mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the inaugural Front Range Ralley in Loveland, CO and growler. This stuff rocks. My new favorite IPA. Beats others in quality AND QUANTITY of aroma and flavor. Iím getting a load of citrus- more orange than grapefruit - as well as pine and floral notes. Very low onion. Explodes on the palate with carmel malt and then a plethora of hop flavors, almost overshadowing the substantial bitterness. A very slight astringent/mineral taste in the finish.
Bill Becker (806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a mixed 6-pack of cans I bought at Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins.
No dating that I can find.
Served on the warm side, it looks a slightly hazy gold with a lot of foam. As the head shrinks, some lacing is left behind.
The smell is on the fruity and floral side hop wise. Thereís an ample malt nose that appears to me to be sweetish.
It has a balanced taste; slightly sweet from the malt with a very light non descipt bitterness. Unusual flavours going on here but I am enjoying them.
One of the more balanced IPAs that I have tried. Not sure if itís because of the age of my can or it is as the brewer intended. Either way, like I said, itís quite enjoyable.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is tropical fruit and pine. Medium mouth, juicy, grapefruit, dank, lingering bitterness, very good.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cans. Possibly one of the best single IPAís that Iíve ever had. Dense citrus and fruity nose. Tropical fruits and citrus flavors are in perfect balance with light-medium malt body. I canít stop drinking it.
blueshockey24 (435) - Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours golden hazel with thick off white head. Aroma is Pineapple grapefruit and pine. Taste is grapefruit and papaya with a piney hoppy finish. Pretty good.
Ernest (7318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, melon, orange, resin), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of onion. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Nice hop aroma for the most part, only somewhat brought down by oniony and doughy notes. I guess you can expect onion from Summit or Simcoe, but thereís just no way I can enjoy that odor in beer...why brewers use either variety is still a mystery. Good flavor balance and appearance help save this one.
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Med in Boulder, malty tropical fruit nose, herbal bitterness, dry-sweet, more tropical fruit, hint of antiseptic and caramel, delicious balanced AIPA.
Beaver (1647) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.
The aroma is lots of grapefruit and green piney hops with some bready crystal malt in the background.
The flavor is sweet crystal malts with lots of grapefruit and citrus followed by a fairly big resiny dank hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very nice IPA with sweet fruity notes and nice hop bitterness.
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Flatz bar/lounge in the Renaissance Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield Colorado. A 14 ounce sleeve repoured into a large snifter. A yellow orange beer with generous off white head and pronounced orange citrus nose. In the mouth. . Pronounced and rich citrus orange tang with good hop bite. Some malt there for balance. Lingering malt and orange aftertaste. Quite nice. 3.7.
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Slightly hazy golden color. Nice tropical fruit and pineapple aroma. Taste is bitter but balanced pineapple and grapefruit.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber body topped by small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, straw, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some straw, light earthy/apricot. Medium body, light resin, acidity.