Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/15/2014. On tap. Amber with a white head. Tropical fruit, hops, caramel and pine aromas. Spicy hop flavors, malt, caramel with a long bitter finish. Pretty solid DIPA.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has a mix of citrus juice and pine. The taste is very bitter, assertive, and mild citrus. Very good.
Darkmagus82 (2273) - - 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.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice double IPA! The beer poured a light orange color with a sticky and lacy off-white head. The nose was very well-balanced, with plenty of citrusy and fruity hops and a deep, bready malt profile. The flavors were the same; lots of hops with fruity, woody and citrusy notes along with a nicely balanced flavor of caramel, bread, earth and a touch of alcohol.
JFGrind (2006) - 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.
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler. pours orange with creamy white head, great retention for being a growler. aroma is strong bitter citrus. taste is very crisp lots of grass and orange rind
cpetrone84 (1810) - 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.
Beerathon (1683) - 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.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Caones. Pours a cloudy pale yellow-orange with one finger of white head and some webbed lace. Nose of tangerine, grapefruit, pine, caramel, lemon. Medium body with solid bitterness.
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great dipa. ihope they can keep this up. Had this on tap at Dive Bar and at Fuel and fuddle. Light cloudy lemon color, huge hops and frabgrance with a clean crisp bitter finish.