Darkmagus82 (1743) - - OCT 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-4-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a one finger of white foam atop the surface. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruit smells of tangerine, mango and pineapple with just a hint of apple in there as well. The hop aromas are heaviest of a grapefruit smell but also have a good showing of a pine hop aroma. Rounding out these smells are a light bready and caramel aroma as well as just a hint of earth.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and tropical fruit taste. The tropical fruits are mainly of a tangerine and mango nature. Along with these flavors are a rather moderately strong bready taste and a decent showing of pine hops. As the flavor advances the pine grows slightly stronger and is joined by a grapefruit hop flavor. While the pine is heavier than the grapefruit upfront, this quickly changes with the grapefruit soon surpassing the pine and really making a strong presence in the taste. A lighter bit of an earthy flavor works its way onto the tongue as well, mixing with the strong grapefruit and moderate pine flavor as well as the tropical fruit flavors of the brew to leave a nice resinous bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. Overall the mix of a thicker body and moderate carbonation are quite nice for the blend of sweet and hop flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice medium for the flavors.
Overall – A nice somewhat resinous, but very balanced and good drinking double.
cpetrone84 (1456) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the source. Pour is a dark copperish amber with a small amount of white head. Nose has some grain up front, lots of hops, a bit of resinous hops dominate but citrus and grapefruit make an appearance. Taste is a bit boozy and sweet, lots of hop presence, candied oranges, hop resin, citrus. Moderately carbonated, smooth feel, decent body.
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Holy Hound. Hazy golden color, bright white head. Aroma of fruity pine and citrus. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin. Nice.
artmcd8 (1662) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear reddish orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of floral/herbal hops, tea leaves, some citrus and caramel. Taste is bitter mostly. Medium body and medium carb. This was just tapped when I bought it but it tastes like it could be a few (2-3) months old.
BeerandBlues2 (9905) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Holy Hound. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and resin hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, sweet malt and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JFGrind (1850) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fluffy head, green hop aroma, full bodied and moderate bitterness. Oily mouthfeel and a hop heads joy.
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of citrusy, piney and floral hops with a hint of malty sweetness. Flavor of pine needles, grapefruit, tea and caramel.
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours clear orange with nice head. Aroma is tangerine, orange. Taste is sweet orange and tangerine with grassy/wheat tones. Juicy and flavorful. Dangerously easy to drink.
Sammy (8774) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s, zythos hopped. Very good bitterness and drinkability. Nice aroma.
Beerathon (1232) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusually sweet with nice citrus notes and honey. Unique qualities for an IPA, with nice malts/hop balance.