Maddog (400) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Warren Store in Warren, VT. One if the most unique beers I’ve ever had. Huge spruce (pine) on the back end. A very good IPA body, with piney hop aroma, but the spruce finish makes this beer. So different, want to take this one on my next VT hike.
ericdevin (884) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewery via Em. Pours a light orange, little to head. Aroma very pine-forward, resinous yet fresh. Some citrus rind, too. Body slight with a hint of malt, lovely, hardly any bitterness. Tasty and well-balanced.
TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an awesome way to begin my vacation with two great Lawson’s tap offerings at the Prohibition Pig. Clear pale orange with white froth. Nose is orange peel, toffee and light spruce. Medium body; creamy with a soft tang. Taste is mild toffee, grain, spruce and grapefruit pith.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting, and obviously pine-y, beer. The aroma is somewhat normal but the taste shows off a bit of quirkiness. It’s good. Just not sure how frequently I would drink.
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog 2013. Bottle shared at Franks. Pours an amber golden body. Aroma is light with notes of wood, cedar, grapefruit and spice. Mouthfeel is medium with much stronger flavors of spruce/wood. Christmas tree in my glass.
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy dark golden amber color with a medium plus sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big spruce and herbal hops with just enough toasted bread and caramel malt to attempt to balance. I thought this was good, but could see people being turned off by the big spruce notes.
Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I mean I have had piney IPAs before but this was straight up like chewing on a tree whilst skiing. Nose runs the course of citrus, pine, spruce hops. But damn if the taste is not just straight up spruce. Its like and not cloying, yet it is so prevelant that it is distracting from the rest of the brew. I dig the 100% accomplishment of making a spruce beer, but perhaps it is nor entirely my bag. Glad it was a shared brew.
Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin spruce hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy spruce bittersweet flavor with with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Awesome spruce, citrus aroma. Light floral. Awesome long super citrusy aftertaste. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Bigger body. Great bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. A lot of awesome citrus peel zest. Delicious. I love spruce in beer, and this really satisfied that.
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a semi-transparent orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes of heavy spruce and some hops. Average on the palate. Decent, but too sprucey.