edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium-dark amber color. Aroma is sort-of hops and sort-of skunked. Weird. Taste is weird too. Itís intensely bitter with a mix of pine and grapefruit hops and a little bit of malt. Iím thinking this is a beer that would need to grow on you, because, frankly, the bitter taste isnít 100% pleasant. Again, this is kind of a weird beer. Iím surprised at the 92 rating - maybe my batch is a bit off?
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is pretty floral with a light mango and orange note. The taste has a big orange and grapefruit kick followed by a dry, bitterness. Nice brew.
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can as a gift from the girlfriend...pours a tan brown color with a head that fades away. taste hoppy with a weird aftertaste...not bad
Gerbeer (1686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a hazy copper with light head. Aromas of pine. Strong pine flavor overpower everything else. A bit of a funky toffee aftertaste.
SSSteve (3740) - - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. small orange small head. floral and herbal nose. flavor is very bitter. lots of pine and tea. white grapefruit. medium bodied. long bitter finish.
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Mostly clear and deeply golden ale with a mid-sized, white head. Good retention. The faint aroma presents subtle notes of red grapefruit, pine resin and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation. The flavor offers heavily bitter grapefruit rind and traces of toasted malts and grains. Big on hop bitterness; small on hop flavor. Lengthy, bitter, acrid finish. Bottle courtesy of StFun!
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured an orange color with a beige head. Aroma is rather intense with lots of pine, perfume, orange peels, grapefruit, and herbal notes. The flavor is pretty darn bitter with more citrus showing up and a hint of caramel. The aftertaste is like chewing on a pine tree, sucking a lemon, and letting an asprin dissolve on your tongue. Holy crap. Overall not for the faint of heart or hop. Not one to hand to your buddy who likes Bud Light, unless you secretly hate him.
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. (Jungle Jimís) Fairfield, OH.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: wood, pine, hops and nice bitterness. Delicious!
Flavour: very nice bitterness, hops, pine and sweet malt.
Very tasty, very fresh!
Beerman6686 (4206) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of orange, grapefruit and mild caramel. Flavor was juicier than expecting, orangey and pinstripes with mild malt backing
rondphoto (1824) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear copper amber with a too-big 3-4" head, sheets and swirls of lace. Taste is a terrific balance between caramel malt and cleansing hops. The info says 104 ibu, and I respond: no way! The hops are clearly present, but never dominate the malt. For me, balance is the goal, and this IPA does that beautifully. Highly recommended.