ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy orange color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade that’s just off-white. Retaining itself acceptably, it has a rocky texture and leaves goodly lacing behind.
S: Citrus, and lots of it. Predominantly grapefruit, with a side of orange and just a suggestion of tropical fruit. There’s also a fair bit of sweet caramel malt, but it seems to be very well integrated with the hop character - creating an illusion of orange juice. Very promising aroma.
T: It’s slightly maltier than the aroma suggested, but still nothing that can be called a sweet mess. The hops are clustered on the front of the palate - bringing their citrusy goodness - while the finish brings forth an almost nutty tone. Some herbal, peppery bitterness (and, later, melon) augments the beer post-swallow. It’s not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesn’t clash in any manner.
M: Crisp like an IPA should be. There’s a bit too much body for my tastes, though. Luckily, this goes down easily thanks to its semi-bitter finish, healthy carbonation, and slightly coarse texture.
O: This one is really delicious. It’s prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, there’s more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.
OsuStu (131) - - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear gold, amber color with a small white head. Pretty good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, grass, and clove. Mildly spicy, hops are very refreshing, not a heavy bitterness. Light tropical fruit juices, grapefruit. Just a little sticky. Pretty good.
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cette tête mousseuse sur cette robe dorée est magnifique. Le nez par contre me semble un peu vieux. Les houblons herbacés et épicées cachent des mandarines et autres agrumes. Les malts caramélisés tirent sur les cultivars. Au goût, les agrumes ont un regain de vie. Les houblons sont donc aromatiques mais aussi amérisants. Les céréales finissent par prendre un avantage. En bouche, le liquide a un corps de moyenne densité. Le pétillement contrôlé contribue à peaufiner la texture huileuse. En finale, je peux dire que c’est fruité et peu amer. Nez un peu ridé mais bouche agréable.
peterschreurs (108) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A buddy of mine stopped by with a variety of beers. This was a decent IPA.
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cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at bocktown. Slight haze on a plae yellow beer. Rocky head with a slight BO aroma. Really nice lacing. This is simply a terribly on style big bitter ipa fer sure. You may’s well make it a double IPA because that’s how bitter it is. Mouth coating nasty Nellie roto-tiller across the taste buds. Quite difficult for a lager lover and rude.
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Copper pour with creamy white head. Pine, japanese pickled radish, mustard, grapefruit. Medium body. Pine and wheat. Don’t know if the tap was bad but this has a funky smell and aftertaste.
bavarian81 (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma has a nice floral and citrus aroma. Nice flavor. You get the hops up front with a citrusy finish. I think there are also some darker fruits in there as well that I can’t put my finger on. Also some indistinct spices. A very nice, balanced, complex IPA.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA to my liking. ON the resin side in aroma and flavor, looks god, gives the mouth enough to keep busy. Would never turn one down. good interplay of a peach sweet among the resin & black pepper. balanced finish.
Mrthekidd (55) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite.
Too big of a beer (hips are way out of balance IMHO) or maybe I am too small of a man?
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miyauchi38 (744) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (141) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive. Long time since Long Trail for me, but a small store with small variety led me to try this one. Great fortune! Whatever variety this new breed of hops is, it’s right up my alley. Pours amber with slight orange tint, and lacy white top. Aromas are pungent fruit with slight citrus. Flavor is more of the same with some malt breadiness. Finish is crisp and clean. I’ll have another.