John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty smooth and rich yet, very drinkable. Strawberry aroma. Some orange and pine. Balanced. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and earth lingers with pine.
jb (2964) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brian brought over a growler. Pretty standard stuff but good. Well balanced, well hidden alcohol, some light tropical notes, and standard big grapefruit. Thanks Brian!
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pine, resin, citrus. Medium full body. Bitter sweet grainy finish. Not bad
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, light golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruity citrus, mango, papya, and pine. Flavor is oranges, mango, pineapple, and candied papya. Finishes with a resiny pine. Light bodied. Interesting concept of using rice to accentuate the hops. With using the rice in place of malt there is no sweet caramel malt base usually used in this style.
knevison (1) - Hockessin, Delaware, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very tasty, clean, strong beer that is a quite piney IPA. I was pretty impressed by the light colour to high ABV relationship, but overall it leaves a good, easy taste in your mouth and you’ll be left wanting more. This brewery is becoming one of my local favourites.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at my hotel in Jersey. I asked the waiter what they had on draft. He ran through a very uninspiring list, and at the end said "and IPA." I ordered it, and asked him to tell me which one it was when he came back. To no surprise, he never told me which one it was, and just stared at me blankly when I asked what it was he had brought me. Sigh… In any case, poured a light gold, clear, slight head. Aroma was an exciting shot of tropical and citrus malts, tangerines baby. Flavor matched, with just enough light crackery malt to hold it together. Really good stuff. I had a second one, wandered up to the bar, and figured out by staring at the tap handle intently just what i had ordered. Now that I am rating it and see the ABV, I can see why I was feeling a bit like a lightweight that evening. Not exactly an IPA. But an enjoyable highlight in the beer wasteland I was in, not that far off the exit it is named after. The rice really does lighten it up and let the hops really shine through.
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear light amber with a fairly thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma is mainly hoppy with hay and woody notes, and a fruity undertone that is mainly citrus. Hoppy flavor is somewhat bitter, with weak fruity notes and a hint of - is that wild rice? Not impressive, but refreshing. Texture is thin but fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy finish. An interesting ex-beer-iment.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 3/6/15. Pours a clear golden with an excellent head volume and retention. Lacing is World Class.
Excellent nose of citrus hops over a light biscuit sweetness. Grapefruit and tropicals (tangerine, mango) over a subtle spruce element yield a World Class aroma similar to Sculpin, but not as intense.
Light medium body with a smooth texture that also has a nice oily aspect. Normal carbonation with effervescence in the finish.
Like the nose, the flavor profile is similar to Sculpin, but is not quite as intense. It is complex and expertly balanced. It begins with a blend of hop flavors that separate into a slightly bitter grapefruit that flows into the sweeter tropicals, with a mild balancing biscuit sweetness. The middle is slightly bitter and has an orange rind note. The finish is a slow fade of mild bitterness inducing a subtle puckering effect that is slightly dry. The 8.2% alcohol is totally hidden and represents a brewing masterpiece.
StefanSD (2382) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of mikeq215. Thanks. Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild and indistinct with straw and pine. The taste is a bit better with mangos, melons, pine and a somewhat spicy biscuit malt base. The plate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finished dry. Overall: Tasty stuff.