cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sent to me via mystery swap 2.0. Thanks! Pours dark amber in color with a light tan head. Smell is a little bit of a caramel and toffee fragrance, with a hint of a citrus background. Taste is a bit more on the piney, earthy side than the smell leads on. I also notice a hint of a lemon zest flavor coming through in the background. As the commercial description says, this satisfies me, a hop head, but I think it would be a good beer for a newby or wannabe hop head. A decent beer, in a can.
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rizzuto’s in Bethel, CT. Dark gold color with a thin head. Great cling and good head retention. Pine needles and bitter citrus aroma. Flavors are toffee, pine, bitter citrus and stone fruits and biscuit. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, but otherwise clean and crisp. Nicely balanced. This is not an over-the-top hop bomb. Well made and very enjoyable IPA.
17Beer (215) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super floral citrus aromas. Pours golden orange with a fine white head. Big sour lemon well balanced flavors with a crisp finish. Heavy lacing. Very nice.
Docavey (52) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Three Sheets in New Haven. This is their house IPA. It is always on tap. Hoppy but well balanced.
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mansquito (5310) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the source: pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine and resin. Moderate and well balanced bitterness. Nice slightly malty backbone. Nice flavors. Good hops.
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from LKS. Pours light Amber with slightly off white head. Aroma is caramel, tangerine, bread, floral, stale citrus. Flavor is skunky citrus, caramel malts, pine, bready malts. Medium body malty IPA, OK.
koleminer20 (2437) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at NEBCO. The pour is a darker golden color with a thin ring of off white head and a little bit of soapy lace. The aroma is really interesting. There is a bit of hop and a nice maltiness, but I’m definitely not a fan of the malt. Light fruitiness to it. The flavor is a bit more malty. There is a grassy hop that is decent, but the malts I didn’t care for. The mouth feel is th Ike’s and more softly carbonated with a lingeringly sweet tropical fruit and malt aftertaste. It’s pretty itndresting, but I’d expected more from the flagship.
ebone1988 (1368) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at NEBCo with koleminer20. Aroma is floral, sweet tropical fruit, some pine, some malt bitterness. Appearance is golden amber, mostly clear, off white head. Taste is grass, floral, pine, tropical sweetness, malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, pine bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, decent but not nearly their best.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Plan B. Mostly clear light orange pour with a white clingy head. Nice citrus IPA - low malt. Hint of dank. Nice hop bite with a clean finish. Quite solid.
blueshockey24 (435) - Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours hazy orangish with off white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy with Lemon Orange Grapefruit hint. Taste is grapefruit zest piney hops with a grapefruit finish. I really like it.
superspak (4660) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.