Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, citrus, & tropical fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, mango/pineapple, pine hops, citrus, and some spice; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Quite decent.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Santa Fe taproom. Hazy golden body. Fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, citrus and grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Long bitter finish. Medium to full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Too bad the bitterness masks whatever else might be in this beer. So not near as flavorful as DIPAs like Dreadnaught. Actually liked Marbleís IPA better.
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-gold in color with a white head. Strong pine-hop aroma which translates through to the taste.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to gabrielm. poured light gold with a white head and ample lacing of the glass. aroma was pine, citrus, cream, and caramel. flavor was pine resin and alcohol. body was light, fizzy, and dry.
Slipstream (2348) - USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Saboroso. A very impressive, fresh tasting IPA. Lots of green hops, clean and slightly vegetal, some malty sweetness.
OldMrCrow (2305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte in Santa Fe.
I like the happy discoveries one makes when sampling new beers from new regions. Somehow the fun is enough in the exploration that a 90-th percentile gem makes up for slogging through a half-dozen beers in the lower half of the distribution.
This is the gem that has made worthwhile my otherwise disappointing exploratory efforts this week in Santa Fe. Itís not a world beater --- the Sculpin and the BigEye PA that I had last week in Santa Barbara are better --- but itís darn good and markedly better than the average new experiment on the Seattle grocery shelves. So Iím delighted, here in my hotel room, to marvel at the over-the-top (in a good way) candied grapefruit aroma of this beer. Iím enjoying the juicy tropical flavors, the well-rounded bitter finish, the laid back malts, the thinner-than-8% mouthfeel, and doggone it, the 22 oz are gone long before Iím ready to say farewell.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Coral Bay in Greeley. Pours a yellowish orange with a spongey white head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma has caramel and pine. And caramel. And pine. And caramel. Very sweet smelling - to the point of feeling my teeth rot. Taste is of sweet caramel, spicy pine and bittersweet orange with a lot of resin. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes somewhat dry and to the sweet side of bittersweet. Some alcohol. A thick caramelly resinous brew. No clue on the bottle date.
That1Guy (2181) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a bright orange with a frothy, sticky head. Definitely an accurate deScription on the label. This brew is quite juicy. Nice citrus aroma and flavor, balanced with a sweetness in the finish. A touch oxidized, but still solid.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Might be an old bottle, very pine forward and had a very similar taste that was rather rough.
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40į. Color is a bright gold with a slight haze, good carbonation and a big rocky head. Aroma is a big citrus scent that seems to have a fruity sweetness. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is heavy citrus and pinesap with a sharp bitterness that lingers in the after taste. Overall its just too much citrus and nothing else.