Maddog (517) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dorthy Land Market. The pour is clear orange with a fresh pine hop aroma. The flavor is good, just different. Very piney with a bitter finish, and it is indeed fresh. But, it also finishes a tad hot with a medicinal taste to it. Maybe the rough edges will smooth a little over the months. Let’s hope.
xblanchard29x (30) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer,............................................. .... ...........
jspencer78 (29) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with big frothy white longlasting head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Above medium on the palate with not much carbonation. Citrus flavors and a really nice balanced finish. Interestingly despite the 9 percent ABV there is no booziness. I will be enjoying this again.
Gluepot (396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely red/gold body with a healthy, well laced off-white head. A soft nose features fresh grapefruit and lemon with caramel malt. This beer has a really nice blend of fresh fruity hops including grapefruit, lime, kiwi, melon and orange. A mild soapiness is appealing. Pepper and light caramel malt round out the taste profile. The body is slick and slight above average in density. Carbonation is light but appropriate. The finish is fruity with a controlled sweetness
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 7-24-2016. The appearance of this bottled beer is a medium sized semi-fizzy off-white head that is mostly lasting, bright amber transparent body, very fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation observed, one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, light pine hops, juicy, grapefruit, fruity, spicy, earthy, and caramel malt. The flavor presents medium-heavy bitterness, citrus hops, very earthy, grapefruit, fruity, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is heavy and moderate carbonation. This beer is medium-full bodied. A very quaffable sipping beer with a very good taste. It is worth trying and it is a beer that I would drink again.
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong pine aroma, but one dimensional. Also some caramelly malt. Just a little hazy with amber body and a two finger thick head. Pretty sweet taste, with some of the hop flavor and a soapy bitterness at the end. Medium body.
muzzlehatch (4578) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught pint at O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub in Janesville, WI, today. Darkish amber-bronze with a fine, delicate head leaving significant sugar-crystal residue as it and the beer recede very quicky, too quickly...super-fresh, big hoppy ripe pit-fruit nose, apricots and peaches and perhaps some mangoes, this is another indicator for me that Mosaic may be my favorite current hop variety, certainly for these strong, sweet IPAs it does the trick; also a bit of cedar or sandalwood, more complex as I take more whiffs than my initial nosing...on the front of the palate, very sweet and perhaps a touch syrupy, moderately bitter and just a very faint touch tart in the middle, with bitterness slowly growing but never dominating at the end as it would in, say, Ruination...this finishes with a highly enjoyable fruit-sweet and medium-bitter lightly dry character. Overall like many sweeter IIPAs it is a bit thick and overly juicy to my tastes, especially as it warms - which made me drink it perhaps a bit too fast - but in general the balance is solid, and this is highly drinkable and enjoyable.
Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine/floral hops, citrus, & some tropical fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus (notably orange); Dry finish & fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good - enjoyed it.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh (enjoy by July 3, 2016 so I just missed it by a few days). Dark orange pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, wet grass, and toffee. The taste certainly features a bitter hop presence but there is a sturdy malt backbone that makes this almost akin to a barley wine. Tangerine, grapefruit rind, pine, caramel, and graham cracker are the noted flavors here. Nice beer!
altonbrownd (5451) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Nice amber body with huge head. Nose is hoppy, sweet. Taste is hoppy and citrus.
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Jet Rock Bar and Grill in Terminal B of PHL. Overt citrus aroma. Sweet malt, pine and citrus taste. Lots of residual pine.