BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Straight piney hops, this one had some bite. Somewhat one-dimensional, but refreshing to some extent. Definitely focuses on the bite all the way through. Good beer for when I am in that mood.
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imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at AA Cafe. Pours clear golden orange with a nice head and subsequent lace. Nice inviting spicy and citrus aroma with a touch of sweetness. Nettles! this is a beer with a unique character, but is balanced well with a residual sweetness and hop character. Grassy, peppery and herbal. Something different. Nettle just a bit much however.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a clear, orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, soft white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a real nice lacing throughout. Aroma is piney grapefruits with a light sweetness and a solid, sturdy caramel backing. Flavor is similar and solid. Lots of grapefruits and some oranges with a moderate pine as well as some florals and a light resin. Really nice, sturdy, medium sweet caramel backing that balances and is distinct, but not overly sweet or distracting from the hops. Hops grow a tad bit juicier towards the end as this finishes somewhat sweet, but very well balanced and pleasantly dry with just a few resins. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very solid DIPA. Well balanced with a great caramel backing and lots of grapefruits hops. Very enjoyable.
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Ann Arbor pub, Project Greenleaf. On balance as good in bitterness as a regular IPA. Gets there in a new direction. Orange colour and lacey. Orange flavour, really bitter, this is lots of nettle. Not great drinkability but interesting to try.