Pith (123) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6 keg from Port Jeff Beverage. Pours cloudy dark gold with puffy cream head, lasts medium length. Hoppy all throughout with a seamless transition into tart grapefruit finish. Undertone of dry malt and wood hops. Thetart sweetness, usually not to my taste, is balanced well by the hops and makes for a drinkable enjoyable beer.
jredmond (4886) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Alewife & Pony I believe. Pours an orange golden body with thin white head. Aroma is bitter hop, some floral notes as well. Mouthfeel is bitter, dry and astringent with notes of bitter hop, dry malt and grapefruit.
malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from County Wide. Beautiful bright copper with head and lace. Citrus woody hop doughy aroma. Mild toasted crackery malt with assertive bitter citrus pine earthy woody very dry finish. Creamy medium body, low internal carbo. Excellent.
Maverick34 (2015) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler de Eastern District. Coppery yellow orange pour. Serious hops aroma. Pine resin etc. Grapefruit citrus taste.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a clear copper orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is full of pine hops with some light citrus hops, caramel malts, and a bit of bready malt.
T - Start off with lots of pine and grassy hop flavor with some bitterness. Through the middle some sweet caramel malt comes through with some stronger bitterness. The finish is a mix of caramel and bready malts with some grassy hop and some strong bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice big bitterness, almost a touch too much. Could have used a touch more malt to balance the big hop profile.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear orange hued body with a fully retentive white head. Good lace. Aromas are hoppy, tangerine, citrus, grassy, pineapple, mango and tropical fruit. Mildly dank. Flavors are citrusy, spicy, grassy, resin, orange and lightly dank. East Coast style with some high dextrin sweetness. Good balance, medium alcohol content. Clean finish with a medium bitterness and alcohol. Good and mildly warming.
beerbill (3254) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at Big Z. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit with some notes of pine as well. The flavor is abrasively hopped with sharp bitterness overwashing a mild malt backbone. Lots of grapefruit pith. A bit too aggressive for me.
LilBeerDoctor (3301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, tons of grassy hops (pot hops), tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of tons of rich hoppy goodness and some citrusy hops as well. Very West Coast IPA and a good one at that.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stumbled across this during Greenport’s Maritime Festival. Pours a clear copper with a decent, off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells sharply of grapefruit and a tad cat-pissy (but not in a bad way). Sharp, bracing and bitter married to a sweetness that comes through more in the finish. A decent example of brash, West Coast hopping from an East Coast brewer. Would buy TONS if more available. (Growler fill from tasting room at brewery).