hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Hazy straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is of tropical fruit – guava and mango - citrusy hops and apricot. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and lemony up front; then, there’s light bitterness intertwined with bready-malt sweetness. Finishes crisp with a lemon peel aftertaste. Growler courtesy of landhoney!
Gmoney (439) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewery...Hazy golden pour, two finger white head, excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit,lemon and caramel. Excellent hop flavor, tangerine,grass,melon and some pine.Light bodied,soft carbonation.Finish is dry with a lingering hop bitterness. Excellent
TURDFERGUSON (3562) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Draft at the brewery and growler at home. Super hazy orange with a thick, spitty chalk-white head. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, light caramel backbone. Big, floral, citrusy hop flavor with no brash bitterness at all. Big bitterness, yet it doesn’t leave the tongue feeling tortured. This is quite a pale ale.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2010 Total Score: 4.5
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks peregrinari. I really loved this beer. We had it side by side with some fresh pliny and to me, it blew the pliny away. Ultra dankity dank, tropical fruits, citrus, and still very dry. Great balance. This is the brewery to watch for 2010. Shaun Hill, thank you for bringing the east coast another high class brewery.
hopdog (7650) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Cloudy golden with an averaged sized head. Fruity, citrus, piney, floral and just all around nice hoppiness. Some lighter caramel in the tastes.
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Teresa’s. Cloudy peach brown with a white head. Nose is tangerine, toffee, cat and grass. Medium light with a muted tingle. Taste is lemon peel, grapefruit peel, scallion, in a good way, and toffee. Solid starter paired with deep-fried mac and cheese topped with BBQ pork and a side of slaw.
Earlier Rating: 1/7/2011 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Capones. Foggy orange brown with a thin but persistent head. Nose is toffee, cat pee, grass and grapefruit. Resiny medium light with soft carb. Taste is pink grapefruit, pith and lemon peel with a hint of honey. Pretty straightforward for what it is but still crisp and clean.
RoyalFlushing (297) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Tria Fermentation. Poured a cloudy golden orange with a thin white head. Huge citrus aroma inluding hints of tangerine and pineapple followed by notes of floral and pine. Very well- balanced flavor of citrus and palatable hop bitterness with an extremely smooth finish. Big aroma and flavor profile, yet so drinkable.
Pailhead (3848) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of sarro
Bottle: The aroma consists of big citrus, grapefruit, some pot, and tropical fruits. It pours a hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with some tropical fruits and orange. The finish has some light-moderate grapefruit. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall...I could drink this all day.
PhillyCraft (1962) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap, pours a cloudy orange with small head, excellent lace. Aromas of melon, tropical citra. Taste is the most cantalope tasting ipa I have encountered, pineapple, peach, onions, all kinds of tropical notes, vanilla, and apricot. This is so sessionable and tasty that its scary. Finishes with a perfect bitterness, and orange pine flavor. Perfectly balanced and expertly crafted.
lushawn (2637) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at hf anniver. Party. Aroma of dank, resiny hop bitterness. Pine needles. Hop forward, abrasive resiny hop bite that lingers on the pallet. Some dry rustic grass. Dry. Nice, tasty beer. Prefer a bit more balance, a touch too bitter.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. pours a hazy orange color with a soapy head. smell is strong citrus with a clean malt character. taste is citrus and piney hops with a clean malt flavor. bitterness is moderate leaving a dry feeling. overall dry leaving you wanting more.