ARH (1093) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (757) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full hop, herbal, nature, citrus, refreshing aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing and similar to aroma. quite enjoyable. strong flavor but very well balanced.
Hopper8 (22) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent IPA that you can pretty much get anywhere. Itís citrus and pine notes are pleasant, although it can be a bit bitter at times. I had it paired with fish tacos, which didnít really suit the beer well. I would go with something that doesnít accentuate subtle spices. Overall though, the hoppy aroma, earth yeast, golden pour with a nice frothy head, are good. In the end the flavors are perhaps a tad too uninventive, but I canít find much fault there. Itís a decent IPA, one of the most drinkable, it just isnít great.
SamP01 (650) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2016 A crystal clear dark golden yellow on the pour with a medium white lasting head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, fruity notes and malt. Taste same as aroma pine citrus hops bitterness fruity and a good pale malt flavor. A smooth crisp and fresh palate. Finish has a good pine citrus hops bitterness with a good pale malt sweetness for balance. Overall a very well done balances and flavorful brew.
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow w/fizzy head. Aromas of fruity hops and citrus. Smooth hoppy taste with citrus and pine tail.
zvsn (1427) - ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample, thanks Shmupi. Clear yellow golden color. Aroma of fruity and piney hops. Sweet, fruity, grassy, flavors of peach and mango, strong herbal bitterness. Light-bodied.
N3lson1 (832) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Thank you Danny! Strong aromas of hops. Terrible finish on this beer.
tsd08460 (618) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: citrus, earthy, pine
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
rayaron (1192) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Shmupi. Clear golden with white head. The aroma is piney with notes of citrus and some graininess. Bitterish flavor, piney with notes of citrus, a bit grassy with some graininess. Medium-bodied.
jflopsu (1028) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold with light white head. A balanced aroma of pine, citrus and hops. A very balanced flavor with pine, grapefruit, citrus hops, and some sweet fruits. Aftertaste is also very balanced with light bitter hops but sweet malts.
peponi (1228) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: citrus, pine, grapefruits.
Appearance: clear golden color and white head.
Taste: medium pine bitterness, weak citrus notes, resin, pomelo, sweet grapefruits, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish.
Overall: Really good IPA, very drinkable.