jefftravis17 (29) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gift four pack canned 30 days ago. Just terrific. Aroma is unreal. The beginning whims make me think of the hop bill of Bell's Two Hearted but then it gets complicated. Sting carbonation makes for a great feel as it sits in the tongue as the malt shows its strength.
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WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big can. Pours copper with a clingy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor is quite juicy, orange, grapefruit. Cracker and a bit of caramel in the backbone. Grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish.
BMMillsy (1748) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Tall cans from trade. Thanks. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy yet fluffy half inch white head on top. Big hop aroma wafting out of the can and my glass with definite strong pine notes, citrus and grapefruit, grass, quite classic smelling IPA but with extra big aromatics. Flavor is dry bitter pine up front, fades into lightly sweet grapefruit and mango notes, some buscuity malts, finishing dry on the palate. Medium bodied at first but surprisingly light on the tongue, resinous, plus carbonation. This is really good, but the taste doesn’t quite live up to the awesome aroma.
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
honey straw body with a nice lasting off white head. aroma, well...hops with a touch of honeycomb cereal. i’m not the big hop head that this is aimed at, but i do like it. the hop flavors are vibrant and fresh, but does not make the error of overcompensating with too much sweetness, or going the other way of putting so much bitterness that it would leave that god awful burning note on my tongue. bit of pine, some fresh cut grass and a lingering lemon like citrus.
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Cloudy burnt orange pour with a white head. Nice fruity hop aromas. Wish it taste as good as it smells. Some bland grapefruit and resin hop notes give way to a big malty presence. Average body and mouthfeel.
Bkylibra (1) - Arroyo seco, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hops flavor very bold. I’ve just started drinking IPA’s (I know @ 42), but this one is one of my favorites. Plus the can cool looking.
Macegan75 (749) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small pour during GABF. Pours light beige to yellow with nice fluffy head. Nose of tropical fruits, mild biscuits and pine. Taste is similar with a beautiful stone fruit finish.
bmsulliv (206) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good IPA, a little one dimensional compared to ale smith but solid. Really hoppy and boozy. Cool can! At tractor brewing.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
47cl (16oz) can, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity/woody and slightly floral, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Thanks, Jason. Hazy, bright copper & sunburnt amber with a modest, gray collar that forms at the edges. Aroma of earthy, dank weeds, lawn trimmings, dirt, pungent hops, pine tree, mild cat urine, bitter tropical fruit peels, & a touch of sweet perfume. Taste is more bitter than expected. Strong perfume, brash ashy leaves with a big white peppery & floral presence. Hint of citrus peel, pungent bitter notes leading into the finish, light bit of crackery malt, though the bitterness is never contested. A nice IPA but the abrasive bitterness would make it hard to crush.