rgfellow (100) - - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 On tap at La Cumbre. The aroma jumps outta the glass - citrus and tropical notes mixed with a hint of dankness - stunning really - up there with the best IPAs and at the top of my APA list. The taste is medium bitter, beautifully balanced with sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel with some lingering, pleasant stickiness. Overall, my favorite pale by a good bit - the balance makes it soooo drinkable.
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at pub. Pours out a crisp light pale topped with a white head. Nose is lots of grain light hops and some spice. Taste is as the nose with a nice mellow tropical fruit hop and some sweetness off the malts.
Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a deep yellow with a thick lasting head. Pine aroma with something a bit musty that i like. This is a damn fine hop forward beer without driving off the non hop head like me. The minor citrus is a compliment to the grapefruit with a nice sweet melon like malt flavor that keeps this easy to drink while keeping my taste buds on their toes. Next time i’m in town a growler of this will likely head north with me.
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Brewery: Pours light copper with singing nose of pine and bread. On the palate, its structure is a tightly wound coil: mostly pine. Taste of bread, spruce and herbs. Overall, a real C-hop celebration.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Up front the beer has a nice citrusy hop character, but then gets more earthy with a toasted, caramel malt character, and some herbal / pine notes, a woody herbal note, and as the beer warms up more hop fruitiness. There is a supporting, toasted straw, pale malt cracker here in the nose as well.
Light bodied, and crisp, the beer has a really juicy hop flavor to it that has lots of tangelo zest notes, guava notes, and even some lychee, and lots of floral peach notes that come out more if you haven’t taken a sip recently. The malt character play s a clearly supporting malt character with touches of caramelized malt that more accentuates the fruit than is actually noticeable, a thing of nuttiness, and a very smooth, light bitterness.
Definitely a quite tasty beer, unlike many a brew, the flavor has more of a juicy hop-fruit character than the nose somehow. Really nicely done.
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub august 2013
Pours orange hue with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is leaffy piny floral very nice!!! Flavors are leaffy lite pine lite pale grain dryness lite bitterness. Long floral litely bitter finish that was very dry witb undertones of tbe pale malt aspects. Solid apa!