Leighton (12249) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can drank at the cabin in NH, by myself. Pours deep, ruby-gold with a large, off-white froth. The nose has some fresh citrus, grapefruit, orange, dry bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with toasty pale bread, a smokey off-note, dryish citrus rind, dried orange. Medium bodied with average, lively carbonation. Lightly drying to finish with more mineral smokiness, pine, dry brown bread, dry grapefruit, earth, dirty hay. Good start, mediocre finish. So so overall.
thornecb (4595) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Tan head with good retenion recedes to coat surface. Sweet citrus and resin aromas. Dark caramel and tropical fruit upfront turning to deep dank resin in the lasting finish.
drfabulous (4275) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to Brian. Slightly malty IPA with a nice hop presence and a bit of citrus in taste and finish. Nice.
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Sunset grill. Looks like muddy river water with a thick layer of foam that laces all the way down. I have to use the cliche it tastes and smells very "green". Lots of leafy "green" hops. Floral, grapefruit and a touch of pine can be found here. Lingering bitter finish hangs with you for a nice duration. Resin shows up a ton as it warms. Texture is oily. I could drink a few of these if I was in the right mood. It’s an IPA that should be received well. Pretty darn good!
jsquire (3579) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color out of the can with a sticky foamy yellowish beige head. Aromatic earthy hops with some grapefruit notes. Rich, smooth caramel sweetness and coarse bread with tons of grapefruit rind, orange marmalade, and earthy hops. Nice, full flavored IPA.
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Pine and citrus aromas with light malt. Similar flavors with a dry finish and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Brian.
sloth (2554) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small, off white head with fair retention and a decent lace, stringy and spotty.Murky, orange color. Nose is malts up front, lightly sweet with faint citrus and earthy notes. Body is almost medium, soft carbonation, some astringency. Overly sweet caramel malts with some stale citrusy hop notes, some vegetable matter also, minerally too. Sorta sweet finish, bit astringent and a tad juicy. 12oz can from WillRunForBeer. Thanks mank!
johnnnniee (2517) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a huge beige head that takes forever to recede. Huge hop aroma invades my nostrils as soon as I crack the tab on this bad boy. Grapefruit pith, pine resin, bits of garlic and green onions make up the nose. There might be some malt deep underneath, I can’t find it but I don’t really miss it. I do find a hint of bread and caramel in the flavor but like the nose the hops rule here as well. Bitter citrus with pine tar and resin. along with strands of green onion make up most of the flavor. Lingering hop bite festers on the palette long after each sip. Firm hop bitterness helps this beer live up to its motto of a beer that bites you back. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a lightly bubbly deeply resinous mouthfeel. Damn I wasn’t expecting that at all from an upstart in Massachusetts! Great IPA that is going to end up in every box I send out in trades.
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can courtesy of my brother. Thanks Mark. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, bitter hops and tropical fruit. Taste of grassy notes, tangy citrus, bitter hops and grapefruit.
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to WillRunForBeer!! Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus zest, piney hops, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Taste of caramel malt, grapfruit, and bitter sticky pine.