall a wonderful beverage for the style. A must try.
Mastelefish (47) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fat Heads, pours a medium copper. Aroma consists primarily of citrus and pine with some floral hints making their way through. The taste Iíd not very bitter as the citrus cancels it out to a considerable degree. Medium bitterness and body.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle brought back from the brewery by my wife, big grapefruit aroma, lasting bitterness.
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