sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. I guess they brought this beer back since it is listed as 2008 and Retired. It pours a clear gold. Light carbonation, but the heavy hop load make this a sipping beer. Lots of grapefruit/citrus is the flavor. A medium bitterness, but not over the top. Unfortunately the aftertaste stayed on my tongue detracting from what was otherwise a very good IPA.
jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tapat Brass Tap with Audrie at Coral Springs, pours a golden yellowish pour with a small head. Nose is pleasant sweet citrus . Taste is bitter sweet citrus with hard pine and resin. Finish is bitter, and ends on the Sam adding notes . Quaff Score 7 / 10
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Flying Saucer KC (Kansas City, MO). Pours a decent hazed amber orange hue, a bit darker with a gentle fall leaves underfoot glow. Bigger cakey offwhite head atop stays larger and lively. A good layer sticks around and laces well enough. Aromas show a hop driven appeal, bigger citric hops are grapefruit and lemon, a kiss of gumball and tropical fruit. Gentle bread, firmer florals and some earthiness. Grass, gentle grain and dry straw. The hop element takes on some more potency as it settles more. Initial is lighter end of the fold, potent hop bitterness is soapy and bitter, firm fllorals and citric pithy jabs run the palate over. Some firmer florals, a bit of earth, gentle bready malts. The malt bill shows a touch of depth but never once gets sweet or all that noticeable. An appealing prickly bitter hop character sustains throughout, a bit powdery, certainly floral with citric rind, grapefruit and pithy fruit dancing in and out. Fresh, potent, but not a pushover in body. This one avoids the downfalls of a counter malt character, reamining centrally about the hops without beating you over the head about it. Powdery, dry, bitter. A nice fresh offering here that I’d drink with some regularity. While the nose doesn’t offer a big pop, the beer definitely delivers the goods.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a nice, surprisingly balanced ipa. I am not seeing "hop extravaganza". Light to moderate citrus, spice, light pine and moderate malt. Earthy even. Not bad for most, but I expect a LOT out of GF’s hoppy brews.
Christpuncher (1560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
solid blended IPA ofmany hopps. strong hoppy flavor with a light maltbackbone. the bitterness really dominates this brew. smells super hoppy and pours copper with a thin tan head. had out of a bomber at home.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice spicy hop aroma, pine, resin, apricot. Golden amber clear with lacing foamy head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet, caramel and biscuit. Big hop flavor, resin and ozone. Big bitter presence from start to finish, with lingering bitter finish and after.
VastActiv (3324) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, resin, grape, massive hops and malts. Very fresh and enjoyable. Superb.
Dodgrblu (645) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at University of Beer in Davis, Ca, well balanced, slightly bitter, thin lasting head.
jw0406 (846) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a nice orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, sweet malt. Medium bodied, nicely balanced, very nice.
scoth (555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with a medium beige head, very fine lacing, good retention. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit, biscuit, caramel. Medium light body, smooth and creamy. Medium-light sweetness
, fairly strong lingering bitter finish. Very enjoyable hop blend with just enough malt to emphasize the bitterness.
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared with Eric from Antioch Fine Wine. Light orange pour, white head. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit. Nice, smoother than most super bitter green flash stuff. 14.7