radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Atwood’s Tavern, 1:57 pm. To tulip it ours a hazy orangeade with a trim white head. Aromas of magnolia flowers, limes, chamomile, guava, white wine lees, and algae. Tastes of limes, kilned malt, hops, and whiskey dregs. Plastic, onions, and yeast by swallow. Honestly, what’s all the commotion about?
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Alehouse
Aroma is bursting with tropical fruit, citrus, and grapefruit bitterness. Flavor is a smooth, quenching blend of sweet malt, tangy citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, and a titillating bitterness on the finish. Lovely
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA. The aroma and flavors are near perfect. It’s not as bitter as some IPAs I’ve had but I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.
DougHnut70 (69) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Poured from a 12oz bottle. Clear, golden, with a perfect white head. Taste/Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, and hops! Big, fresh hops with a fruity finish. Oh man. 6 pack says it is a "cereal medley" of barley, rye, wheat,and oats. Lagunitas’ answer to Pliny the Elder. Hops are Chinook, Simcoe, Apollo, Summit, Nugget and HBC342 hops but it tastes like Amarillo or Citra! I buy this when I see it even if I have some in the beer cooler already. 7.85% well hidden. My favorite brew from one of the best breweries.
beerbastard (791) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle. Bright golden amber with a diminished white head. Strong oily citrus hop and grapefruit aromas. Outstanding experience of bold citrus hop flavors mixed with sweet malts and bitterness. The hops follow thru to the dry finish. Damn good!
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper hue. Aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is full of hop bitterness with lots of depth. Piney, citrusy, tropical, slightly astringent. Very enjoyable beer. Easy drinking.
Ernest (6746) - 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 (2470) - Arlington, Virginia, 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 (146) - - 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 (1522) - 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.