gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Updated 10/21/2014. I still love this beer, and I’m no longer on an IPA kick.
6/22/2012: Dark fizzy gold. Thick lacing. Floral and citrus. Quite hoppy. Crusty bread. Great lasting flavor. Piney.
patricks110 (1701) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really solid IPA with a heavy malt on the palate. Pours a dark, sparkly orange with a frothy off white head. The nose is hopped up well with bright floral and citrus hops as well as light pine notes and caramel malts. A bit sweet in the middle with a burst of citrus fruits and pine hop notes that linger through to the finish. A bit of resin and a dry astringent finish that hits well. Overall, a good brew.
BOSSbrewer (1889) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in San Diego. Drank with Bruce out by the pool. Pours a hazy gold with a lingering thin white head. Aroma is tangerine and some pine resin. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
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sudomorph (694) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear orange with a half finger, off whore head. Aroma has nice, slightly sweet/floral, notes of citrus, pine, and resin. Taste td bitter. Starts out with citrus, then moves to pine and resin, and ends with a big, biscuity finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall I like this. Aroma could be a bit more assertive but the bottle could be older. Lots of citrus, pine, and resin with a biscuit finish. Would get again.
MunBro (453) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty run of the mill IPA. Rich orange pour with a nice foam head that left some respectable lacing. Some tart tropical citrus fruit flavours, some nice malts, light bitterness. I would have rated this higher had the IBU or ABV been a touch higher. Overall I really enjoyed this. Their Tricerahops is up next to taste tonight so we’ll see how that stacks up!
MacBoost (1351) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz new distro to NY. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aromas of tropical fruit juice. Flavor is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of tropical citrus, malt in the background kept in check. Good tropical hop expression. Finished bitter and juicy. Fucken A.
navajojoe (25) - - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seems like they were going after exactly what they were inspiring for. Sweet malty beginning and you can get a good taste of that fresh Columbia water in the middle for a little extra refreshment. Then it kicks you in the butt with a floral and citrus twist that lingers in your pallet nicely.
Not much on the carbonation end, which left the aroma almost extinct and it seemed a little cloudy, which is probable another reason for the lack of aroma.
gnomungus (78) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice West coaster. Bitter tangerine and a touch of mango. Malt backbone stands up without getting too sweet.
BrewBoxer (2089) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a tans copper color. No head really. Hoppy rich flavor. Very well balanced but not memorable. Decent
mstrcrwly (317) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip..rusty orange with thin white head..aroma of pine,citrus,resin..kind of flat and not too much flavor..guy at the distributor said it was fresh but tasted kinda skunky..will try a fresher one and re-rate at a later date.
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I went from ridiculous to sublime with this one.
The beer I had prior was a strong-Eurolager rip off that ended up going for a sim in the sink. No such chances here. Appears the archetypal West Coast IPA with a golden amber body and a covering of white foam. Gorgeous fruit-driven hop aromas of golden peaches, apricots and nectarine. There’s some redwood resin there as well, but there’s no doubt who the star of the show is.
Its body is fluffy and sherbet-like with an immediate punch of resinous bitterness. Probably a few degrees below what would keep the hopheads happy, but punchy and up front for those with regular tastebuds. Somewhat oily (which is good) and a lingering fruitfulness with those stonefruits and red apple peels, lemon zest and herbal grasses toward the end.