Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours slightly hazy orange with a thin white head. The nose is light citrus, malt and faint pine. The taste is citrus, bitter resin and a caramel malt background. Medium bodied. Average.
Livendadream (123) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Btl pours murky yellow with a thick head that lingers leaving some spots of lace. Aromas of bread citrus and toffee. Tastes of sweet caramel and bitter hops. Medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel and a tingly mineral finish. Average IPA not too bad!
Pailhead (4932) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy caramel, fruit, and aged citrus hops. It pours a hazy amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, citrus, and fruit. The finish has aged citrus hops and light cardboard. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this has way too much caramel for an IPA, and the hop flavors lead me to believe this is an old can.
cmicelli (3) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a chilled 12oz bottle into a tulip glass, nice head formation that falls within a few minutes leaving a small amount of lacing. Color is dark amber/copper and the head is cream/wheat off-white.
Beer starts with a smooth, sweet (light, not overly sweet) malty profile that’s quickly followed by a strong spicy/bitter dry hop taste and finishes with a weird metallic aftertaste.
This beer really pleases my palate, i love the balance of malts to hops, much more malt than most IPAs while still retaining a nice hoppy kick. I really dislike the strong metallic taste though.
If it was a bit lower in alc (7.2%, which i should mention is very well masked) I would consider this to be a good session beer. It doesn’t leave a heavy feeling in my stomach and the dryness always leaves me wanting another sip. I would buy this beer for myself again, I would recommend this beer to my friends.
zoucrew102 (564) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. A lot more malt than hops in the aroma than I was expecting, as well as some citrus. Pours an opaque golden color with a thin white head and scant lacing. Taste is like the aroma with a lot of malt up front with some citrus. The finish had the dry hoppy bite of an IPA though. Not a bad beer, but didn't seem to have the right balance for me.
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joeworrall (83) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can, it has a stone fruit aroma, but there’s some pine in the flavor. Not bad for a small brewery in the middle of the desert!
tkrjukoff (4091) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 1 oz. Pours clear copper amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is malty caramel almost too swet hoppy citric piny fruity. Flavor is like aroma; nicely sweet malty with a good bitter bite, lots of piny and grapefruit character, longlived finish.
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to a friend. Crisp gold/cream head. Nose is malts, light hop, sweet, and bitter. Easy palate, malty, bitter hops, faint citrus.
jkwood04 (4044) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, pale and cereal malts, plus some weird notes. Flavor the same with very little hops. Average texture. I hope this bottle might be bad or old or something, because it’s not the best beer.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 12oz can. Rating #37. Fizzy copper pour with lots of bubbles and a big off-white head. Nice citrus nose with a decent malt backbone as well. Malty with a citrus bite in the finish. (2832)
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, extra from trade with my friend Randy in Arizona. Pour is a foamy mess. Light orange color with a huge foamy head that fades slowly. Somewhat faint aroma, oranges and flowers mostly. Taste is ok, light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Mostly floral in taste but the malt is noticeable too. The problem with this beer is the overcarbonation. Every sip foams up in my mouth. The finish is pretty dry too. Not a fan of this.