furthur (71) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber body floats a creamy off white head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of citrus and juniper and cut hay, mango and orange, caramel. Taste is mango and juniper, bitter orange, faint honey in the finish. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation is fine and light, perfect. This is really fine beer. Just a touch bitter on the finish to be something I want all day, but so close!
ClarkVV (3734) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh Winter 2014 bottle, drunk 2/21/14
As I get towards the bottom, I’m not too concerned to be careful to not pour yeast sediment in to the glass, since it’s Lagunitas. Thusly, a clear pour is amber-gold and produces a small white head that fizzles away to light cover, quickly.
Damn. The nose does smell really nicely hoppy and balanced. Juicy fruits, very light orange rind and pine on the end, and just a bit of pale malt sweetness. Clean, no esters, alcohol or vapors. Just fresh hops and malt.
Orangey hop flavor washes over the palate as a soft but rich honeyed-sweetness balances. The carbonation is stiff and too peppery, disrupting the continuity at first. Very bitter throughout and ending with Heavy pine bitterness. It quickly builds up and soon I’m not reaching for my glass quickly any more. At 8%, that’s fine and this is a good sipper. It’s clean, with alcohol warming and pine resin to the max, but very well-done production-wise (aside from the fact that I still won’t concede to filtering being good).
annunz123 (794) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, grapefruit, and pine resin in the aroma. Bitter, fruity pine flavor with a little lingering fruit sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. More of an IPA than a pale ale, but still really tasty.
cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in hotel room crystal river.. Light golden amber... Massive pineapple and passion fruit nose... Very sweet fruit front... Very floral ... Light bitter juicy orange and passion .. Little herbal.. Ok
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours golden with a small white head. Tropical fruit, light pine, sweet bread, and floral hops come to mind. Bitter citrus and fruity hops galore! Drinks pretty good and moderate carbonation. Nice stuff
Barreras (819) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow color that has a sparkle to it. Aroma is distinctly floral along with its taste. Notes of grass, herbs, and high amounts of malt are tasted in this beer. A decent IPA that was complex and made with quality.
jh773 (29) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden straw with a big head. Smells mostly like tropical fruit with hints of grass and hops. Flavor is at first subtle and unremarkable but blooms into bread, hops, fruit and just a hint of brown sugar. Foamy in the mouth. Very different and quite good.
IndianaRed (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PreFunk Boise. Very nice clear golden with a dense and lasting off white head. Big fresh citrusy aroma. A big bitter flavor. Ligt malts but something else. Similar to the "wild" IPAs of their past. Some tropical fruit as well. Smooth creamy body and mild carbonation.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Distillery in Savannah, GA. Holy shit! Beautiful, almost Pilsner looking pour with a two finger pillow white head. I could smell the aroma from about 2 ft away. Pine resin, pine tree, Christmas tree, spruce, douglas fir, you name it....it smelled like pine. Walking through a damned Oregon Pine forest pine. The taste...pine! Great, fairly light IPA taste but the pine and pine bitterness was amazing and fresh. Little cereal and bread. Great carbonation. Finish is pine. Fuck it...probably the best DIPA I’ve ever had. I could drink this until the cows come home. I don’t have any cows so that would be a long time.
rtobronco8641 (2) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the best beers I?ve had. Perfect balance of smooth and happy with a clean finish.