ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís golden orange in color, with what looks like a somewhat thin body (thank to the fast-rising carbonation) and an off-white head. For some reason this doesnít look like it should smell as robust with hops as it does. Strong, stiff aromas of pine, fresh, herbal citrus, and a faint whisper of resin rule the roost, with light caramel malts really taking a back seat. Itís well-balanced for such a hop-forward beer. Itís so delicious in the nose that it almost smells like candy. I donít want to stop smelling it.
Iím not so disappointed that I had to stop smelling it to take a drink, though, because the beer is freaking awesomer in the mouth. Those sticky, fresh, potent, almost candy-like sweet and resinous, piney hops pummel the taste buds as soon as you open your mouth. This is so generously hopped, and the relative thin and non-competing malt body doesnít get in the way. In fact, itís very complimentary. The flavor, as is the aroma, is also addictive. If you hadnít already guessed.
Although a good amount of bitterness rears its head in the finish, itís extremely tolerable for the amount of hops flavor that it showcases. And man, that bitterness is addictive. Hmm... this seems to be a recurring theme. Itís just strong enough to make you respect it, but just tame enough to make you want more right away. What an awesome IPA. Another great beer, and brewery, out of Ohio!
jeremugohio (85) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap, very delicious. Aroma was light bit good. First taste very smooth and nice fruity notes.
rbrazell (1312) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep orange color with a small white head. Lots if tropical fruit hoppiness in the nose, pineapple, peaches and mangos with a touch of malt sweetness. Flavor is pretty similar with nice prickly carbonation with a nice finishing bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a finger of white head that lingers and leaves lacing.hoppy floral aroma and taste that matches. A good beer
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Tim and Dan. Thanks! Pours a clear, amber color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, some hay, pine hops, grass, orange, mango, with a clean, pine, bitter hop finish that lingers for a while. A very good, very complex single IPA.
BelgianBeerGal (2874) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at JJís. Really nice IPA that does not beat you over the head with bitterness and offers some really juicy, fruity notes. Well made.
Bengibbs6 (28) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sediment floats throughout- pieces of hops? Amazing- nice and heady without the metallic bitterness sometimes involved with a beer this hoppy.
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auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. Plastic, bubblegum, and cat pee aroma are distinctly Simcoe oriented. Sure, it gets a little tropical and piney, but itís too much. Flavors are more subdued and integrated and I really like the mix of pale malt and juicy hop flavor. Itís clean and smooth with the hoppiness, lacking any of the roughness, but Iím just not digging the hop flavor profile. A bit boozy.
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bottle, courtesy of b3shine and another bottle by Sammy via a separate trade. Thanks guys! Bright orange body, tight lightly gold-tinted head. Very aromatic nose, perfumey ruby grapefruit, lush tropical fruits, hint of eucalyptus. Gorgeous aroma! The palate is awash in fresh flavourful hop character, with sweet grapefruit standing out among a veritable fruitbowl of tropical fruits. There is a hint of mint in there too. The malts are just a hair sweeter than biscuit/cracker character, so the hops really are the star here. The body and the bitterness are austere enough that drinkability reaches dangerous proportions. Fantastic! So glad I have another bottle of this!
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark Gd with a thick rocky off white head. Heavy grapefruit, pine and resin. Bitter with minimal sweetness.