beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 IPA glass. Pours a cloudy bronze with a thick foamy white head. Really tasty smelling, hints of hops and sticky pine. Good but not great tasting, the initial taste is a bit watered down and the flavor hits towards the end.
bluemooner (614) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and pine notes. Flavor is also very hoppy with citrus, pine, earthy notes and some spices. Medium body with medium carbonation. A very bitter, tasty brew.
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mostly clear / slightly hazy amber pour. Nice fluffy white head that dissipates rather quickly. Pine resin nose with a touch of citrus. Taste is pine, citrus, and some earthy elements. Quite hoppy - and I’d say a touch unbalanced.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draft 7/30/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate citrus aroma with light acetaldahyde. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this was a pretty good IPA, although i’m not really sure if it is truly a micro or not. Has a nice hop aroma as well as taste and a good bitter finish.
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Nashville beer fest. I think this is my first NE beer, Woo! Sweet orange flavor and a little pine bitter finish. Beautiful orange color and frothy white head. Pine and citrus aroma. Pretty tasty.
badgerben (4405) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a large head that falls rather quickly. Initially a strong citrus hop aroma, but now way more dank than anything. Strong bitterness. Plenty of resin/pine/dank. Light caramel and biscuit notes, but not enough to distract from the hop centerpiece. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty tasty!
theisti (3243) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 twist off bottle, purchased somewhere in Lake Okoboji, Iowa, enjoyed on the boat. Pour is a darker copper, mostly clear with a one inch light tan head. Aroma is resin, caramel malt and a pleasant earthiness. Taste is nice bitter, resin, touch of dank hops along with a significant caramel malt backbone. Clean. The palate is medium bodied, dry resinous finish. Nice one.
edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I strongly suspected this beer was snazzy marketing from a shifty deep pockets startup or a macro brewer in disguise--which it may be.
This beer is a wonderful rich mouthfeel and equally balanced hop attack of a mild astringent, citrus, and light fruit. The hops are strong and balanced. It is very good, a well done beer with a nice deep color.
I strongly suggest picking up a sixer. BUT, don’t confuse the IPA and the Lager (green vs. orange pkg.) The lager is almost undrinkable. Just awful.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear orange color with a white foamy nose and great looking lacing. Big and hoppy nose provides tropical fruit, heavy pine and some orange zest notes. The taste is similar, with a dry and astringent hop profile becoming dominant. Palate is chalky and the carbonation levels seem a tad low. The bitterness is more subdued in the taste. Dry finish. A nicely done IPA.