mensch (280) - 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. I’m 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.
stantheman (769) - 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 (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (12038) - 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.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, pine, resinous notes into a bit of grass, some bready, doughy notes as well, slight lemon. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, pine into some slight resin, herbal notes into a bit of bread, dough, finishing bitter.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color/ white head. Nice citrusy, spicy, herbal, tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Nice tropical fruit sweetness, with herbal, citrus, spicy hoppage---nice IPA
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Applejack in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The pour is a hazed orange copper with a three inch light tan head which is quite lasting and falls with nice lace. The aroma is nutty, softly coffee, with grassy floral hop and an interesting fresh cocoa smell. Interesting nose, very engaging. The taste is grass, lemon citrus hop, followed close behind by the toast, roast and nut of the coffee, which carries the finish. All flavors are integrated, balanced and pleasantly subdued. The palate is medium bodied, cleansing carbonation and a dry softly bitter and roast finish. Nicely integrated flavors, well done.
drjay44 (2937) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, white head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy, amber (SRM 13) body.....nose is light toasted malts, with light biscuit, bread, light citrus peel, tangerine, floral note, hints of pine, resin, balance to the hops....taste is lightly sweet,floral honey notes, moderate citrus peel, tangerine, light pine, resin, finishing with a soft hop bitterness, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky. light alcohol, light astringency, carbonation slightly creamy. This is more east coast IPA. The multitude of hops have a gentle bitterness, with an apparent low alpha acid content. The layers of hop aroma and flavor emphasize the delicacy of the hops. It has too low bitterness to be an American IPA. If you want a complex but light on bitterness IPA, this one’s for you. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Block (1676) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty solid IPA. Hops in the nose. A crispy bitterness in the body with a sweeter backbone. The 7.2% holds up well.
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden with slight orange tint and generous lasting head. A little dry and toasty, grapefruit. Nice clean bitter flavor. Medium bodied, nice bitter finish.
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery. Clear and copper hued. A thick off white head leaves a thick lacing layer. Complex hop aroma of citrus and cat. The cat is tasted first along with softer malts. Complex hop flavor. Citrus, tropical, maybe some grass. A hint of honey. A nice beer.