Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tony’s Darts Away. Smells like ba buttery pine tree nestled deep in the bowels of an untouched forest. Tastes the same. Rich and hoppy. Thick and creamy. Bombastic hops. Love it.
Countbeer (5913) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow orange body. White head.
Grassy aroma with herbal, pine, hoppy, dusty and some plastic notes.
Flavour is hoppy and bitter, herbal, floral, pine, spruce, light citrus, grassy...
Aftertaste is bitter, herbal and floral dusty hoppy.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good tad more than medium bodied.
alvaro78 (178) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma maltoso, frutales y resinosos
Buen aspecto dorado con capa fina de espuma persistente
En boca muy balanceada entre alcohol/maltosos y un final amargo cítrico fino y suave
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
luttonm (3986) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uber, Seattle. Clearer yellow-gold, stringy foam. Balanced heavy, alc-present hop. Grass, earthy fruit. Quite bitter. Tacky malt backbone. Tasty, solid.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish.
CheersMate (1335) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz., 2 month-old bottle. Too old. Too malty. Astringent, old hop flavor. Sweet bread, caramel malt, and old hop. This didn’t hold up well. Some IPAs do hold up well enough, even after two months, to the point where it is quite drinkable. This beer isn’t one of those. An example of one that does is Double Jack. Anyways, overall, this is just a two month old malt bomb. Overall, not good, but probably not a fair judgment based on the old bottle. Astringent old pine hop bite is the only hop profile this has. Soapy flavor, as well.
Muggus69 (1905) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
640mL bottle from Warners at the Bay
Deep golden body, firm white head lingers atop.
Pungent nose - freshly cut pine, leafy dried herbs, dank, citrus leaf, touch of tropical fruits and biscuity malt.
Big body, chewy, resiny, drying, astringent.
Brutal palate - stacks of dank resiny leafy pine citrus hops, malt doesn’t get much of a look in, hugely bitter, lingers for an eternity, the abv doesn’t register amongst the maelstrom of hops.
Crazy liquid aggression. Enjoyable, but not for mere mortals.
ANZUShophunter (245) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle in IPA glass. Pours clear amber with a beautiful two-finger head with some stamina. Piney citrus aroma with a hint of peach. The tri-continent malt base is a nice canvas under a very smooth but solid bitter finish. An excellent DIPA.
blueshockey24 (343) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours golden amber hazy with off white head. Aroma is sweet honey floral. Taste is sweet and piney with a sweet grapefruit piney finish. One of my favorite Knee Deep i’ve tried.
fiveacestx (907) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - Light pour with an average head. Hoppy aroma and taste. Lots of grapefruit and pine. Medium body. Medium dry.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot, resin), with notes of plastic, vegetables, bile. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean/plastic. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
I’d tried Breaking Bud here in Maui last month, and could swear I actually rated it, but perhaps it was so awful I just dumped it without going through the pain of reviewing it formally. Well, this one is just is bad, and for similar reasons...lots of plastic and rotting fruit/vegetable odor in the nose, and that nastiness comes back big time in the finish as well. A terrible beer, and after two samples, looking like it could be a trend with this brewery.