Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light, amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops. Flavor is earthy as well with the virus and pine. Overall pretty good.
agl108 (806) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Fatheads. Poured clear gold with thin white head. Floral, grassy nose. Sharp citrus hop bite with piney notes. Thin to medium bodied. Well done.
sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Straw color with a medium, white, frothy head; head dissipates into a ring quickly but leaves plenty of lacing, and head is revived easily with swirling. Aroma massively grapefruit and pine. Flavor... boy, this is an odd one... taste is instant pineapple; then, grapefruit, pine, lemon, oregano, possibly juniper. Palate medium-thin but quite frothy in the mouth. Surprising amount of flavor for the low level of alcohol. Maybe a few more of these and I could rate this higher a point or two higher, but itís just so unusual that Iím struggling with that. That said, a beer like this at 4.65% abv really makes me wonder why Bud Light exists.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love everything about this beer. Itís just a flawless, fresh, bottled IPA to consume on a day off, one after another. I love itís ABV. Great mouthfeel. Excellent malt backbone. Tasty, lemony hops. Big Hops. Please make more.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured light golden color with a frothy big head. Very nice and fresh aroma of hops, grapefruit citrus. Mmmm, nice fresh taste too. some bubble gum, pineapple notes, grapefruit, with light but sound malt backbone notes. Well done.
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, straw yellow pour, citrus and resiny hops in the aroma. Taste is similar with a toasted malt profile. Good stuff!
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light gold pour, white head, slightly cloudy - strong hop (pine/grapefruit) aroma - lemon/pine/grapefruit on the tongue with little malt - finishes grapefruit
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fresh citric hops, almost tropical, with floral and piney notes, and a light pale malty base. Good stuff.
BucannonXC5 (955) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 2, 2012 (purchased the 6-pack for $9.99 at Plaza Wine & Spirits in Mira Mesa (San Diego) on Dec. 2, 2012. Golden pale with about a finger of white head with a pretty weak retention all-around.
Very good smell right from the get-go. Got sharp bitter hops right away, giving way to floral hops. Original hops seemed to be citrus with grapefruit, orange and pine coming in.
Tasted a lot like the smell, but not as potent. Got the bitter hops up front - grapefruit, orange, tangerine and pine.
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
A very good beer from a very good brewery. No surprise here.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours a brilliant pale yellow with constant streams of bubbles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma is very strong with a danky pine note coming forward. Taste gives citrus hops with little malt presence. Beer palate comes in the back of the mouth and fades quickly. Overall this beer would be a great summertime yard beer. Itís extremely easy to drink and is very refreshing. If there was a category for session beers, this one would dominate the category. As a IPA, itís very different and has a lot of competition!