rangerred (956) - 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.
craigcochran (2) - - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had this on draft and in the bottle, both are exceptional. Very well balanced earth/citrus blend. I must admit that this brew hides the ABV quite well.
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Fat Headís Portland. Golden color. Aroma is pine and bitter citrus. Hop bomb flavors, with the pine, grapefruit, and orange. Good balance of sweet malt for all the hoppiness.
bigeagle12 (1) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tastes like Iím licking a tree. Got as a gift. Awful. Would rather get run over by a truck than consume one of these again.
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a Merky golden color. Nice thick foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit. Tastes is hoppy, grapefruit, crisp. Not an IPAD guy but, this is pretty good.
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this at an ABC store in FL. Pours clear Amber with an offwhite head. Juicy hop aroma - tropical fruit. Intensely bitter with malt backing. Getting lots of that tropical fruit on the tongue. Medium body. Very nice ipa.
Bammers54 (58) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, a very well balanced IPA, lovely fruit/hop combination, working well with the high ABV, very good american style strong pale ale
drunkenemperor (8) - sincinnasti, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pale golden, reminds me of anderson valley back in the day.... citrus/culumbus a bit middle of the road...
living near jungle jims...
raphael (917) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barrel House in Gibsonia PA. Full flowery woodsy aroma. Hops almost harsh, resiny with lemon peel. Dry on the palate. yellow with slight orange tinge, thin white head.
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy for sure. Not a lot of head on it. Donít think my palate is developed enough for the citrus and pine.
Clarkdvm (175) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft in fl. Smells wonderful. Definite full IPA taste, slightly over the top aftertaste. Lots of body. Not for non IPA drinkers.. but damn good