ARH (1104) - 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.
MaBeer1972 (1707) - 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 (96) - 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 - Iím assuming that means May/16)
gschrade (1011) - 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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BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle on Sunday 29th May 2016, while on holiday in California. Amber/orange coloured brew, the head a white wispy affair. Nice hop blend, refreshing and bitter: liked it.
coldbrewky (1666) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A new lawnmower and a new lawnmower beer. It fits well in the cup holder. I suppose 70 IBUís aint what it used to be. Yup, solid and chinooky in both nose and body. Cascade tone at finish. The 12 pack was decently priced and lasted longer than I thought it would. Equally good in glass or straight from bottle. With food or alone. None too shabby, but it is in with the crowd now. Glad to see NB in NYState.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle bb 10/7/16 oro carico limpida buona schiuma piuttosto persistente resinoso agrumata non estremamente fragrante piacevole buona beva buonachezza finale amaro
trapped (2072) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Beer Culture. Clear dark orange with foamy beige head, faint citrus peel aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter citrusy taste, smooth body, medium bitter finish, Typical West Coast IPA.
Iphonephan (5822) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Colorado Sports Bar at the Denver airport. Pours a clear copper with an attractive white head. Piney aroma. Flavors of grass and pine resin. Bitter finish.
MarinEvelyn (794) - 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 (26) - 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.