BucannonXC5 (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, N.M.
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2014
Poured a honey, golden, pale, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white, rocky head when I got it. There was a decent stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good semi-layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down the glass. (Sight - 4.13)
First thought on the smell was wow! Potent grapefruit notes, Citra hops, floral hops, pine, nectarine juice, reminded me of a light Pliny the Elder. I guess that would make it Pliny the Original. (Nailed it). Also some caramel malts. (Smell - 4.75)
Taste was close to as good as the nose, but not quite. Got grapefruit juice, Citra hops, floral hops, tangerine rind, orange, bitter comes in more than the nose here, slight herbal or grassy hops, but in a good way. (Taste - 4.50)
Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-light carbonation. Long, bitter, sharp citrus feel as it went down. Only downside was it got worse going down with the bitterness really coming on late. (Feel - 4.00).
Just a really good IPA. Glad I brought back a few bottles with me. Lovely. (Overall - 4.50)
4.48 99 A
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice looking copper body that has golden hues and supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up sweet notes with malts and a bit of fruitiness and then it quickly gets into a sort of candied onion spicy dankness. The taste is thick rich and resiny with pine hops that have a nearly astringent bitter edge to it (or this is merely sharp hop bitterness) and then picking up a fruity citrus note. To midway a fairly wide load of sweetened garlic and onion hoppiness help take this into the finish. This is a solid sipper
Steve_0 (3116) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on Tap at GABF 2014. Pour is clear golden orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Big weed, grassy notes, light citrusy, orange peel, dank, and grapefruity aroma. Taste is ganja, grassy, mango grapefruits, lemony, biscuit and bread with a huge bitter finish. Medium body with crisp carbonation. This is the stuff right here. Can’t wait til these guys start showing up in Colorado.
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, a bit floral, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, perfume, a bit bitter, pine, resin.
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dank, onion and pine. Taste is onion, piney and resins
Wow, a nice IPA. I need to find a bottle of this.
jtclockwork (10001) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Phresh’s birthday tasting thanks to Jake. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of weed, toasted cracker malt, grass, citrus peel. Dank. Medium body.
vtafro (4362) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange pour with tan head. Super dank, citrus and grassy aromas. Sweet citrus, lemon and pine flavors.
umich03jm (2455) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy gold pour with a nice frothy head that fades to a nice thick ring. Aroma is ultra dank with tons of citrus, tropical fruit, peaches, and even a hint of cherry. Tastes great with a very strong bitterness. Almost no sweetness. Huge tropical fruit and citrus bomb. Very dank. With a little more sweetness this could be a top 5 DIPA for me.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, at 7.5%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, complex bitter brew, bitter/malty/fruity and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that last. The aroma is strong pine, hemp, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong hop bite, pine, resin, bitter finish. Very good.