JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Honestly, my favorite beer...my deserted island beer. Pours a reddish hue, with tons of frothy head. Vigorous lacing clings to the glass. It has intense aromas of serious grapefruit, spice, citrus, and pine. The flavors are unbelievablely balanced, even in this unbalanced IPA, showing a strong malty forefront which melds well with the intense hop backbone...just the perfect amount of malty sweetness presence. The finish seems to last minutes on the palate, as the sting of your tongue gently fades...not to mention, itís only 6% abv, which is a feat in itself to have so much complexity in such a small abv.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tall can gift from Jc1762. Dark amber body with big head. Very inviting. Nose is very hoppy, with barley and spicy notes. Just great. Taste is also very hoppy, then becomes more caramel, burnt malts and a punchy, alcy finish. Warms up real good. Excellent beer. Thanks Jon!
danielst (356) - AUSTRIA - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Orange amber color. Grapefruit and lemon pith aroma, sweet crystal malt and hop resin flavor. This is really tasty and a nice change from paler IPAs.
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper with a slight haze and strong off-white head. Fantastic hop medley aroma spiked with piney notes. Flavor is dry and piney with an excellent soft texture and just enough maltiness; hops are complex and well done with orange peel notes. Quite good.
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Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4.5 overall: 4
A: Orange color with a thick head that leaves very sticky lacing.
S: Hops, citrus.
T: Refreshing and tasty. Fresh hoppy beer. Delicious with hop bitterness present in the finish.
M: Very nice. Carbonation is on the money. Crisp and clean.
D: I would drink this often, if it was available to me. I could definitely toss a few of these back.
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jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Virby44 for the can! Poured into a snifters showing moderately filtered dark brown with white foam around the edges.
The nose doesnít show much. Light malts with a bit pine but not much else. Upon warming up, a lot of caramel malts on a very light background of pine resin.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of light juicy pineapple with moderately intense pine resin in the background supported by a light malt backbone. Simple but tasty. The can is about two weeks old but Iím guessing this would a lot more fruit and less malt on tap.
HuskerTan (1714) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Caramel, soapy.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Caramel, bitter, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Okay, not enough citrus and too much caramel malt and bitterness for me.
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is not hoppy,but not super. While you taste, you would have a different kind of feeling. Probably itís because of long storage. Light amber with small head. Very piney , fruity and hoppy. Well balanced and relatively dry finish. Very good
MrTipple (3695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet citrus fruits, lemon and lime, unripe passion fruit. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. Floral hops coming up, very bitter citrus fruits, grapefruit, unripe orange, some grass, lively carbonation, medium bodied. Nice IPA, fairly bitter in taste, grassy in palate. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.
ochniczek (266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. clear medium amber/red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, intense hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Maakun (4064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at The Chicago Diner. Slight hazy amber with beige head. Marmalade, lemon peel, some resinous hops, caramel, light toffee, drying grass and some marijuana in the finish. Almost medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit oily feel. Nice.