rangerred (838) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a clear darker gold with a one finger white head. Really good head retention with decent lacing.
Aroma is much better than many other IPA’s I have had. Lots and lots of pine along with a touch of citrus. Really a nice blend of earth and citrus here. A little bit of light wood too with pinecones.
The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. More pine than citrus but not nearly as strong as was present in the aroma. Moderate to high bitterness throughout along with some more wood and pine resin. Finish is moderately sticky with bitterness lingering long after all flavors have subsided.
Overall, a better than average IPA. It is definitely hop-centric with malt being nearly undetectable but the hops in this really work well. One to pick up every now and then.
bubblehouse (191) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poure a brownish orange with mild aroma. Good and hoppy. A quality beer although i wouldn’t go out of my way.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is off-white in color, and about a finger high, maybe more. I like how well it retains in the glass, and the impressive lacing left behind.
S: Along with an undeniable presence of piny, herbal hop notes, there’s also a slightly sugary tone to the malts. Traces of grapefruit appear, but this is mostly pine-forward. Allowing it to warm up gives it a slightly bolder aroma; at a lower temp, it’s simply too mild. Otherwise, it smells perfectly decent if unspectacular.
T: It’s not as bitter as I might have anticipated. Rather, it’s surprisingly sweet, with lots of caramel malts providing an initial surge of sweetness, and the hops coming across like grapefruit juice with little (if any) pine. There’s also some back end nuttiness to go along with the mild finishing bitterness. This is pretty damn good, actually.
M: While it’s sweet, the crisp and clean finish helps to scrub away any excess sugar, leading to a pleasantly semi-dry finish. I’d even call it thirst quenching. Carbonation isn’t significantly strong, either. Regardless, it’s pretty easy to drink.
O: This was a bit better than I anticipated. It has that juiciness I like in my IPAs, but is perhaps too sweet at times. Still, I’d buy this again, no problem.
Cornfield (5325) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been a while since my last HeBrew beer. This one’s pretty nice. It has a golden/amber body with a short head but does some fine lacework nonetheless. It has a nose of tangerine and zest with a bit of pine resting atop some sweet toffee. The flavor is hop dominated, lemon zest, tangerine, and a hint of cat supported by a light generic malt backbone. It finishes dry and moderately bitter. Not bad at all.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear orange amber colour with a small tan head; strong grapefruit aroma; mostly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish; very nice
howlinwlf (17) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 22 ounce bottle into a tall .5 liter glass. Poured a cloudy deep copper color, with thick frothy head. Presented a great hop flower and noticeable aroma. The flavor is of a citrus and toasted grains. Large hoppy flavor, but not over the top. A great mouth full of IPA from beginning to end. Bravo!
Ed5388 (1597) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark orange color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet oranges and caramel malt. Taste of sugar coated oranges, sweet citrus, bitter citrus zest, and caramel malt.
Campy877 (146) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a light brown medium head. Aroma is hard to place but is slightly "rotten". However the taste has a very floral front with a nice is finish.
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jflopsu (399) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with thick white head. A very malty aroma with some citrus. Taste is stronger with more malt than hops, as well as a lot of caramel, but still ends with a bitter hop aftertaste.
Gerbeer (1402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of bread dough, rubber, and tropical fuit. Flavors are similar with additional pine and resin. Thick and chewy.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of medium sized bubbles with excellent carbonation. Hoppy aroma with lots of earthy and fall aromas. Decaying leaves, dried flowers, a bit of pine, roasted grains and some vegetal aromas. Color is a cloudy dark orange. Lively mouthfeel with lots of effervescence. Lots of hoppy bitterness. Some grapefruit, mild malts, pine sap, roasted grains and some herbal flavors. Again earthy like the aroma. Bit of a chalky and pasty palate. Finishes bitter and dry. A decent IPA.