fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rating from notes. on tap at HFS. Pours a fairly clear golden with a coper hint. fluffy white head that holds for a bit. smell is potent with mango citrus pine and grapefruit bitterness. somewhat sweet candy like malt a touch alcohol to smell. taste is a load of resionous pine citrus mango citrus rind bitterness. candy like sweet malt lets the hops shine through. a bit of alcohol to taste and feel. smooth mouthfeel rich full body brewski.
Peregrinari (135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is grapefruit, mango, orange, grape. Flavor is citrus with some piney notes and a nice bitter finish. The alcohol is very well concealed for a 10 point beer. Overall a really really nice beer!
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, thanks Peregrinari. Large fluffy off-white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some papaya/mango, pineapple, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some acidity, alcohol well-contained -- wouldn’t have guessed the ABV.
Hopper (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
64 oz. growler consumed on 3/19/11. A very clear orange color beer with a small but nice head that clings to the glass. The clarity of this beer surprised me. The aroma is money and is everything I want out of a DIPA. Huge orange, loads of various tropical fruits, orange rind, grapefruit rind. This is the aroma of love. One thing to note is it smells very clean. The taste is great very smooth like orange and grapefruit almost like this is those juices mixed together with a nice layer of malt. I was a little shocked at how hot this was and the alcohol is fairly noticeable. Other than that this is a big new player on the DIPA front and I cannot wait to try it again.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
on draft at Capones. Pours a slightly cloudy orange vistalite with a medium sized frosty white head. Aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit, malted barley, tons of hops and light tropical notes. Taste is much the same as the aroma with a hint of tangerine citrus and lemon.
Doodler (299) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Alex for sharing this growler. Poured a hazy tangerine, with a big white head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Taste is sweet citrus, mango, grapefruit resin, and a nice bitter finish. Super balanced and refreshing, with great hop notes on the finish. Nice stuff!
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours gold/orange, bit of off white head. Huge hop aroma with lots of fruit, citrus, peach. Truly amazing. Taste is very hoppy with more citrus and a bit of malt to balance it out. Bitterness is surprisingly mild given the aroma, fruity hop finish. Quite a treat.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
OMG! This is incredible. A filtered peach / golden pour with an aroma of mild alcohol, pine, grass and grapefruit.
The initial taste that hits your tongue is sweet malt. Than the orange peel, resin and hoppy bitterness fills the rest of your tastebuds. Leaving the drinker satisfied with its perfect blend.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper clear with a thick white head. Thick sheets of lacing cling to the glass. Extremely rich aromas of pine and sweet grapefruits and mangoes. Heavy caramel malts, sweet citrus fruits, grapefruits, mangoes. The finish is long and bitter.
callmemickey (1355) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Golden orange body with nice clarity and a decent sized foamy cap. Good retention and solid lacing.
S: Fruity citrus--grapefruit, orange, and pineapple--plus a bit of pine. Very nice, but not the same depth of fruity goodness of something like fresh sculpin.
T: A nice fruit forward amped up IPA. The flavors are muted, and although there is a bit going on here, it doesn’t have the same layered complexity of PtY where you can get lost for days in the flavor interactions.
M: Medium bodied, effervescent on the tongue. Nice level of bitterness leaves a refreshing finish.
O: Overall this is a VERY NICE imperial ipa. That said, I can name a few that I’d easily take over this. I am sure this was better the day it was first tapped at the Farmstead though.