mar (5258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a friend. Gold pour with a thin white head. Nose is resin, dank, sticky, wet, citrus, and florals. Great on the palate, oily hops, sticky, chewy, and a smooth finish.
bradleysaurus (51) - - JUL 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Love it, friend told me it was awesome and he does not lie.... Yummy in my tummy
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Acquired in a trade and enjoyed in a Portsmouth Snifter.
A - A vigorous pour yielded 2 fingers of totally white head with tight creamy bubbles. Appearance is light golden brown.
S - Very tropical scent on the nose. Big pineapple scent. Kiwis and Mangos. Iím also getting some hint of pine resin but not much. Very sweet as well.
T - Wow. Okay, first of all, the 9.3% ABV is very well hidden. Sweet followed by piney hop resin and followed by a tropical medley of flavor. Mangos and pineapple with tangerine zest. Sort of peppery spices finish.
M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body. Bitter tropical finish
O - What a nice beer! Could drink a lot more of this.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is delicious. Buying beer out at a bar, which I do too often, continuously reminds me that although my strangely functioning human brain considers a thirteen dollar pitcher a good deal, I should be shelling out ten bucks for a four pack of something like this brew. The aroma is intense, which is a quality I prefer in IPAs. It smells like a Wisconsin pine forrest. Awesome. The beer looks like a good beer should, which is one of these rating qualities Iíve never really understood. Fine. Tastes delicious. Well balanced between the hops and the malts, which is my own personal number one requirement for a decent ipa. Also high alcohol but I canít taste it. Wonderful. Palate is slightly intense on the carbonation front, but that is a personal quibble that I can let go of I this case. YUM.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange-gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is strong, floral and tropical with plenty of flowers, mango, orange, slight peach, and planty-pine. Flavor begins with caramel malt and sweet fruity hops with a subtle earth and bitterness coming through. Finishes mildly bitter with grapefruit, toast, biscuits, pine and mango. Medium-heavy bodied, lovely soft mouthfeel. Very good, gentle, and yet still strong.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich blonde with a short-lived white head. Aroma is raw hops, grassy pine and grapefruit, absolutely mouthwatering. Flavor is very intense - thick sweet malt body with a lovely lemon and pith accent, which builds into a hop-tastic crescendo as it sounds out. Subtle alcohol present, with an enduring warmth and prickly bitterness. Wonderful.
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at OíNiellís. Very cloudy dark yellow with small white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is hoppy and mostly citrusy. Dank. Moderately bitter with a smooth long finish. Medium bodied with slick texture. Very nicely done and quite enjoyable.
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a hint of rubber as well as some tropical fruit, bread and extremely resinous pine. The flavor is very dank and resinous, with some bread and a little bit of grass. The beer is very dry overall. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy, greenish orange with some frothy, creamy white head. Smells a little like the dentistís office, a little plasticky, that medicinal, sterile smell, soapy, mint. Flavor is sweet, orange, soap, toothpaste, minty, some hop bitterness, not overly sweet or bitter. Full bodied, sweet, minty finish. Not my favorite.
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, malt. Flavour is sweet, peaches, malt, hop, citrus, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit. Nice/OK beer.