bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, citrus, and earthiness. Flavor of caramel, grass, and orange with dry, bitter finish.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palae was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscut, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and a hint of pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold pour, white head. Citrus/herbal hops. Caramel. Flavor is a good blend of hops and malt. Great stuff.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz from the sampler box pours slightly murky copper in body with off white head. The aroma is nice and pretty bold with rich tangelo and grapefruit and some pine like hoppy bitterness just churning around and around. The taste is full yummy spicy hops mixing with various citrus hop notes as well as resiny pine like hop bitterness too heading midway and into the finish. Darn nice IPA with plenty of yumminess to go around. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in a while.
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brassy hazy golden with a lustrous, thick white head that shows good retention. Aroma is sweet citrus, suggestive of tangerine, and spruce tips. Sweet malt with juicy bitter orange hop character, lightly piney. Finishes with assertive bitterness without being over-the-top pithy or astringent. I liked it, but then again I like pretty much everything these guys do.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/21/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Dark orange pour with a nice off-white head that fades but laces a ton. Muted, earthy hop aroma with some caramel in there as well. Slightly musty flavor with a bitter kick and tart orange peel. Meh.
blipp (5830) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Advertised as just "Hop Manna" with no number associated with it. Pours orange with a thin off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with some light piney notes. The flavor has resinous piney hops, flowery notes, and some grainy malts. Decent.
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Hazy amber color with a big off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus, flowers and a bit of piney notes and some caramelly, somewhat cookie-ish malt. Flavor starts sweetish, pretty malty, with caramel and biscuits notes and continues with lingering fruity and floral hops bitterness. Medium-bodied with a mellow mouthfeel. A nice IPA.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly straightforward, with some nice tropical fruit notes and some bread from the malt. The flavor is a lot more complex. I get some nice grapefruit and orange notes up front, with some pineapple coming through a little bit later. I also get some grass and swe floral and perfume notes from the hops, as well as a little bit of candy sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the taproom wIth Linh, vi, and thi. Pours a hazy amber orange with white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Mouthfeel is nice with notes of citrus hops and bitterness.