thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is moderately earthy, with companion citrus . Appears crystal clear light brown gold, with a white ring. Taste is bitter citrus with some spruce. Alcohol is well hidden goes down easy.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, piney hops define this flavorful, reasonably bitter IPA. Somewhat sticky, resinous mouthfeel, long dry finish. Pine aroma. Enjoyable.
spencerchris (2) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light golden color with a delicious dry after taste. Nearly a perfect blend of hops and bitter happiness.
hopmelt (197) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours absolutely clear, light golden, half finger thick creamy head. Aroma dank pine, tropical, hops, slight fruitiness, slightly bready. Taste smooth, slight bitter, pine, tropical, earthy hops, perfect malt presence to balance it out. Mouthfeel and carbonation medium, dry finish, no alcohol detected. Overall excellent beer, completely balanced in all aspects, not the best out there, but very tasty and drinkable Imperial ipa.
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This stuff is OK. It kind of splits the difference between IIPA and barleywine, which is to say itís a IIPA w/o truly brilliant hop character thatís a little bit too sweet. It pours a nice, clear orange color w/ a long-lasting but thin head of medium bubbles. The nose is just generally hoppy and I am not really picking out many flavors in particular, perhaps a bit of tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is mostly dominated by an earthy hop chararcter and, as I mentioned, itís a touch on the sweet and sticky side but a nice cushion of carbonation does help to cut this somewhat. This doesnít really taste bad at all but this is getting to be a style that drives me nuts. This beer is not particular hoppier than any given IPA or APA and it doesnít have any more flavor either. Why not just brew a regular IPA w/ the same amount of aroma hops?
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick dissipating, white frothy head atop a clear light amber body. Nose purely of pine cones, some spruce tip through the finish. Very sweet, over the top PNW hops. Nice bitterness and piney finish.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. clear orange with stable white head. flavors of citrus and pine. superb palate with a clean bitter finish. hints of spice like licorice or anise. no tannic notes or astringency. smooth and palatable especially for 8.5%. piney aroma.
stk16189 (12) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unlike most IPAs, this beer finished with a crisp summer like finish. Also, the hop Combination was spot on yielding the perfect bitterness. I highly recommend.
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bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Clear yellow gold color with two finger off white head. Nose has a ton of lemon, straw, grass. Very smooth body, slighty sweet all the way through, almost no bitternes. A touch of dryness in the finish which makes it a very clean beer,crazy easy to drink. Some caramel flavors, sweet grassy notes.
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are a combination of orange, nectarine, white grapefruit, and pale malt. More citrus and stone fruit in the mouth, backed by some juniper and cedar bough notes, along with some pale malt sweetness. Moderately bitter on the finish, and medium bodied. Could have been a bit dryer, but headed in the right direction.