jbeatty (1181) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, 11/23/2012. Dark golden pour with dense fizzy head, sudsy lacing. Aroma fairly malt forward, dark bready caramel character with thick fresh pine hop notes. Taste is piney, resinous hops,light citrus, heavy bitterness with earthy caramel malts. Medium light palate. A bit rough around the edges but pretty decent.
KamGoPro (141) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy citrus leafy aroma. Yellow pour. Bitter start. Tart middle. Lingering dry finish
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Ginger Man in Austin with commonshawn. Very appealing deep orange color with a beautiful full finger of head. Slight cloudiness. Aroma of hops and tropical citrus fruit with a sweetness that is seriously enjoyable. Taste also has an undercurrent of citrus resin sweetness that blends well with the bite of the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is mostly bitter from the hops but itís relatively clean finish. Very solid beer...almost a double IPA.
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can packaged on February 24, 2015 brought back from San Antonio somewhere. This is a pretty clear amber color with a white head. Itís on the darker end of the IPA spectrum, more like an east coast IPA in appearance. I canít help but notice all the trash talk of bitterness and huge hop aroma on the can. Well, where is it? Sure some of that is gonna fade, but this beer is only 47 days old. It should still have some punch to it. The aroma is sweet with notes of grass clippings, pine, berries and soil. Palate is pretty dense and a little sticky. I canít help but notice the generous caramel malt character. There is nothing at all unenjoyable in the way of flavor, but it is underwhelming for an American made IPA. There is a sturdy, sweet malt base with a balanced hop flavor adding mostly pine and earth. This is reasonable take on an English style IPA, but given my upbringing I much prefer American IPAs. Karbach might be more honest describing this beer as a balanced and full-flavored, old school IPA than trying to talk up the supposed "hopadillo" onslaught. Iíd also like to note that this beer is scored a 90 while so many vibrant and in vogue Denver IPAs are scored in the 70s to low 80s. Itís interesting to see the different scenes on this site.
jsmanigold (69) - - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice spruce aroma. Great citrus hop flavor! Would drink again. Would suggest this to anyone.
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Yard House in Houston. Orange pour with a dense white head. Nice citrus note, rich on taste. Good malt backing. Very enjoyable.
labattslover74 (64) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Amber color with tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste the hops in this one for sure, a little on the bitter side, but not to bad that I wasnít able to drink 3 in a a row while visiting my daughter in Texas where its made. Not bad, but there are better IPAs out there.
drfabulous (4628) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to DrunkSanta410. Malty IPA with some citrus and hops. Little fruit in the finish.
Luvystypotables (965) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Subdued aroma of citrus and hops. Pours a good looking caramel color with a lasting white head, lightly carbonated. Light taste of hops with a bitter finish.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of grass, toasty malt, lemon and citrus. Medium body.
vtafro (4501) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Orange pour with tan head. Light citrus, herbal and grassy hop aromas. Flavors are nice, Herbal and citrus hop flavors, fresh.