sfontain (846) - 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 (1864) - Fort Collins, 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 (1347) - 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 (1664) - 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 (7182) - San Diego, California, 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 (1131) - 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!
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Nice grapefruit hop aroma; light bready malt. Grapefruit citrus, mild pepper hop flavor. Really light malt, and moderated bitterness Gave this a 14 overall in the previous review, so it looks like I did indeed like this beer more in the summer.
(12/1/12) Fruity, herbal hop flavor and aroma. Really light malt flavor. Should try again if itís still around in the summer.
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent golden amber capped by a small off white head. Nose is bustling with light caramel, grapefruit, and mango. Taste is even more an explosion of tropical fruit. Bitterness is solid and over balances. Medium to light body make this extremely gulpable. I would still have a tough time make this a session as it is too drying to the palate.