handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light copper, hazy, almost white head, no lacing. Nice citrusy aroma, very prominent. Flavor is a nice balance of caramel maltiness and pungent hoppiness. I get predominantly orange from the hop flavor, fading into grapefruit on the finish. The palate is just right, not too thin, not too thick. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.
melush (1605) - SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can 47,3cl / Lata 47,3cl.
@ Beer Culture, New York, NY, USA
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Hops, resinous, citrusy, slightly malty / Lupulo, resinoso, citrico, ligeramente a malta.
emusche (115) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a sticky white head. Aroma is very malty, overly so, there is some mild (and faraway) citrus, herbal and pine notes. The flavor is an interesting mash of malt, biscuit, orange peel, prune and plum notes, and very mild bitterness. It’s intriguing, but way too malty to be an IPA. I’m wondering if my can wasn’t simply old; I’ve had a couple other IPAs that were almost a match to this after I left them a couple months too long in the cellar.
SG111 (672) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Pours malty deep color. Off white, slightly beige head. Aroma is resinous pine, very malty sweet toffee, caramel, tangerine and citrus hops sweetness. Flavor is very malty up front. Barleywine sweetness, toffee, caramel, some dark fruits as well. Flavor is tangerine. Bitter finish. I like it but it’s more of a hoppy Barleywine than an IPA. Could be an older can? Not sure.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is biscuit, caramel, spicy. The appearance is slightly hazy amber, white head. The flavor is spicy,caramel,citrus. The finish is citrus, acidic, grapefruit. Medium in body. Decent.
mfhennig (179) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can on a Salmon charter, what a nice surprise! It’s not Fascist Pig, but it’s tasty and delicious. More later!
GRM (3425) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 12 ounces, draught, trip to Dark Lord Day, savoured on April 24 2015; eye: orangey, hazy, no effervescence, nice white head that turns into a thin sheet, lots of lacing; nose: resinous hops, light “old socks”, grapefruit; mouth: resinous hops, light “old socks”, grapefruit, dry finale in grapefruit, full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 12 onces, en fût, voyage pour Dark Lord Day, savourée le 24 avril 2015; œil : orangée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse blanche qui se transforme en une mince couverture, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, léger chausson, pamplemousse; bouche : houblon résineux, léger chausson, pamplemousse, finale sèche en pamplemousse, corsée, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Dirty copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of pennies, earthy hops, faint citrus and sweet malt. Medium body, slight hoppy finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malty and hoppy and earthy dank and stanky with fermented broomstraw. earwax and perhaps some pine. some bitterness.
arminjewell (8844) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, clear orange pour with white lacing head, aroma brought notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine, some slight grassy notes into a bit of spice, slight yeasty notes with a hint of slightly old hops as well. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, nice lemon, hints of jam into a bit of aged hops with a hint of spice, slight yeast, finishing slightly bitter, slightly sweet.
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some messy lacing.
The smell had a sharp sweet to bitter citrus blend coursing it’s way between bittersweet pine. A nice caramel malt backbone graces underneath.
The taste was balanced between the sweet citrus and bitter pine and levels out to the malt backbone nicely. A nice balanced citrus sweetness to pine aftertaste leads to a semi-dry citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a wonderful sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness seemed balanced as well to have a nice harshness against my tongue.
Overall, this was a really nice fairly crushable AIPA that I would love to have again and possibly even just drink from the can on a hot Summer’s day.