Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Resin, black pepper - orange zest, grapefruit - intensity is fairly strong.
Ap: Golden-orange, clear - large off-white head, great retention, leaves a rocky mountain of foam.
T: Toasted malt, slight medium and light caramels - lemon and grapefruit - pine - bitterness is medium-high, clean - low sweetness - grapefruit and pine on the finish.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Good AIPA - hop flavor is firm and pronounced, though as sticky and pungent as some examples - it could use a bit more carbonation.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Taste like an aluminum can with hops! Not impressed for my first with Finch's Beer Co!
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Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can - Nice floral hops aroma. A bit too grainy on the tongue for me. It seems a little malt-heavy. OK beer. I was recommended this one by a Chicago beer-lover, so I was expecting to like it a bit more than I did.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy orange pour with a solid, lingering off-white head. Aroma of honey, orange rind and resin. Really nice flavor. The way that the honey-like malt sweetness/resin balance out early on is really well done. A nice clean citrus finish follows. Tasty, very drinkable IPA.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz. can: Pours a clear copperish-orange with a frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting. Citrusy, hoppy aroma & flavor has hints of orange, caramel, and pine. Has a creamy texture with a mild bitterness in the finish. Not over powering with the hops....easy drinking & delicious!
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Anova167 (326) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with nice lacing left by the head. Nice piney resin aroma, but you can sniff the malt backbone. Flavor is hop forward with astringent piney bitterness. Finish is dry. Pretty damn good.
vandc01 (322) - North Branch, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16oz can.
Aroma - almost a green apple / caramel smell.
Appearace - slightly hazy golden pour with almost zero head.
Taste - Citrus with a backbone of bitterness....not bad.
Palate - Smooth - not too carbonated...
Overall - not too bad. A little light on the body, but a decent beer.
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 5/24/13 update - Found this locally at Otto’s in pint cans. Still good, nicely aromatic. My recall likes the tap version slightly better.
4/19/13 on tap @ Balzac - Reddish amber, slightly cloudy, pillowy head. Aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus, along with baked bread maltiness. Mouthfeel has some real substance from the malt wrapped in a well balanced citrusy hop cloak. Very drinkable, satisfying and somewhat unique profile.
mrhopsbeertalk (295) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit malty on the nose and in the flavor but otherwise solidly hoppy and well put together
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pours golden orange white off white head fantastic a classic ips that was fantastic to drink