geeklimit (232) - USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours well and to a darker amber color. Head retention OK. Aroma is of typical IPA hoppiness with caramel and honey undertones. Taste is an overpowering acrid hop bitterness with a slightly sticky mouth feel. Aftertaste has a notable aspirin flavor.
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice easy drinking IPA with some smoke and resin.
This beer pours nice and light with very little head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is very light. I think a pine tree with some citrus fruit on the branches just walked past me, but I can’t be sure. My first taste suggests smoke in this beer. Good smoke and hops with a clean finish. Pretty good. I was thinking about the rating the entire time I was drinking it, but I was enjoying drinking it so much that I didn’t rate it until the end of the glass.
sharkbcr (125) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a slight head. Citrus aroma. Piney taste with citrus notes. Big hops in the finish. Just what a hophead is looking for!
Jpduff (5) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Citrusy notes with pine. Very subtle malt with heavy dry hopped characteristics. Clean finish. Overall a very nice beer.
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rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thin half finger white head which slowly fades to just a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
Aroma of mango, pineapple, and tangerine is awesome. Some light pine underneath along with caramel malt but it is nearly all tropical fruit. The dry hopping really stands out in the nose and it is wonderful.
The flavor provides a huge citrus punch that was alluded to in the aroma. There is a little more malt this time with biscuit and caramel along with a high bitterness that comes close to, but does not exceed, being too much. The hop flavor fades midway through but the malt and bitterness continues on for quite awhile.
Overall, a really well-done beer from a brewery that I have never heard of and just appeared in my area. I’m looking forward to trying some of their other offerings.
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts and pine. Taste is resin, citrus and malts.
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gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, orange-gold with a pillowy white head. Highly carbonated. Nose is abound with resin and floral notes, caramel and cereal. Flavor is strong on the pine. High alpha I’d say! Some orange, lemon pith, and mint muddled with low malt characteristics. However, there is a lingering combination of funky metal. Kinda like a bag of pennies was sprayed by a skunk. It gets worse as it warms. Finishes bittersweet. Not great.
nearbeer (4026) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma of juicy orange, honey, and spearmint tea. Taste is zesty orange and grapefruit drizzled with evergreen resin, pekoe tea and honey. Occasional note of toasted cereal. Long finish of bitter pith, earthy resin and mint. Light-medium body is tasty and way to the dry side, but flares up in the mouth with too much carbonation.
deaconmike (417) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold with small white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and pine. Taste is very bitter, mostly pine with a twang of bitter grapefruit. There is some malt sweetness, but the hops win out. The mouthfeel is crisp and a touch thin. Respites the bitterness, it went down fairly quickly. Not bad.
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack from Food City. Pours a crystalline copper with a very small head. This is a very bitter IPA with a strong hop presence, but it doesn’t have the deep bouquet that my most favorite IPA’s have. This is a straight up, sharp pine bomb with little citrus. The malts are pretty heavy and provide a stickiness and sweetness for balance. Finish has light notes of copper and a long lasting dry, herbal bite. Pretty good IPA.