BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a friend. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a dense layer and left beautiful sheets of lacing. Aroma of fresh, dank hops paired with bright citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange) along with some moderate notes of pine. Smooth entry leads immediately into a fresh, floral, resin-filled hoppiness with a complementary citrus fruitiness in the form of grapefruit and softer orange that linger into the bitter finish where undertones of a sweet caramel maltiness are present. Moderate carbonation and medium mouth feel, incredibly drinkable due to the dryness imparted by the hops. Overall, a great beer if you are looking for a hop-forward, easy-drinking treat...which is exactly what they were shooting for.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is a clear orange-copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral hops, citrus and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Frank’s. Pours an amber body with white lacing. Aroma is pretty bland - lots of malt, vague bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium to light with ntoes of sweet caramel malt, light metallic character, spice and vague bitter hops.
Johnsense (705) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impromptu ipa tasting thanks to will. Sticky though not overly hoppy.... Grapefruit, pine, resin aroma and taste, fairly strong caramel malt backbone.
PhillyCraft (2855) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the last beers I tried at the tasting. Poured red orange with small to medium head and lacing. Notes were soap, bitter hops, malt, and caramel. Just not a whole lot going on in this one. Medium body and carbonation.
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker golden amber. Medium off-white head. Spotty lacing. Modest citric and tropical notes. Fairly muddled and mutes. Medium to full bodied, a bit sweet. Less than i’d expect from an IPA.
jcos (1449) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Can on 3/19/2014.
Appearance: Pours a copper opaque light head.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Medium light bitter, grapefruit, caramel.
Palate:Medium, sticky, light finish.
Summary: Another hit from Hardywood. Still never had a bad beer from them.
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is hops, pine. Taste is bitter, more pine, a bit sweet, bitterness lingers. Not a huge hop taste, but it is a bit old. Still tasty though.
jcartamdg (1673) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber gold with no head. Aroma of malt with a hint of hops. Taste follows. Weak.
davey101 (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Max! 16 oz can into a pint glass. Canned 1/24/14. Pours an ever so hazy dark amber with two fingers of stubborn fluffy white foam. Nose is pretty standard west coast; bitter grapefruit and pine into smooth malts. Taste is predominantly piney with some bitter citrus and bread. Awkward bitterness on the finish. Creamy and full mouth feel. A really solid beer here but nothing amazing. Wouldn’t mind crushing tallboys of these at all.
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 16oz can I got in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Flavors are citrus, pine, grapefruit, and a light caramel malt. The beer is very tasty, hop forward but not really bitter. It would be cool to have this on tap sometime.