ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Mike gave me a free bottle of this to try at Wesports Green Room bar. Mellow and dark orange. Fruity, zesty aroma. Sharp hoppy bitterness at end.
arnold931 (771) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper-orange with off-white head. Nose is caramel and some pine. Dry and hoppy.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish slight brown pour into a Piraat tulip glass.Good size head,gone soon.Hazy with bottle conditoned yeast pour.
Fairly hoppy aroma of earhty,spice,pine,some ripe fruit and dankness.
Pretty malty,sweetness is a bit cloying and it has a big bitter.Seems sweetly bitter. A kind of cereal sweetness with sticky carmel malts.Fairly full bodied. Big Piney bittering. This reminds me a little of SN pale ale.
Fairly solid ipa.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy gold with decent size white head. Aroma is malt / grain and citrus. Nice Palate, goes down very smooth, caramel malts, piney hops, little bit of tropical fruit & citrus. Fairly normal but good IPA.
heemer77 (5158) - 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.
piscator34 (2086) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are a pleasant classic blend of clean pale malt, white and pink grapefruit, and herbs. Flavours are of more white grapefruit, lime pith and herbal hops. Medium bodied with clean bitterness. Solid.
mcox90 (1652) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottled shared by jwattsrugger. Pours a modest pale gold with a 1/2" off white head. Light pine resin aroma with a hint of citrus. Flavor is mild bitterness with pine resin and some citrus. Light palate with a bitter finish.
adnielsen (10028) - 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.
drjay44 (2894) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick , very well retained ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a hazy medium amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is light floral honey notes, cereal, mild hop spice.....taste is slightly sweet, cereal, mild hop spice, finishing with a light lingering hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, no alcohol, carbonation adds light acid, minimal tingle. This is a gentle take on an IPA. It is rather simple in both the malt and hop backbones in both aroma and flavor, and for the hop heads the bitterness is quite low. It is nicely balanced however, contains no technical flaws, and tastes good. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6