PlainsDrifter (75) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good IPA. Pours amber with light tan head. Aroma of spruce, resin, some citrus and leaves. Slightly salty with bitter bite, but not overwhelming and smooth nonetheless. Lively carbonation, slick texture, astringent finish. This is a medium to full bodied beer that is very drinkable. Very flavorful IPA.
pras (509) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, bitter, and crisp. Need I say more? Very enjoyable, will drink again.
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pour..a solid example of a dipa..tasty with good bitterness and malt presence..mmhmm
heavy (2218) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aug ’14. A 0.355 l bottle from some Systembolaget in or around Stockholm. It poured clear amber body with medium sized head. Strong citrus, herbal, spicy and other hop aromas were balanced with typical IPA biscuit malt. Quite bitter flavor, various hop bitterness, too, also rounded with biscuit and fine jaffa cakes malt. Needs some time to open up its complexity and to be enjoyed. Hop notes are really divergent, from typical citrus, herbal, pine, to some weird soapy (not bad somehow) bitterness. Fuller in body, only lightly bitter finish, more of the malt now overtakes for longer aftertaste and fuller enjoyment. Excellent!
mfhennig (76) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber in an English pint. Clear orange pour, minimal off white head. Lotsa hops on the nose and then some pine. Citrus is a bit strong upfront then the malt comes thru.
This is a PFG brew. Sometimes I have a hard time with IPA’s at first. It takes a bit to appreciate the hoppy ones.
ZacM612 (262) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear amber with a little white head that leaves a bit of lace. Nice hoppy aroma, piney with a hint of citrus. Flavor is smooth, not very bitter. Not bad.
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear deep golden color with a medium sized foamy off -white head. Aroma of peach and grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
swillguzzler99 (135) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 ounce bottle (this is becoming among my favorite American breweries). Pours a beautiful copper with a pinky of head. Our favorite nose of pine tar/piñones. The taste is done well. A hint of bitter that lingers and transitions into sweet/candy taste, but done well. Alcohol is hidden. A very good beer.
Edited for spelling/grammar.
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL bottle from Slowbeer....numbers make no sense to me?
Pale copper gold body, holds a creamy white head.
Punchy hop nose; lots of pine sap & cut grass, woody spices, dried leafy herbs, with a backbone of biscuity malt.
Full body, moderate carbonation, resiny, oily, chewy, long on the palate.
Succulent palate, dripping with hops; citrus, pine, sap, cedar, dried bay, eucalyptus, all tempered (to a degree) with toasty biscuity malts. Bitterness is aggressive without being astringent. Warming finish, begs another sip.
Well crafted, intensely flavoured DIPA. Excellent balance.
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl Bottle from Craft&Draft. Clear Amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, resin, some tropical fruits, light citrus. Not nearly as hoppy as I hoped. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, caramel, resin, grass, citrus, light fruity, decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Lacks a whole lot of hops, guess they got killed on the way over to NL. BB 12-2015.
Fashawn (306) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Niente di indimenticabile. Birra amara, in teoria,ma con un bel bilanciamento. Color ambrato carico,bella schiuma, odore di caramello e resina, erba. In bocca c’è una buona dplcezza dei malti che nonneccede, ed un buon tono amaro resinoso quasi terroso, lungo abbastanza. Buona ma non indimenticabile