abcfan (735) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well done. Pours red/caramel with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is primarily pine with notes of caramel. Finish is sweet caramel and bitter hops.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls. Sweet and caramelly with some citrus and grass / pine-aromas.
commonmac (378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Muddy Waters. A beautiful beer with a healthy amount of head and a definitive copper color. Smell has a decent hop presence. A lot of sweetness in this one. A little bitterness to offset the sweet. Great finish. Maybe the strongest offering from this brewery. Strong recommendation.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big fan of Lagunitas, this had a similar hop profile as their other brews. Has a froathy, white head with a copper amber hue. Nose is of heavy citrus and pine. Incredibly smooth and not bitter despite it’s heavier body. Has a full mouth, almost creamy texture to it with a moderate finish.
Nejhleader (1255) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a strong heavy hop aroma. taste is a hop grapefruit, maybe a hint of caramel. not to shabby.
MrWomey (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The investigation was shut down because this strong ale killed the suspect. Still, at 9.7% it’s surprisingly smooth. Aesthetically this is a beautiful beer with a deep amber tint and a head that never ends. Taste ? If you like bitter and balanced, then this beer is home. I don’t tend to drink such hopped beers, but this one is quite nice with hits of floral, citrus, and spice all at once. I can handle one. If I drink another, I’ll be convicted.
ColovianTrader (309) - - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid, bitter floral hops, balanced by smooth caramel. Other flavors of pine, citrus peel and sweet lemons. The hop bitterness really balances this beer out well. Crisp, and the alcohol is present but smooth.
Salmoniform (947) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head that remains fluffy. Aroma is huge caramel, orange, melon, sugar, tangerine, honey, pine, ripe sweet limes. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium body and great carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a nice bitter following and a nicely blended ethanol finish. Overall this is a wonderfully fantastic I2PA.
blackflag321 (495) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker. Clear, red-copper. Sweet brown sugar, malty. Bitter palate with hops on the finish.
arnold931 (596) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bulldog in St Paul. Pours clear dark copper. Thin tan head with good lacing. Hoppy aroma and taste. Strong flavor.