crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can near 50F. Lgiht gold pour, huge head that is annoyingly easily-formed. The aroma is mostly cascade hops, pine, resin, and a huge amount of taosted malt scent. The flavor bring some hops, medium to low bitterness, some \ fruit and pine, I would say msotly cascades, very classic flavor. This honestly isn’t that bad. It just has a totally different delivery it is still dry yet malty, nice bitterness, butlacks a tropical fruit punch and aroma , just an old-school dipa. Was expecting much worse.
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of butter, cardboard, hints of slight grass, orange, marmalade, caramel. Taste is a mix of cardboard, grass, orange, caramel, hints of a mix of butter, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Vegas, somewhere on the strip. Malt forward IPA, breadcrusts and caramel share the stage with piney hops. Moderate bitterness. I liked it. Fuck you,
BVery (7961) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Orange pour with a white head. Caramel malt and hop, but cardboard elements too. Not great.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours with a hazy, deeper orange hued body with a massive, just off-white head with decent lace. Aromas show a huge crystal like malt presence. Malt dominates with a moderate floral, pine and citrus zest hop aroma component. Sweet iced tea aromas, insect repellant, marmalade, over ripe fruits and deep caramel aromas. Flavors are extremely sweet with a medium to strong bitter, some citrus pith, pine, hoppy, herbal grapefruit and noticeable warmth in the finish. Slightly sharp. Medium to full carbonation, medium bodied and boozy. Way too loaded with dextrins for me.
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa.
Dorée-orangée, col fin blanc.
Arôme est houblonné, résineux très plaisant, malt caramel, fruité tirant sur les agrumes, houblons type C.
Palais est houblonné bien résineux, malt caramel pâle, note fraiche de pin avec un agréable fini agrumes - pamplemousse et citronné procurant une pointe aigrelette-amer en fin de bouche et balançant le côté malté.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Skunky hops with a bit of grass and a light malt sweetness. Pale gold with a bubbly white head. Resin, bitterness and a candy like sweetness. A decent IIPA, doesn’t have the body or malts to really back it up though.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle..conditioned? Certainly plenty of gunk swirling around in the bottle (mine is 9.3%). Sloppy bronze pour with no head and the condition of fruit juice. Oh dear. Sweet, soggy confectionery aroma; purple Allsorts, orange Smarties, fudge, banoffee and honey. Sounds good, but inappropriately sickly and hopless. Orange Smartie flavour, soggy with peach, cheesecake base and soap. At least the alcohol gets buried by sweetness. Drinkable, with no off notes but totally lacking condition and hop character. Easily the poorest US IPA I’ve ever had.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and malt aroma with light earth. Caramel and malt flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with light pine.
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours clear copper with tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up resiny hops, pine hops and thin hints of thick sweet maltiness off in the background. The taste begins with a hit of booze and resiny bitter pine hops before it moves into more hop flavor and still firm hop bitterness with grapefruit and lemon peel notes. Behind all of the hops is a bit of sweet malts that create nice base for this big somewhat boozy resiny bitter beer. All in all this is pretty darn good for the style.