podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Zach & Jayís tasting. Pours hazy golden yellow. Aroma and taste is lots of grapefruit, pine resin and hops with some notes of bread and malts. Fairly well balanced and drinkable.
fidelis83 (1833) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy, clear, dirty copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention and leaves great lacing. Aroma of big citrus and pine, raw acidic hop bite, hints of biscuit and caramel, but mostly big citrus hops. The flavor has a bit more malt presence, toast, biscuit, caramel and a bit of barley sweetness up front, then the hops roll in, big citrus and planty pine sprouts, acidic hop twang and some earthy, spicy and herbal notes. Medium body with an acidic feel on the palate and teeth, moderate carbonation. Pretty freaking good overall, definitely a good dose of hops for the money. Drinks like a highly hopped IIPA, but a little lacking in the brighter citrus/fruity hop notes.
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange/slight brownish,creamy thick head,very nice lacing,
Heavy ripe fruit nose,sweet tangerine/melon,buiscuit.vanilla. Hop candy.
Taste is nice,ripe fresh fruity hops,some caramel and buiscuityness.Creamy smooth body,nice finish pretty clean hop bitter.This is what I like an american ipa to be. Very good stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle-fresh in Iowa-tight offwhite head with trailing lace-amber. A-resin/some grapefruit, 2nd med malt. T-resin/some grapefruit hops with some bite, 2nd sweet med malt.
mcox90 (1469) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of jcwattrugger. Pours a bright copper with a one finger off white head. Earthy hop aroma with a lot of malt sweetness. Citrus hop taste with a sweet undercurrant. Nice balance. Moderate to light bodied without a whole lot of carbonation. Easy to drink. Nice.
arminjewell (5722) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma has old caramel, bread, biscuit, some earth. Taste is sweet biscuit, caramel, toffee, touch of earth, finishing fairly sweet, no thanks.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Danís, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is hazy, golden orange in appearance with a small white head. Grapefruit, orange peel, stale bread, caramel, and cereal. Taste is very stale, bready, grapefruit peel, and caramel. This one is a bit too old. Bleh.
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Blake for sharing the bomber! Poured medium amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up dank pine and grapefruit over aspartame-y caramel and bready malts. The flavor found more artificial sweetener-laden malts at the core (caramel and fruity notes), with floral and fruity bitterness around.. finished sweet with nutty notes and residual earthy bitterness. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation on the palate.. not a big IPA, but it was decently-balanced.
MIBRomeo (2494) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangish pour, coppery almost w/ a soapy white head dissapates quickly. Smells of graham crackers and a fake malt w/ grass. Avg Pal. Crackery buttery fake malty taste I didnít enjoy.
The best part of this beer was the TV playing screaming "whatís your degree in F***ing poetry"
herky21 (10) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The nose is grapefruit and citrus. The body is a deep amber, but not too dark like some IPAs can get. The finish, for an IPA, is surprisingly different. It doesnít have that sharp hop finish for a beer with approximately 65 IBUs. Instead it finishes sweet with lots of caramel. It is still a really hopped up beer though, just more balanced than most IPAs are. Thatís why I gave this beer such a high rating. I love hops, but most breweries are making hop bombs that are really unbalanced and I tip my hat to HopBurst for being a big IPA that I would want to drink more than 1 of. Highly recommended: Grabbed it at Hyvee in a 6 pack and I had it on tap at El Bait shop in Des Moines.