shoulderbroken (3608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker than expected, copper coloured with golden head. Aroma is resin, pine, grapefruit and caramel sweetness. Taste is good, earthy bitterness, caramel maltiness, bit of citrus and grass at the end and maybe slightly nutty. Bitter finish leaves a pleasant tingle on the tongue. Very nice!
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is a hazy orange amber supporting a healthy steady head leaving collared lace. Smell is sweet with citrus with a piney aroma. Taste is hop forward of the malt having that piney grapefruit with the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Makes for a nice IPA offering.
grubypawel (330) - - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with some of white head. A powerful pine aroma with hints of white fruit. Very dry with a powerful bitter finish.
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good piney IPA, quite enjoyed this. Pours pale amber, good head and lacing. Aroma and taste of pine, hops, citrus.
UXO (1440) - CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with a fat finger of rocky light beige head, good retention and excellent lacing. (5/5) Nose is pithy grapefruit, caramel malt, pine resin, apricot and other fruit, hint of honey. (8/10) Taste is medium sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick and mildly warming finish. (4/5)
An upstart of an IPA with a DIPA attitude. Hops and malt trade places with alternating sips, but itís all citrus and piney bitterness in the finish, with just a mild warming from the moderately beefy ABV. Some might consider it a hop bomb at 85IBU, but for me itís a solid and well-built performer, with emphatic but not overwhelming bitterness. I might be being a little generous here, but not by a lot. (15/20)
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
from a bottle can smell big dull ipa clear over here. a darker ipa fer sure but certainly not black. wew, packs a pine flavored spruce ipa impact fer sure. strong bitter almost astringent after taste following each swig. on style except for that sharp astringent palate on the finish. yes, rudeness borders on double ipa or triple territory with its rude penetrating ipa finish, wew. difficult to absorb.
shrubber85 (10531) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter lime peel/pine flavor. Medium body.
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is straw, corn, bitter citrus, hops and hay. Gentle booze finish. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (5943) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, brown/amber with a short beige head.
Musty orange, caramel scent.
Taste is orange-peel, herbal hops, resin...
Ok, but nothing outstanding....
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with lots of lacing. Floral notes and dank aroma. Taste is fruity and floral, with lots of bitterness afterwards.