boxofrane (2255) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma is relatively muted with some astringency, citrus, and light caramel. The taste has a background happiness but is insanely sweet. Not my style.
Gription79 (2310) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery. Very fruity nose, guava, citrusy, very pleasant nose, soft bready malts, firm bitterness, a bit to resinous to be easy drinking. Very tasty overall.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The brewery. Pours rich rich orange tan head nose light hops taste citrus decent but not up to par with their other beers. 18.104.22.168.13
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours a cloudy orange with thin diminishing off white head and nice foamy rings of lace. Notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel. Pretty sweet, astringent with a harsh bitter finish.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a decent IIPA, though far from my favorite. has the right parts, just not enough of them. floral, citrusy, and a tad sweet. medium bodied, tasty summer brew."
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy golden with off-white head. Nose is imperial pale-ish, with cloying pale malt, honey, caro syrup, citric hops. Tastes on the sweet side, syrupy, with assertive hops and a bit of heat as it warms.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy sun tea orange with a well retained light beige head. Resiny citrus and herbal hops dominate the earthy sweet caramel backbone. Flavor has a lot of sweet orange citrus hops that blend well with the caramel, and I actually do taste a little tea as well. Dry finish with bitterness @ a 6-7 at the back corners of my tongue. Smooth full body with the alcohol masked very well. I thought this was pretty good, and more akin to DIPAs back home (not West Coast), as I understand the brewer was from Flossmoor--makes sense..
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ FiftyFifty. Pours a murky, brownish-bronze color; huge, creamy off-white head with gorgeous retention, lacing that coats the glass; beautiful. Goes downhill at the nose: lots of tea, intense nougaty sweetness (syrup), and sweet caramel; earthy hoppiness takes backseat. Full, chewy mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; tea, chewy caramel and malty sweetness, with a balancing earthy and fruity hoppiness; overly sweet, sticky, lots of candy sugar. Hard to drink a lot of this. Lasting finish: strikes a balance of sorts at the end; lingering candy sugar stickiness, overt earthy bitterness. For how good this looks, very disappointing.
Lubiere (10444) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber red ale with a thin lacing off white head. Aroma of British and American hops, grassy, and fresh grains. In mouth, a good oily malt with c-hops, herbal, pinhey and pleasant. Rich and smooth. On tap at brewpub August 19, 2009.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy amber-brown with a sticky head. Lots of hops in the aroma with mainly pine and grapefruit. Sweet as well. The flavor has pine and bitter grapefruit juice with a malty and somewhat sweet body giving way to a spicy finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Plenty of malt, but still mainly leaning on juicy and resinous hop flavors and bitterness. Properly bitter without being harsh. A very pleasant beer to drink.