wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Bottle courtesy of RegSpeir. Intense aroma of fruits, citrus, and pine. strangely sweet. somemalt background supporting super intense resinous hop flavor. very noticeable alcohol in the flavor but not the nose. Nice bitterness buzz, lingering slightly.
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good drinking IPA but a tad too bitter for my liking, the aroma and taste are both resinous pine cone and flowery goodness. Not the most interesting or complex, but I did notice a creeping caramel flavor towards the end of my glass that would make me think about retrying this one.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 12oz bottle. Pours amber-orange with a decent white head that recedes to lace. Nose of hops, some caramel malt, and I am detecting some apricot and sage. This beer is super balanced, masking the alcohol perfectly. The hops and malt come together perfectly with good fruity notes of apricot and bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a decent and enjoyably bitter finish. I am very impressed by this beer.
cpetrone84 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-pours two fingers of a thick bubbly white head that lingers for almost a minute and leaves a light lacing on the glass, the beer is a cloudy deep golden color
S-light notes of ester hit the nose, flower mostly and light notes of citrus rind, hit of pale malt in there as well but faint
T-this is all hops,great hop flavor, mostly a flowery hop with a hint of citrus finishing with a nice hop bitterness
M-this is very smooth with a medium body, almost a syrupy texture with just the right amount of carbonation
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply. Pours clear orange with small white head. Aromas of tropical fruits, citrusy hops, and sweet malts. Flavors of sweet malts, citrus, herbal hops, and some light pine. Has a bit of a candied sugar sweetness in the malt profile. The sweet malts are a little to much as it is taking away from the hops. Decent IPA.
TheJester (2092) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Amber-orange with a small, short-lived, almost-white head. Tonnes of C-hops in the aroma, with maybe just a touch of malt underneath. Lots of hops in the flavour as well, but there is a very solid, slightly sweet, caramel and brown sugar backbone. Decent finish and body. Very nice IPA.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Cloudy copper pour with minimal white head. Aroma holds floral notes, pine, orange rind, a touch of grapefruit, and some caramel malt- quite nice on the nose. Flavor is heavy on the evergreen qualities, but with some really nice additional tastes of pollen and citrus in the background. Palate is smooth and quaffable, and lightly carbonated. Really quite a good IPA.
Rerate 2-16-12: goodness gracious did this beer deserve a rerate. Just got my hands on twelve bottles from their most recent batch, no more than 10 days old or so. Huge lively apricot and citrus character in the nose, and awesome floral/pine bitterness on the flavor. Outlandishly good. Upping from a 3.6 to a 4.1
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Sample at the 1st annual Columbus Beerfest on 05/28/10: This beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin and fluffy off-white head that recedes slowly. Sticky small patches of lacing. The aroma consists of citrusy hops and sweet malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and flavors of fruit and malt. The finish is grassy hops and fruit with a bitterness that lingers a bit. Decent overall.
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, best before June 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is citrusy hops (oranges, apricots, tropical fruit), pine hops and honey. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but the hops donít overpower the malty flavors (as the hops seem stronger in the aroma). With that being said, I think itís still a tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and goes down easy. I think itís a good overall brew, Iíd buy this again and itís definitely worth a try if you havenít had this beer before.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 She pours a hazy orange-amber with a two finger white head that lasts nicely. Tight and foamy leaving a nice lacing behind. Hey , whatdíya know- that aroma is bursting with floral notes. Orchid, dank spruce, pine, grapefruit, and citrus prevail with a light balancing caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is resinous and full of evergreen notes. Slight floral, grassy, and herbal notes come though as well, though not as powerfully. The palate is caressing, smooth, and supple with low effervescence and a resinous sticky finish. A winner for sure.