Lukaduke (3011) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden orange color with a thick eggshell foam....sticks nicely. Aromas are peachy, caramel, pine and a touch of citrus peel. On the palate its heavy and bitter... nothing standing out but a bundle typical hop notes similar to the nose. Best of the hop profile is the mid citrus thats juicy but the sticky bitter finish phlegms up in the finish. Not bad but again no date to be found o the bottle, possibly just past its prime?
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange color with a finger of white head. The nose is heavy on the citrus peel and bread aromas. A decent amount of line and some light sweetness. The flavor is fairly bitter, but the hop flavor is lacking a little. Some grapefruit, citrus rind, pine, and a light grass note. Heavy on the bread with some mild sweetness.
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oy. The chosen beer? I don’t know about that but pretty good by Jesus, sorry. Don’t pass over this one, sorry again. I bet Jewish you had another, don’t Jew. Ok, I quit with the Jewish gags. Nice beer though.
bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at beer nutz. Goldish color, medium head. Fresh floral, citrus hop aroma. Medium bitter, resin, slight sticky. Medium body. Pine on taste, citrus hop.
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured bomber - Excellent hop representation here. Nicely balanced by some malt and even wheat in there. Sort of reminds me of Bell’s Two Hearted. Nicely done.
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great, big American IPA. Lots of hops and bitterness, looks great in the glass and the aroma is perfect. Overall a terrific beer.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yep I like big American IPA’s, this one looks good in the glass, smells even better and the taste is what I am after, hoppy and bitter.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Liquor Max Loveland. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Mild garlic, piney, earthy hoppy, mild grapefruity aroma. Somewhat spicy, orange/grapefruity, onion, a bit tangy, rich pale malty flavor. Pretty good.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gainesville House of Beer. Pours a cloudy copper Orange color with a mid sized whitish head. Aroma has a ton of citrus pine hops with notes of pineapple. Flavor is nicely hopped with an excellent bitterness in the finish. Very tasty.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: This one was all about the hops. But it was more about the hop flavors than the hop bitterness. Although it was nicely bitter, too. But not overwhelmingly so.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brownish amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel malt; heavy resin hops; less pine and citrus hops; and maple syrup. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and bitter and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was caramel, orange hops, pine hops, tons of resin hops, other citrus hops and maple syrup. The medium body was sort of oily and then dry with sort of soft carbonation and lightly astringent and slightly metallic finish.