falco242 (208) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing tropical aroma and a light golden pour. Fruity flavor with dry resin palate. Very tasty brew.
MarinaMarket (207) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge tangerine aroma...hops hops hops...but not too bitter. Really enjoying what sems to be citra-hop with a nice malt backbone. Really much like a fruit-filled DIPA, and extremely enjoyable to drink. The hop/flavor intensity reminds me of Monk’s Indiscretion and Bigfoot. Mouth feel is medium and the head retention is great. Even with a giant head, the hop aroma blasts you in the face. Tasted from the bottle @ 51F.
zickbeer_ye (207) - 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
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.
warhawk91 (206) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent vibrant gold with a bit of orange, and a white fluffy head. Lacing is good. Smell is rye malt and tons of musty piney west coast hops. Taste is sweet upfront with good hop bitterness and rye bite at the end. Really good brew, drinks like a rye IPA. Not sure why RB lists it as a strong ale.
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oOJUXEOo (206) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much a hoppy beer. Nice bottle pour, aroma is citrus hops, and appearance is golden with a decent head. Taste is very balanced! Solid malt background that is perked up by the hoppy goodness!
Brentv (204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Bottle at home. Pours golden with a big white head. Huge aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is sweet with plenty of bitter hoppiness. Good carbonation. Dry bitter finish. This is the Brown Shugga Substitute. Very nice.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Mildly sweet aroma of malt and citrus hops. Fairly balanced flavor with lots of citrus and pine hops and some bready malt. This beer anything but sucks....
Dan269605 (202) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Light golden with two fingers of tight bottle conditioned beige head. Aromas of pine, honey, lemon, berries, maybe some light tropical like pineapple or mango. Taste follows the nose nicely. A nice fairly easy drinking beer.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, deep straw or golden and good medium head. Massive hop lift. Very green aromatics. Slightly rubbery and certainly piney. You can’t see the malt. Dry, not sour and bitter. Dense, good weight and long. Very hoppy palate. Massive resiny, piney flavor.
Good beer. It’s not a strong ale. It’s a classics west coast IPA.
Very long and massive.