HonkeyBra (3956) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF2013. Pours an orangish amber color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, some pine notes, lots of brown sugar and carmel. Flavor is quite sweet and malt foward, with lots of caramel, sugar, and brown sugar notes. Some mild grapefruit and citrus peel bitterness. Boozy, way too sweet, thin bodied. Finishes with some generic hoppy bitterness.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, weed, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, citrus, dank, pine, caramel, and grass with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, and pine. Sweet brown sugar and caramel. A touch of grass. Flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar up front with a nice bitterness on the finish. Pine, grapefruit, and orange peel hop character. Pretty standard but enjoyable.
maley1 (1000) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, pine and hops. Taste of caramel, very sweet, grapefruit, piney, hops, huge hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, a little cloying. Good beer.
Reynolds314 (3216) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma came at me with nice pine and grass hops. Taste is a bit sweet with a huge soapy presence that i cant get past. Pretty good but very soapy hops.
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Kyle, you’re the man, a big piney dank iipa but not sticky and thick which is new, these are usually stick. Good malt
Body, this is very nice
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
32oz growler pours a translucent, dark orange with some lacing, clump, white head. Nose is very pithy citrus, grapefruit and orange, pine, soap, honey, malt, some kumquat. Flavor is mostly bitter, strong grapefruit, like biting through the rind of an orange, a little blood orange, kumquat, pine, honey, a little candy. Full bodied, sticky finish. A good beer, but very much in the vein of all DIPAs. Nothing really stick out, but still well made.
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus and resin aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bitter finish of medium to long duration. This is a standout beer.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #15. Very good DIPA, nice balance and very flavorful, great stuff. (2774)
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of dcschiller.
Pours a brilliant gold with a fluffy white head that leaves plenty of lacing in my pint glass. Aroma has big citrus, and floral notes. Flavor is much the same. Huge citrus punch, with a slight piney finish that’s not super resiny.
Great hop character, light mouthfeel, and a perfect balance between super dried out west coast, and the cloyingly sweet IIPA’s we see in the midwest. This beer is also dangerously drinkable. If I hadn’t read previous reviews, I wouldn’t have guessed it was 8.5%. With this being my first beer from Fate, I’m psyched to see what’s coming next!