TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can courtesy of an extra via trade on BA. Thanks. Pours a deeper copper brown hue, darker decent hazed middle with gentle orange rusty glow, darker, on the edges and bottom. A cakey looser big bubbly tannish head atop stays as a firm layer, sticks around well and laces nicely. Aromas are a decent dose of citrusy and fruity hops, gumball and grapefruit meet lemon, gentle tropical fruit, faint toast and bready malt. Some florals, soap, and decent hoppy presence surprises me. More grapefruit, orange, citrus oils and decent bitter hop nose grows on me. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a firm bitterness hits the palate. Florals and citrus oils, grapefruit and some resiny dry bitter qualities. A lighter body shows a bit of bread, gentle toasty and oat feel into the middle. A much firmer and present hop profile sustains, keeping bitter and llively well into the backend. Sharper citrus iils, bitterness at the backend hits a touch of body, carmelized and sweeter slant at times. But overall, the hops still set the pace here. A lighter body overall than expected gains some favor back here, some crisp and gentle sweetness mixes into that firmer more complex and fairly fresh hop profile. Finish is pine, florals, nice dryness with that touch of malt slant. Pretty surprising beer. Enjoyed quite a bit, fairly fresh, lighter body, the malt body compliments lightly, letting a more potent hop profile shine through. Good stuff. A surprise.
jsquire (3296) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color out of the can with a sticky beige head. Big hop resin nose. This is a really nice hoppy beer with strong toffee and caramel sweetness and tons of resin and candied grapefruit rind flavors. Nice big beer.
Phatdog1 (167) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint can from trade with TJ. Poured into perfect pint glass. Beautiful deep copper color with a giant fluffy off white head. Pretty clear, just a bit of haze. Aroma of bread and cereal with some hop funk present. Flavor follows nose with lots of malt upfront. Flavor gets a bit dirty and ends with a resin hop bite. Quite bitter, not offensive, but a thick bitter finish.
Dixonian (1540) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap and 16oz can.
Amber color with lots of white head. Big time hop aromas - citrus, pine, resin. Flavor is caramel malt, citrus and pine hops. Crazy bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to crajun for the trade.
The pour is cloudy, deep copper-tinged brown with a generous off-white head.
Spicy piney hop aroma.
The flavor is assertively bitter with a big malt support.
Bitterness goes all the way to the long dry finish.
Red Double IPA.
merc7186 (1645) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Huge Bready Maltiness, Piney, Mild Resin
Appearance: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Off White Head Ring, Great Lacing
Taste: Huge Malty, Piney, Mild Resin
Mouthfeel: Outstanding Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Deep amber, hues of red, moderate foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Strong citrusy nose, whole wheat breadiness, a touch of toffee.   Does have a slight hint of moldy cheese tho.   Reminds me a bit of Deschutes Mirror Mirror, but on a smaller scale.   Strong and somewhat sweet pith and peel on the tongue.   Has a faint Band-Aid flavor as well, that I hope goes away after a few more sips.   Faint earthiness too.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels a bit creamy, which is nice.   Unfortunately the slight Band-Aid persists, but it doesn’t overshadow other parts.   Finishes a little sticky, sweet and strong pith and peel, with whole wheat breadiness and subtle toffee.   Respectable, but the Band-Aid detracts a bit.   Thanks Bill!
kevinator (668) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than expected. Hoppy aroma on the citrus end. Amber color with a white head, pretty clear. Full palate with a dry finish. Hops bitterness was slightly unexpected but welcomed. It needed to blend a little more with the amber-like malts that also needed a little more strength. Pleasing beer and a good first impression of the brewery.
onceblind (3530) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber with a sticky light beige head. Nose is nutty and toffee-filled and a bit resinous...though there’s a lot of nuttiness. The flavor is rich and hoppy and bitter, a bit spicy as if it has rye, and a touch of rustic caramel. Piney and spicy bitter hops.
swanmann (558) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from the tall can: appears clear amber-brown with some red tones, ample sticky tan head. It smells of molasses, pine, orange. Full flavored, imperial, a solid sweet and malty backbone carries citrus rind bitterness. I love the flavor and the fact it’s in a tall can. Even a proud Okie has to give kudos to this Texas brew.