Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Clear amber/golden - white head. Sweetness. Earthy. Fruity. Citrus. Nice bitterness. Knækbrød. Pine. Resin. Ok.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild pine and slight toasted malty. Bitter, slight herbal. Toasted malty and pine hoppy. Dry and bitter, herbal dry finish.
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Clear golden colored with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles.
Fruity flavor of hops and citrus with notes of pine needles.
cjnuxoll (13) - - JUN 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The trend seems to be to brew for the season at hand, and winter is no exception. Unfortunately for we consumers, some of the larger brewers are so eager to create a new flavor, they sacrifice the quality. I’m so tired of over-spiced winter lagers that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Finally, someone got it right. This is a lightly spiced IPA with a reddish tint, moderately carbonated, without the bite and a slightly cloudy pour that won’t overwhelm you in its complexity. The array of flavors in its blend give you the winter experience without detracting from the hoppy IPA backdrop. It doesn’t slam you in the face at the start like a Sam Adams or Widmer’s, and finishes easily without any burnt notes like you might get from other winter lagers. If you can get this, you have to try it.
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Faction
Clear golden with a small white head, good lacing. Aroma is all grapefruit. Flavors of grapefruit, caramel and pine resin
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a low cream head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pithy flavor with light pine and light earthiness. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pithy grapefruit lingers with light pine.
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Joe shared with William. Pours copper clear orange with small white head. Notes are dank citra, simcoe skunk, and orange bitterness. Really juicy and mineral’d out on the nose. Medium body. Nice.
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is golden with a nice white head..Nose is spicy hop, dank, resin, spice. Taste is spicy hops, bubble gum, sweetness, dank, bitter..
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13 ounce sample on tap at Winchester Goose in Chico. The aroma is pretty hoppy with light lemon citrus and a little tangerine. Pine is also present. Moderate underlying sweetness, too. Quaffable. Scant haziness in this golden-orange body. Medium white head present and good lacing. Starts with some citrus hop bitterness before this becomes full of oniony hop flavors in the middle. Finishes a little sweet with moderate bitterness. Technically good, but the onion just rubs me the wrong way. I am surprised to get onion from Simcoe and Citra.
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster@Faction. This was my first Faction beer. As soon as the aroma touched my nose I thought I was in Alpine. Cool. Pours clear amber with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit light but it is that Alpine-esque perfect marriage of pine needles, grapefruit, and passionfruit that I love. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, again very Pure-Hoppiness like but a bit harsher on the finish. Medium body, very creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.