riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Cletus. Nose is nice with citrus, bread, biscuit, floral notes as well. Not overly aromatic, but nice. Pours light golden orange with some chill haze, a whispy head that settles into a fine line, some nice lace as well. Medium citrus and floral notes on top of bread and biscuity malt, leafy, light lemon grassy notes. Nice moderately hoppy finish. Dry, perhaps a little dusty yeast notes as well. Nice drinking IIPA.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange with a disappearing white head. The aroma is piney with some tropical fruit, spicy hops and hints of caramel and toffee malts. Nicely balanced. The flavor is the same with the more maltiness but a nice potent bitter finish with a pine and citrus punch.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a clear gold with a slight amber hue and white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice pine note with some resin and grapefruit and the slightest hint of a hay backbone. Flavor started with grapefruit but quickly became full of pine with a bit of resin coming out in the finish.
ngeunit1 (1547) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a very bright cloudy orange-yellow color with a finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring, lacing nicely around the glass.
S - Aroma is packed with floral and citrus hops. Lots of them. Lots of grapefruit and orange. There is also a touch of malt that breaks through also.
T - Starts off with lots of citrus hops with lots of grapefruit flavor. Also a floral/grassy hop back bone. There is a touch of malt sweetness that gives some depth. Through the middle a really nice bitterness comes through with a lot of piney hops flavor. The finish has some strong bitterness mixed with some grassy flavors and even more of the citrus flavor really blending together nicely and lingering for a while.
M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of assertive carbonation. Really smooth and crisp thorough the middle. And the finish leaves a really strong dry finish which is really nice.
D - Very drinkable. At 8.8% abv, this beer stays super smooth and crisp. The hop profile is really amazing. Lots of complex flavor that mixes together for a really excellently balanced beer.
DavoleBomb (1389) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to stakem for this.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed orange color. About one finger of creamy off-white head with below average retention for the style and a nonuniform ring of lacing.
4.5 S: The aroma on this is simply wonderful. Iíve been trying to be a harsher grader recently, but this still deserves a good score. Very flowery - I can pick out about 3 or 4 different flower aromas, though I canít associate the smell with the actual flower at this time. Also some pine, grapefruit, grass and earthy notes. Fairly clean yeast considering the haze this has going (can conditioned?). Malts are biscuity if anything. Itís hard to tell really since the hops are covering them up for the most part.
3.5 T: The taste, however, is pretty average. Malts are biscuity with a noticeable bready yeastiness. Moderate to moderate-high bitterness. The hops donít have the same pop in terms of flavor as the nose would suggest. Some pine, orange, grapefruit, and earth, but not as vibrant or as assertive as Iíd like.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but not as creamy as Iíd like. Booze is well hidden.
3.5 D: Not bad and definitely something I would drink again, but doesnít quite live up to expectations.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 02-25-2011 06:16:55
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Light color, amber/yellowish with a thin bubbly head, with a good amount of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, and with a touch of lemon zest. The flavor and body was lighter then I was expecting but still very good. Has a good malt backing with the hop presence up front.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden-orange pour. The nose is softly herbal with a light crackery malt base. Assertively hopped with a little bit of medicinal bitterness. Not all that aromatic or hoppy - just an intense earthy bitterness. Meh - it doesnít do it for me.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Big juicy, spice resin, pine, floral and coconut aroma. Vibrant and fresh. It has that wonderful emergent bready, spiced warm grapefruit character. Flavors are rich and dense. Warmingly alcoholic, spicy, fruity, and intensely fresh tasting. Some gin and juniper. It edges a little sweet, but Iím really digging the quality thatís coming out of the can. Iíve really been craving a strong Double IPA, but refuse to buy anything thatís been sitting on the shelf for god knows how long. Fortunately, this just came in and has the protection of the can to keep it kicking. Good move, New England.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by jtclockwork Thanks James-12oz can-pours a foamy white head with hazy/cloudy yellow color. Aroma is pine/citrus-lemon, 2nd light malt/wheat. Taste is lots of pine/citrus-lemon hops bite, 2nd light malt/wheat. Drying.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Cletus. Pours cloudy orange. Nose is very floral - lots of citrus and rind. Taste of citrus, rind and caramel malts. Pine finish.