Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of soap, sugar syrup, and celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Basically grapefruit juice with some floor wax, a few minor off notes, and a sour flavor balance (as if grapefruit juice was actually added). It doesn’t suck or rock, it’s just a boring, average, one-dimensional grapefruit-heavy IPA. There are a ton of beers out there exactly like this, and sadly this does nothing to stand out from the pack.
ilovedarkbeer (2393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange color with a medium sized bubbly canvas colored head. Notes of sunflower seeds, dried apricots, orange rind, and hop resin. Supple mouthfeel long finish.
Michbeerlover (145) - - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very intense aroma, similar to Zombie Dust. Very clear copper pour with 1/2 finger head and nice lacing. Flavor though is muted. Was hoping for a bit more based on the nose. I would say this has the nose of Zombie Dust and the taste of Two Hearted. It's better than Two Hearted, but not as good as Zombie Dust. Still a great beer and I can understand why it flies off the shelves. They should make this a year round offering. It would be a great Summertime brew. Worth checking out.
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Prufrockstar (1366) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is great combination of caramel, pine, citrus (a lo of grapefruit, some orange?), more sugar, and then more floral hops. Appearance: Crystal clear orange amber with frothy white head that sticks around for awhile. Attractive lacing. Taste: Well-balanced with bitter grapefruit punch in the face, followed by sweet malty caress, then more dank bitterness that lingers beautifully.
Palate: Silky smooth. Medium/full body.
Overall: This did not deliver the suckiness I was promised.
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense floral and hoppy aroma that dissipates quickly. Silky mouthfeel. I wish the taste was as good as the initial aroma. Then this would be fantastic.
alexanderj (3385) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a clear orange like color with an average off white head. Aroma was vibrant; caramel, sugar, and hops; grapefruit, citrus, earth, and pine. Flavor was hoppy, but very drinkable. Quite sugary, but in a good way. Alcohol in a good amount. Hops were resiny and citrus. Hoppy, but not overdone. Good stuff.
jmadway (8) - - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amazing aroma of Simcoe and Citra. Fresh, fresh hop flavor. A stunning brew.
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kimjongill (207) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Aroma is strong and reminiscent of Christmas with a light citrus character. Taste us the same with a nice malt character. Good clear bright orange pour. Good beer but the hype is overblown imo.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber orange hue and an off white head. Bold citrus and hop scents as well as flavor. Refreshing crisp and clean. TO BILL BRASKY
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into tulip. Appearance is a translucent amber/orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is strongly citrus, especially grapefruit, with some pine scent as well. Taste mostly follows the nose: citrus and pine. Good balance. Pretty good IPA.