ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 22 oz bottle poured into a Stone IPA specialty glass. The citrus and pine that?s advertised makes its presence known in the aroma immediately. The citrus part seems, to me, to be a combination of grapefruit and tangerine. There?s also some floral notes, spruce notes, and a light biscuit smell. The beer is a remarkably crystal clear (I could see my fingerprint smudges clearly through the liquid), sparkling, gold color (on the yellow side of gold) that has some effervescent bubbles ascending through the drink. This is topped by a huge, rocky yet creamy white head that takes it?s sweet time receding - even then leaving a rather large "floating island" of head - and coats the glass with a cloudy, puffy lacing. The taste is on the bitter side of balanced, but not by much. Medium - high bitter, but not punch you in the face bitter, accompanied by a medium sweetness. It?s an oily textured beer, that goes down smooth with the assistance of a bit above average carbonation level. The medium bodied beer starts with a dry, floral and grassy front, but blends into a sweet citrus by mid sip. The finish is a clean, refreshing, pine and orange citrus with a crisp quality to it as well. The aftertaste has some toasted grain and grass with a light orange flavor. It lingers, but it?s dry and mellow.
bigda83 (787) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bright gold with a thin sudsy white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, biscuit, sweet malts. Flavor follows the nose with some grapefruit, pine, biscuit, malty sweetness. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish.
Ron (3504) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a super clear bright gold with a big woodsy resinous pine nose. The taste is sweet malty piney hops and light grapefruit and other citrus. Med-full bodied with a hearty dose of biscuit and green piney hoppiness.
Dorwart (2507) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent sized frothy white head of varying sized bubbles. Light citrus and vanilla in the aroma with some soft malts and grains. Color is a medium golden orange. Pretty balanced flavor with some malt and a decent hoppt bitterness. Light pine and citrus and a tad of sweetness. No real alcohol presence. Some bascuity malts in there which are very soft on the palate. Takes a bit of the bite out of the bitterness. Finishes with some lemon rind and straw. A pretty good IPA.
Cajun (290) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours copper with white head. Pleasant nose... citrusy, with a floral aroma. Grapefruit and hops resin with a doughy mouth....bitter hops after. Some pine...and a woody finish, too.
rjplumer (971) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp pine aroma. Clear copper and gold body. Bitter start with a resiny pines taste. Hint of caramel malt.
odinstyr (727) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber with small white head. Smells of spruce. Taste is bitter moderately sweet - spruce and orange followed by sweet biscuit and caramel malts.
prawlie (1490) - ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dry, earthy and bitter, a nice light IPA. Easy drinking but it did leave too bitter a taste in the mouth.
MaBeer1972 (1749) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack from Manchester in CT. Pours out a crystal clear golden color with a medium off white head. Aroma and flavor are on the musty-earthy side. Some light honey malts, floral and spice notes. Dry finish.
portwood (123) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell: Tropical fruits w/hints of pine, floral notes. Taste: slightly sharp, light body, oily orange peel zest. Finish: Grapefruit juice but turns very bitter & dry, pine resin becomes dominant.
tasted 03/30/16. May not be a very fresh bottle (enjoy by: 79001 29 May16 1601210611 1005 - I’m assuming that means May/16)
gschrade (1021) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Fast Eddies Bon Aire. Pours gold with a white head. Taste pine, citrus, earthy. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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