superspak (3412) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, and earthy hops. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, floral, honey, grass, and herbal hop earthiness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zests, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, and herbal hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity, with a nice malt balance supporting the big hops; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. Great hop complexity with nice malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
Fantomasus (284) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber gold with a nice head of tightly packed white bubbles. It’s a beauty. Wonderful fresh aroma although, malt dominates. Very balanced flavor with malty sweetness giving way to sour, bitter, and then umami. Palate is nice with a lingering bitter and some stickiness. It’s a great brew.
ljthiessen (729) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lightly cloudy golden amber pour with a pillowy white head. I had no idea what to expect here, but it smells like a delicious IPA - lots of bright citrus with some sweet fruit notes underneath. Flavour is fairly sweet, bright citrus and pine, resin notes and tropical fruit. Pretty nice.
euniceradio (180) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold, white frothy head. Aroma of candied fruit, pine, citrus and malts. Taste is same. Finish is slightly citrus bitter....lots of toffee, caramel and some brown sugar. Pretty complex, deliciously sweet...yet balanced.
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orangish gold with a small white head. Aroma of cat piss(assuming the delicious Simcoe hops), citrus, pine, grapefruit and sweet pale malts. Taste is grapefruit, citrus fruits, light pine and some sweet pale malts. Malty sweetness is balanced perfectly with the bitterness from the hops that ends in the finish and finishes semi dry. Cray to think an 8 percent beer can be this smooth.
spilledpint (351) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back on the train of beer-rating. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a largely translucent light copper with a small off-white head and a bit of lace. Aroma is mild citrus, pine. Moderately sweet with a steady bitterness on the finish.
BeerInHeaven (258) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a rich clear gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus and pine. taste is hoppy citrus and quickly turns good bitter. thick resinous mouth feel. Long semi-bitter finish with a nice nasal linger. Good beer!
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg, The Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white head. Caramel and wheat with mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Juicy with leafy pine bitterness. Some underlying brown sugar sweetness with a bready palate. Peppery, warming, nutty booze
G_Ram9 (46) - - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too shabby as a sub to brown shugga. This beer is a smooth sippa with a subtle sweetness and a nice finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrjez (70) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at TNT Taisho.
L: pours an unassuming light clear gold.
S: killer nose. Big fruit notes, passionfruit, mango, pine, it’s bright and the hop aromas are immense.
T: very tasty. The same fruits come through, some grassiness, and touch of malt.
F: so smooth, a wonderful balance of bitterness.
O: beers like this, Sculpin, and Ruination 2.0 are blowing me away continuously. Bright, balanced, fruity and floral qualities up with the hoppy pine, dangerously easy to drink.
ChiGuy68 (449) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle. It poured a mostly clear golden-amber hue with a frothy off-white head and abundant lacing. Deliciously fruity aroma of peach, pineapple and hops. The hop & fruit taste is built upon a solid malt base. Tasty with a nice bitter finish.