commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can acquired as part of a beer sampler Christmas gift. Poured into a pint glass with a Lakefront Pumpkin Lager label. Color is a kind of hazy, light orange with a golden tinge. Lighter than other IPAs. Frothy white head initially that dissipates rather quickly. Nose feels rather typical of an IPA with citrus and pine hoppy notes and a little bit of a floral quality. Taste has a healthy dose of citrus as well with grapefruit prominent and a bitter pine resin finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Nothing really stands out about this option but it’s drinkable. First RateBeer entered beer from my home state. Happy it’s not terrible as my expectations of beer produced in ND were pretty low.
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured cloudy, golden with a nice off white head and nice lacing all over the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, and some malts. Taste is slightly bitter and hoppy, lots of fruit notes, well balanced with malts. Very good IPA; quite enjoyable.
boisebeerguy (153) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Slight hops in the nose. Taste bitter with slight maltyness. Could use more hop profile in my opinion.
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can into tulip glass, purchased at the brewery on 11/13/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, thick head. Strong woody, grapefruity hop nose. Moderate bitterness, sweet but slightly doughy malts. Finishes with an alcoholic flourish. Bit yeasty, too.
euniceradio (340) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can to tulip. Pours orange, beige froth head. Aroma of pine, cedar, grass, citrus. Taste is the same with bitter grapefruit. Mouthfeel is med, good carb. Excellent single IPA.
hayduke (4292) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass orange with white foam. Nosoe of citrus and grass. Medium body. Flavor is kind of odd with th. Finish is citrus and some bitterness but and odd bitterness. So so.
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can thanks to Douglas.
A: Semi-clear orange color with a thin white head.
N: Pine, lots of grass, grapefruit, woodiness, earth, orange syrup. Cracker and some glue.
T: Very bitter, light sweetness.
M: Medium body, moderately resinous, light burn.
O: Decent IPA. I think this could use a decrease in mid boil hops to add complexity.
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear orange with a medium white head. A big sweet floral fruity nose. The flavor is light sweet citrus, lemongrass. Ok. Drinkable. Very light.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
hazy gold, frothy white ring. Heavy orange sugar nose, musty yeast is overwhelming. Front palate is thin, watery with light paper bitterness mid, thin across light caramel and grass finish, no sugar but completely washed out.