Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with notes of candy/sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Pretty plain/simple/clunky...aromatically mild/faint with a sugary candy / gummy bear character. Overly syrupy-goopy sweet in the mouth, drinks more like a DIPA. A little below average.
mysticbrew (49) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a white head and lasting lacings. Light aroma with traces of hops and citrus. A very crisp body and bite. Dominant grapefruit notes and a light pale malt crispness. Refreshing.
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penstemon (180) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden-orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, pear, slight floral, and grain. Taste is sweet maltiness, a bit of grapefruit, citrus bitterness, a bit of floral. A lot of the fruitiness is gone as compared to the aroma. Med-high lingering bitterness, really nice smoothness of palate/carbonation.
NikkTwist (1812) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear fizzy light brown amber pour with a good amount of off-white foam. Lots of lace. Strong mix of American hops. Some mild candied malts. Not really impressed.
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, spicy hops and toasty, caramel malt aroma. Apple, orange peel hop flavor. Also some spiciness -- peppery in the aftertaste. Sweet malt. Bitter aftertaste.
drjay44 (2804) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, slowly diminishing, ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 9) body......nose is light pine, hints of citrus peel, light cereal malts, balance to the hops......taste is slightly floral sweet to start, becoming bitter, with heavy pine, resin, grapefruit peel dominating, balance to the hops, no esters.....mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, moderate astringency, lively carbonation with creaminess. This is an old style American IPA. It is heavily American hop dominated, with a malt backbone that barely balances the hop bitterness. It is today, rather trite. It is a nice beer, but there are a myriad of similar ones out there, and many better. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Doofgoblin (377) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís good just not great. I would have liked a little more aroma in the nose. Taste is grassy, resin, and pine with some faint malt that is hidden by a bright bitterness. Itís pretty bitter for a single, but I just wanted more flavor from the hops...
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild peachy and slight citrusy. Smooth fruity, peachy. Crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity and smooth peachy finish, mild citrusy too. Ends bitter and crisp hoppy.
probstblueribbon (3159) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a fair off-white head.
Aroma: Quite sweet, floral/perfumed/dusty, caramel malt, a little citrus/pine, slightly boozy.
Palate: Medium+ body, medium-ish carbonation, a bit slick/syrupy.
Flav.: Sweet, perfumed, a little tropical fruit, citrus, floral, melanoidin maltiness, a bit of pine/resin; sweet with good bitterness and a dusty, floral, citrus peel finish, bitterness lingers.
Doesnít dominate the category, IMO.
thb (735) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear copper with an inch of rocky head. Aroma is really fruity, lots of citrus and flowers. Taste is quite lovely, cereal malt backing, lots of hop aroma. Finish is aromatic. Very drinkable. Nice, nice.