imdownthepub (10573) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Hazy gold to amber with white head. Some pine like, spruce notes on opening, the beer itself was slightly sweeter than the aroma suggested. Grassy hops push through the lighter, fruity body, fresh, some hay, some herbs. Reasonable.
dhunter151 (570) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes bitter, grassy and earthy. It was just average though. Nothing made it stand out from the others.
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boxofrane (2199) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mariís. Pours clear copper with a finger of white head, light carbonation, some hop sediment. The aroma has grassy, resiny hops with a nice caramel malt balance. The taste is lightly bitter, grassy, earthy, almost dirty hop flavor.
Stevesie (329) - - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Nice burnt orange with moderate off-white head. Fresh, piney aroma. Characteristic of an IPA and similar to Titan and Hercules though more relaxed and much more approachable. Ample bitterness with a slightly sweet finish. Nice.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear burnt orange with a small tan head. Aroma of grass, citrus and cereal. Overall bitter with a sweet finish. Pretty good beer, definitely an IPA with strong hop character.
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is hoppy but light, with plenty of earthy compliment. Appearance is pale and transparent, but with a slight orange tint reminiscent of an IPA. White, full, lasting head with small bubbles. Taste is grass and hop, but not overpowering. Finish is slightly bitter but not too much. Palate is a little thick, partly from carbonation and party from sweetness.
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this beer. I felt it was more on the ipa side. Aroma was quite grassy with some piney and floral notes. Appearance was lighter than i expected but poured a nice light copper color with a decently thick head that left some lacing throughout. Taste was medium bodied and a little sticky mouthfeel. with some decent hop bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness but not much. Carbonation added a refreshing quality i liked and it had a nice long finish. Would recommend eating with thai food or spicy sausage. Very good beer overall. would buy again!
rangerred (948) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a light copper with a slight chill haze. Just a very thin white head that fades rather quickly. Very little lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of pine with a touch of citrus thrown in. A little bit of bread from the malt but flowers and grapefruit really dominate.
The hop flavors are not quite as prominent in the taste compared to the aroma but they are still the number one feature of the beer. More malt sneaks in in the way of wheat bread and a little dark caramel but it is just barely enough to balance the hops. Bitterness is on the high side leading to a fairly dry finish with just a little stickyness.
Overall, a good APA but a little too average. Even with it being fresh hopped there just isnít a whole lot here that really sticks out to set this beer apart from the thousands like it out there.
kermis (5605) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of pine, fresh floral hops, light grapefruit and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jjgmd (1488) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow rusty color with a big white wispy head. Nose is fresh floral and citrus. Taste is bitter with mouthful of hops. Finishes nicely with a moderate duration . Very nice APA. Quaff Score 8 / 10