jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is pine, some light malt. Taste follows.
Ratman197 (8840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Empyrean. Pours a clear golden appearance with an off white head. A bit spicy, herbal, lightly piney aroma. Bitter piney hoppy, herbal, somewhat grassy flavor with a quite bitter finish.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and light orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet, lightly earthy toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Light tinny aftertaste.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Happy Harry’s in Fargo, ND. Semi-hazy orange pour with a small but soapy white head. Floral hops dominate, with some citrus hops. Sharp bitterness on the back end but fairly well balanced. Solid IPA.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange tinted gold body with a long lasting bright white head. The nose is fairly lively with grapefruit with some peanuts and apricots. The nose is fruity and very inviting. This tastes a lot like orange peels and bread crust. there is also some dry hay and old books in the finish. A decent and clean dry IPA.
wlajwl (3472) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is spices and malts. The flavor is citrus, spices, malts and a mix of tangy and mild tartness. Interesting but not incredible.
jkwood04 (3238) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Looks amber. Aroma of floral/lightly citrusy hops plus a nice pale maltiness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad IPA, but not the best - they should make it hoppier.
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nearly clear amber with a thin, soapy head.
Sweet grapefruit aroma.
Very herbal/earthy bitter flavour.....
It’s as if all the citrus element went missing between the smell and the taste....
CanIHave4Beers (2866) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty hazy golden color with a big head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is malty at first, doughy & lightly toasty, this gives way to a more dominantly floral and citrus hop aroma with some light notes of graham cracker.
The flavor is bordering on aggressively bitter, but there is a touch of malt and graham cracker sweetness in there that add to a pretty good balance. The hop flavor is citrus rind, honestly it’s fairly one noted, but it’s not bad either. I can’t say that I love this beer, but it went down very quickly... Something needs to be more refined in the hop character, but the way the malt plays here is pretty cool.