timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at RateBeer awards dinner. Aroma was of piney fresh hops and flavor was muted but same. Pretty good, but wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. Good beer.
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LinusStick (2739) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yuck! Almost a drainpour. Aroma was perfumey with grapefruit and lemon notes. Pour was a hazy dark orange with a little off white ring for a head. Taste was pretty bad. Very thin and watery. Light roasted malt and caramel form the backbone and not much else happens until after the swallow. The mouth is left bitter, soapy and wet. No carbonation is what kills this beer. Each sip was harder and harder to swallow. A little carbonation would’ve brought this beer up into the mid 2s but that’s it. Blah
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from the new Spirits Toms River. Poured a clear burnt orange body wth an average sized lasting foamy bright white head. Aroma of cirus rinds, buttery troical fruit meat, grains, resinous hop cones, syrup, hint of honey. Nice fuller body with average carbonation that at times seems a bit on the stingy side, bitter and dry finish. Flavor is similar to the aroma but more grains are coming through then the fruitiness. Notes of toast, dried out citrus rinds, dry grass, some tropical fruit with warmth. Very very nice and great for the price.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine resin, slight grapefruit and a nice mild malt prescence. Pours deep orange.with a large foam. Tastes bitter with mostly pine and slight grass. Good amount of malt to cut out the bitter. Nicely done.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Davis Graduate. I have no idea what test batch this is. The tap handle didn’t have a number on it
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Citrus and pine, mild malts
Taste: Pine resin and floral
Very nice, easy drinking and smooth
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour, small head. Huge hop burst on the nose. Citrus and floral hops over a honey malt base. Flavor has a really significant malt backing, and the hops don’t get a chance to shine until the very finish. Definitely tasty - an IPA for those who don’t claim to like IPAs.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours slightly cloudy with a cloudy orange glow and a nice head that keeps. citrus hops in the nose. taste is bittersweet hops. a very fresh tasting IPA. this has got to be up there with the best IPA’s. taste just sticks in your mouth with piney and citrus hops. slightly oily and sticky. i keep smelling the beer because it smells just as good as it tastes. 6 bucks is a steal in my opinion.
crackedmachine (459) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear, light orange-amber with a slightly foamy off-white head. Semi-sweet malt, citrus, pine aroma. Piney flavor, some wheat, burnt sugar, with a bitter-sweet finish. Hoppy as advertised, but something is a little off in the flavor for my taste.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Redlight Redlight. Poured a clear reddish amber. Thick tan lace remains. Very fresh hop nose- sticky weed with mild cheesecloth. Taste is nutty bitter going a bit cheesy. Palate feels a bit sticky. Lots of orange candies. Feels just a tad too old for me- getting cheesy and nutty. Not really fresh and quenching. A bit too astringently bitter.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Huge piney nose, extrememly aromatic aroma. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Very piney and resinous, sticky mouthfeel, very hoppy!