Christpuncher (2599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is piney. Flavor is very bitter, piney and hoppy. Pours cloudy orange with a thin cream head. Overly bitter for a session IPA. Had out of a can at home
kaser (5199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright yellow pour from bottle at home. Malty and earthy. Pretty good for a session. Citrus and mango kick.
chucklemation (1205) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden copper with a white long-lasting head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin. Flavor is pine and citrus. Pretty bitter. Good.
koleminer20 (1857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Captain Joe’s in Whitmore Lake on September 26 with Tara Dye. The pour is a bright golden yellow color with a frothy white head and some decent lacing. It’s foggy. The aroma is different. There is a strange dankness to it that I wasn’t expecting. For the most part, it smells like someone just threw wet whole cones in there, and waited to see what happened. There is a little pine resin, but for the most part it just smells like damp hops. Not great. The flavor is similar, if not a touch worse. There is a wet pine thing happening, and the wet leaf comes back in greater force. Light resin, and just a dominating dankness. The mouth feel is light and watery, hardly carbonated with a lingeringly messy finish. Like I just pulled some hops out of a barrel of water and sucked on them. Not a fan at all.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay, floral hops, & some citrus; Flavor of malt, yeast, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Pretty decent session IPA.
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a hazy gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and skunk. Medium mouth, grass, spruce, wheat, light bitter finish, good.
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy and fruity Hood, light grain character. Flavor similar, mild hops, lingering grainy bitterness.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Bright golden-yellow body with moderate haziness; white, foamy, big-bubbled cap settles quickly to a lazy film. Aroma is, well, heavy Simcoe. Pine needles, brash florals, woodsy & earthy spice, bitter grapefruit rind, a hint of apricot, & mild perfume. Smells bitter. Tastes bitter, too. Surprisingly robust & flavorful for a 4.5% ABV brew, actually. Heavy pine needs, resin, white pepper, spicy & earthy in a staunch bitterness that leads into a strong evergreen & perfumey back-end. Wet, oily, & moderately thin mouth feel. Malt is fully eclipsed by the hop abrasion. Slightly palate fatiguing, which is funny considering the lower ABV, but all-in-all, a nice hop bomb.
alexsdad06 (8248) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from family from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have dank, resiny hops, some grapefruit citrus, grass, toasted malts, caramel, not too bad for a lighter, session ipa, mild to moderate bitterness.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pineapple, mango, grass, pine, hints of biscuit, bread, hints of grass, slight earth. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, earth, some nice mango, pineapple, hints of grain, finishing bitter, dry. Nice.