fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Total Wine & More, Lynnwood, WA, canned 8/26/2014, 3 months old
Beautiful orange color, hazy, with compact head. Very good hopping, harmonious, more fruity than resiny, with a good support from the pale malt base, moderate sweetness, lean body, strong bitterness. Fresh feeling.
Tonight itís wonderful.
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burnished golden color out of the can with a thin ivory colored head. Nice fresh hop resin and citrus notes in the aroma. Juicy orange peel and candied grapefruit ring citrus flavors with hints of tropical fruit and some pine. There is a strong caramel malt backbone, but his beer is all about the hop juice. Orange marmalade and alcohol. Very nice big hoppy beer.
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. It does have a batch number that doesnít make much sense to either Brian or I but itís clear it a fresh bottle.....orange, mostly clear color, lasting head retention with spiderweb lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma is pineapple, candied orange and some pine hops.
Fruit upfront which reminds me again of pineapple with tropical fruit hints. But donít let the fruit fool you, this has the four Cís of hop variety that gives a big bold lingering pine blast in the finish to let you know this is from the west Coast! The mouthfeel has a nice lively tingle in a normal medium body. The four Cís are on display very nicely in this DIPA, another finely crafted beer from this brewer.
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from bytemesis from Chris! Pours orange, goodly amount of foam, started hazy but cleared as it warmed. Passion fruit, guava, earthy, some musk. Bitter flavor (duh), citrus rind, spruce resin. Much better than the sister.
umich03jm (2551) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to michaelinwa. Hazy gold pour with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Aroma is slightly dank. Lots of fresh cut grass, pot, pine, and light citrus. Tastes moderately bitter. Pine comes out the strongest with some dank pot, herbs, and citrus peels. Aftertaste is too herbal for me. Medium to thick body. Stinging carbonation works well here. Pretty good but I wish the aftertaste was a little better.
bytemesis (4253) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Chris! Pours hazy butterscotch, large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is quite floral, with some cat piss, pine and herbal, pottish notes. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, herbal, a bit of pot, pine. Medium body. Not really what I expected from a CCC hopped beer.
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another excellent IPA from Fremont Brewing. Unusual, strong, and very pleasant aroma of hops, flora, and citrus. Taste is a bit understated, especially compared to the strong aroma: a little malty, a little orange, not very bitter. Wouldíve preferred more hoppiness than maltiness. Smoother finish than other IPAs. Would not have guessed 8.5% without the warmth that builds after a few sips.
chuckstout (310) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma. Pours a golden/Amber with decent lacing. Nice hop profile and mouthfeel. Really good C hopped IIPA
WABeerFiend (304) - - JAN 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
08.26.14 canned date.
Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip on 09.20.14.
A: Tangerine, pineapple, and biscuity malt.
A: 2 1/2 finger head. See through blood orange body.
T: Tangerine, hop resin, and pineapple dominate. Honey is subtle.
P: Creamy with a crisp back end. Perfect carbonation. Medium chewiness.
O: Itís a West Coast IIPA that I love. Fremont is local, but they make some of the best beers that Iíve ever had. This one is no exception. I fell in love with it immediately.
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from trade, thanks michaelinwa! Pours orange brown with a big white head. Aroma is fresh cut grass and citrus. Flavor is bready, caramel, grass, a hint of tangerine, grapefruit. More grass in the finish.