ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Bright peach-golden body is full of carbonation, leading to a two-finger white head that is well-retained and laces quite well.
Attractive fruity nose showcases cherries and nectarines up front which quickly evolve in to a more profoundly bitter tangerine-grapefruit sharpness. Pale and caramel malts impart an appropriate backbone of sweetness, with a touch of sweaty/catty wet-hop notes on the finish and some lingering toastiness from the medium malts. Alcohol is well-concealed and I detect no flaws. Pine emerges, drying things (maybe a touch too much) on the finish, with breathing/warming. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
The flavor is where this one really shines, with a fantastic array of vibrant fruits, deep ruby red grapefruit sweetness and crisp, lemony-orange bitterness that helps curtail the sweet malts. Carbonation is rich and soothing, imparting an almost creamy, tight texture and further helping to disperse any unwanted malt sweetness. Some sweet/sour toastiness develops from the malts and there is some, rather inevitable, cattiness from the hops, but other than that, this is really well done and not overdone in bitterness at all. Quite complex hop flavors (grapefruit, pine, floral notes, nectarine, lemon, orange). Alcohol well concealed in flavor, no flaws noted.
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with off white head. Aroma is malty pine. Taste is musty and hoppy. Unusual, but I really did enjoy.
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty hoppy flavor to start with a nice bitter finish. Tastes very fresh and us crushable. Pours deep orange red in color. Smelks malty. Had at home from a bomber
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maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at AQ Bevolution 2nd Anniversary event at Yellow Ape Craft. Sweet malty nose. Reddish/orange color. Malty initial, hoppping buzzes up and cuts through the caramel, balances in late mid and final. Interesting IPA variant with the color and thick malt. Very nice mid-palate jumps of bitterness.
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Yellow Ape. Dark orange color. Nose of pine, earthy, light bread. Solid earthy flavor, resiny hops, bready malt. Solid body, some grapes and cherries.
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber. Has a malty fruit and pine aroma. Taste starts with strong fruity malts, caramel, pine, and hops. A bitter malt and hop aftertaste.
deyholla (6960) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine with a hint of resin and earthy grain backing. Flavor has lots of earthy pine with touches of grains and grass underlying.
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear Orange pour from bomber at home. White head. Fresh wet hop and citrus aroma. Taste is a dank apricot and bitter hoppy one. Tasty. Not my ideal ipa but very good
jh773 (170) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-red, plenty of carbonation, one finger head. Warm, wet aroma; subtle, vegetal, sweet; orange soda. Taste is citrus (tangerine), slightly savory, some pepper, hint of toffee and biscuit. Pretty tasty.
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a 1 finger head. Very clear mild body ale. The aroma is piney, like walking in an evergreen forests. Tastes pine, resin, with a nice bitterness. Little drying but very palatable. Love the fresh cascade.
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange/apricot, malt, and grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice body. Very good.