lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-orange, white head. Aroma of heavy citrus, oranges, spicy hops. Taste is the same citrusy underneath melding with caramel and an overlay of spicy hops, bitter finish. Nice.
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully balanced IPA with a punch in the face hop profile. I have had this now in both a draft at the brewpub and in a take-away 4 pack of bottles. Great stuff.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 After popping open one of the bottles I brought back from Cleveland, I had to increase the aroma score. Just an amazing amount of hops contained in this bottle. Awesome!
On draft at Fat Heads in Cleveland.
I finally got a chance to try this one, been waiting awhile. Hit the brewpub on the way home after a weekend in Cleveland. You can tell this beer is extremely fresh. Itís exploding with aromas of citrus and hop resin. Full flavor as well, with lots of juicy hops... more citrus and pine with what seems to be very little malt. ( I was also lucky enough to try the cask conditioned version of this was just a tasty with an extremely smooth palate and soft carbonation.) And to top it off, I was very pleased to find that they had 4-packs available, just bottle 3 days ago! Luckily with family in Cleveland, I always have an excuse to make the trip to restock.
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured clear golden/orange with a decent white head. Straight hoppy here. Not bitter or resinous. Leafy, earthy, honey-like malt sweetness for balance and a vegetable/root quality.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Strong, solid aroma of hops and pine... some light citrus notes that I suspect will come out in the taste. Taste is solid citrus and pine. Wonderful. Not better than Sculpin, but still great.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear gold color from the growler with thick white head. It has big citrus, floral hop, and pine aroma. The citrus grapefruit flavor as well as pine come through in the taste. There is a bit of a malt flavor as well. The hops are not as prominent on the palette as they are on the nose. There is a hop bitterness to the beer but I really wish is was a lot more. Overall I solid IPA.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden-orange color with a nice big white head and some moderate lacing.
S: Smells really quite nice. Plenty of pine that is very resinous along with a big grapefruit aroma and plenty of citrus in general. Thereís a touch of grassy hop smell and not really much malt at all.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor falls off a little bit. Certainly a lot of pine and grapefruit, as well as a solid bitterness. Thereís more malt presence on the palate and just a bit of a step backward in terms of the hop intensity.
M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation and a nice dry and slightly bitter finish.
D: I really want to give this beer a better score, but the flavor just let me down after what was a very nice nose.
GMCC2181 (1513) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Bottle and growler from stfun... Nice nose of pine, grapefruit and citrus.. Glowing orange color, decent head. Lots of pine and grapefruit... Nice bitterness but well balanced. Dry... lots of bitterness and grass in the after taste. Medium body. Overall: A nice little IPA. HopHeads delight. Thanks josh
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a very flavorful IPA. I had tried 3 IPAs, Palate Wrecker and a Hopsecutioner and this beer was better than either of those. Great aroma of hops and slight citris. A good thick pour that coated my glass and palate. Very enjoyable.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade with tobiasfunke5 over at BA. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium to large sized creamy white head. Big resinous citrus hops, pungent and dank, with a clean crisp malt backbone. Medium bodied, smooth and malty, with a big bright citrus hop component. Moves to a tropical fruit and grapefruit bitter finish, lingering with some quinine notes. Fantastic.