FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to 17thfloor. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, some citrus, light fruitiness, touches of pine. Flavor was a bit disappointing to me, I felt there was a slightly overly sweet note, caramel and breadiness that took away from the hop character. Still some fruity hops and a sweet finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Pours a sparkling dark copper with a nice sticky off-white head that leaves a thick coat of lacing. Odd aroma - kind of cereal-like with some floral notes. Flavor is interesting - not just the usual grapefruit-induced hop onslaught - some of that of course - but also detect some minty rye, a bit of soggy cereal, some toffee-like sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Overall, not bad at all.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks to Shmaltz for sending me this! Nice pour. Good carbonation. Resin. Pine. Very bitter. Some sweetness as the taste settles. Total Double IPA hop bomb. Very much a HeBrew beer - big bold flavors. Only the ABV here is not as high as their other beers and surprisingly low for the bitterness and taste. Very nice.
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy copper with a small white head, Aroma is nicely hopped with a decent pine resin. Flavor is also decently hopped but not overly so. The malts are just barely there but do leave a nice dry cracker on the tounge. Decent beer and at a nice price.
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This reminds me so much of something but I can’t think of exactly what. Bigger bodied IPA, sticky, glasses, but lively carbonation makes it easy to drink. Medium caramel, toast, peach, orange, pine, resin, all fairly equally balanced, Resiny tropical sharp kick at the finish with light lingering bitterness. Really well done here.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an orange color with a nice white head. Head did retain throughout the entire beer. Plenty of lacing left on the side of the glass as the beer went. Aroma was pine, spruce, grass and maltly caramel. Flavor was a lot of the same. Malty backbone. Some hops in the finish. A more balanced ipa. Decent.
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep, transparent copper with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops, a good amount of caramel malts, and a hint of spiciness. Flavor about the same. Smooth texture. A pretty good IPA.
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear golden orange with 1 finger sudsy tight white head. Aroma: grapefruity citrus up front, slight pine notes, and hints of caramel malt. Taste: balance of pine bitter and sweet floral hops, nice sweet malt and bitter dry finish. Mouthfeel: thin to medium, slick body, dry aftertaste. Overall: really great IPA. Very impressed. Nice multi-hop flavor with well balanced malt backbone.
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msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Binny’s Arlington Heights. Aromas of citrusy hops, light tropical fruits, and some underlying sweet malts. Flavors of sweet malts, light citrus, and some light bitterness in the end. A bunch of test batches and this is what they picked? Maybe a bad bottle. I assume this is probably fresh as it is the first time I have seen it, but hops seem faded. Oh well I usually like the hoppy offerings from this brewery.
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Kind of surprised I’m the first to have this. Gorgeous copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is big floral hops, citrus fruit, pine and caramel. Taste is pine needles, citrus fruit, hop resins, herbal notes, floral notes, sweet malt, caramel notes, and tropical fruit. Damn tasty! Body is medium but chewy with a resinous feel and soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more floral hops, citrus notes, pine, caramel, hop resins, sweet malt, ad tropical fruit notes.