KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, reducing to a few small puddles with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange and grapefruit).
The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel throughout and then had a hoppy grapefruit peel bitterness with a mild orange sweetness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mildly harsh piney bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this was a bitter-sweet IPA with an awesome drinkability, which ultimately leaves you wanting more...
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a annoyingly persistent three fingers of dense foam. Grapefruit and alfalfa with sweet malts on the nose, nothing spectacular. Flavor is bitter and spicy with plenty of hops. The malts are slightly sweet and biscuity. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish. Pretty decent beer. Would probably enjoy more on tap and a little colder.
Serving type: can
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a smallish off white head on it. Nose is quite hoppy, with some citrus tones and just a bit of pepper coming through. Taste is quite bitter and pleasant, but with a slightly earthy aftertaste. Pretty good drink.
ACHops (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ White Eagle. Pours light golden orange with medium thick white head. Aroma is light pale malt and big juicy citrusy piney hops. Taste is similar: pleasant malt body quickly dominated by big hops - bitter and earthy with floral, pine, and orange flavors as well. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Pretty solid for an everyday IPA.
Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thin head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice pine and grapefruit smell.
The taste has a moderate pine and lemon bitterness that is balanced throughout the profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A solid IPA and very enjoyable.
TheLevi4000 (47) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good IPA. I could see this being someone’s favorite, just not mine. With that said another well balanced IPA that was easy to drink.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can bought at a local grocery store. 4 pack for 9 bucks. Not bad considering they were bombers. Actually a good deal. Pours a bright orange color with a large white head. Big sweet fruity nose. Great flavor: marmalade, orange peel lengthy bitterness, light toast, big orange almost bursting through, leaves with tons of bitterness and resin in the tail. Really subtle in ways that Pliny is. That is, balance along with huge dominant bitter hops. Actually the more I have this the more I think it tastes like Pliny. A bit lighter but similar. Simcoe is huge. Excellent job.
Salmoniform (83) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from can to glass nice clear orange-ish amber with nice white head. Aroma is hopped with essence of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Light bodied with nice carbonation contributes to a great mouthfeel. Finishes bitter but with a lingering piney, citrus-fruity aftertaste. A really nicely balanced IPA. Not just your typical "bitter", but a well-rounded brew throughout all aspects.
Danyel (336) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours clear orange with frothy white head. Smells really hoppy, very fresh, sweet. Tastes really smooth, nice sweet malts, oranges and grapefruit. A really nice IPA! Highly recommended!
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, moderate to low sweetness, quite drinkable.
DialSquare (2049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery public house. resiny citrus and tropical fruit. bready, bitter grass. very nice. -- Also on tap at the portland timbers game. good stuff -- 7.8