HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite styles right now. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich hazy orange with a small ring around the lip of the glass. Aroma of dank, pine, and tropical fruit hops. Flavor is strong, sharp, delicious bitter hop notes. Pine, mango, tangerine and orange peel. Delicious. Light bodied, nice effervescent carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a perfectly executed session IPA.
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-orange, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Grassy, piney, citric simcoe profile with a noticeable, but light, pale malt presence. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, moderate bitterness.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity of hop notes with a solid malt balance; with very good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, grapefruit, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Moderate floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, citrus, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; with plenty of flavor for 4.5% and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic session IPA! All around great flavor balance and robustness at 4.5%; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. An incredibly delicious offering that may become a regular buy for me.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks so much, Sean! Juicy-juice pine hop aroma. Creamy and orange-like. Dry, clean presentation up front, with a slight bubblegum and plastic American hop overdose. The backend is much more satisfactory with a quenching bitter edge that’s reminiscent of pine sap and wet forests. The overall dryness and general hop bristling intensity are certainly appreciated. Very decent for a Session IPA and certainly one of the more hop intense of the Session IPAs I’ve had.
tectactoe (3099) - 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.
umich03jm (2708) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a small fizzy head that quickly fades. Aromas are pine, lemons, light honey and a light musty herbal funk. Taste is very piney, citrusy and herbal. Very little malt taste but it’s a session IPA. Light sweetness, light bitterness. The hops are fresh and very nice. Thin body, fairly dry finish. Overall, very solid session IPA. Fresh hops and goes down easy. A small step below Founders All Day.
BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow from a bottle I picked up in Ann Arbor. Aroma is grapefruit and honey. Some earthy grassy notes as well. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blowofftube. pours a fairly clear light orange color with minimal head. nose is slightly catty. not much malt or yeast by product in the whiffer. taste is kinda flat with a general bitterness and grassiness. not much of the piney citrus I was expecting but not a bad beer.
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Odd Side. This beer was really pale and clear with quite a bit of white foam on the sample. Aromas were lovely Simcoe... Resin and pine... Flavor was very robust and clean for a small beer. Nice! Can’t wait to see this in bottles.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden body with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Hint of biscuit and caramel. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Hop taste of grapefruit and citrus with some grass. Aroma was bold enough, but the thinner body (not surprising in a session ipa) was a bit of a weak backbone for the hop flavors.