Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a foamy, white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of biscuit, light pine and spice with some citrus. Flavor is pine, spice, biscuit, and some malt. Light to medium bodied. Crisp with a slightly dry finish.
thornecb (4532) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold into a snifter. Bright white soapy head recedes to mottle surface. Tangerine and caramel aromas. Dry with caramel and slightly metallic tropical fruit upfront turning to citrus in the lasting finish.
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím little and I need to be coherent to brew beer and do business, so this is the perfect ale for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. I am able to drink it easily and have a few at its low %. The flavors achieved at 4.5% only enforce my confidence in Firestone. The aroma says IPA, and even the flavor says the same, but the % says "just kidding." If you are a fan of Hops and drinkability those are the 2 words Iíd combine to explain this brew.
zvikar (3615) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sa at ashared tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours an hazy pale yellow with a beige head, aroma of marmalade, orange, mango, herbs, sweet, flavor is bitter and fresh with grass and orange, low carbonation, medium bodied.
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the lazy dog
Pours a slightly hazy deep straw color. Spicy earthy pine hop with a bit of crackery biscuity malt. Decent drinker.
daniele (5779) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap oro leggermente velata agrumata pompelmo buona secchezza discreto amaro Lieve resina
ramboraffe (720) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Golden with white head. Smell is citrus, flowers and hay. Taste is light caramel with hoppy pine, citrus and floral. Dry with light body, medium carbonation and low bitterness.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - tropical fruit aroma, dank hops, grassy and herbaceous. No noticeable malt aromas around....right on.
Appearance - clear body, gold in color, 2" white head, medium retention
Mouthfeel - light bodied, medium carbonation, almost feels like a pilsner
Flavor - tropical flavors on the palate, piney power, bready with a clean bitter finish
Overall - high marks for Firestone making a phenomenal 1/2 an IPA, or a APA 1.5..whatever. Affordable, it delivers the hops youíd expect from Firestone, zero flaws, super tasty...damn fine.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Gold color with a small head. Light fruit and orange aroma. Moderate orange flavor. Very light bodied.
Jur (372) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold, lil' white head - morning piss...
Quite fruity (orange, peach) dry light bitter finish. Sessionable, not spectacular.
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw yellow color, massive head. Hazy but no sediment; some tiny bubbles. The color isnít that impressive but the complexion is. A sticky lace is left over on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is super pungent, onion-y hops. Tangerine and heavy clove. There is a very sugary malt balance, just south of a barleywine. Cannot believe this is only 4.5%; it seems boozy in the nose. Pine and spruce.
Flavor is more oniony hops, perfumey West Coast hops. Blood oranges and pungent tangerines. A little bit musty, but that might be the age; either way, itís not a bad thing.
Slick, oily feel: buttery. This a "dank," flavor-packed beer. Much too flavorful for a session beer, but itís a very good trend.