CampesinoTino (714) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Appearance is a hazy golden orange color with a substantial layer of off-white foam. Aroma is a potent blend of pine resin, ruby red grapefruit and vegetal hops notes. The flavor opens up with a strong emphasis on resiny hops bitterness, citrus rind, tropical fruit and mint. The body is slightly thick with significant carbonation and lots of aggressively bitter citrus peel and hops oil flavors in the finish. Different but equally enjoyable as Ruud Awakening.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hazy amber with a white head. Nose is pine. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This IPA pours a brilliant bright orange that the photo does not do justice to. Then there is a big aroma of fruit punch and grape with a little bit of spice in there as well. Just delightful smelling. One of those beers that you could twirl under your nose for minutes without drinking. The taste packs a punch. Lots of grape notes. The bitterness lingers and is even a little dry at the back.
Doghair (217) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Nice piney citrus aroma. And asphalt? Smooth malt and citrus taste. A little rubber. Slightly sweet & caramely. Bitter finish.
**I think my bottle may have been bad.
drfabulous (3565) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Nice hoppy nose followed by a solid balanced hop, malt build. Some citrus and sweetness in taste. Solid.
pdx77 (930) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Golden honey color. Aroma is resinous pine hops and a touch of tart citrus. Taste is sticky bitter and sweet caramel citrus with pine notes. Finishes with a bitterness that comes with a hint of sweet.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep orange, thick with haze, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Big citrusy aroma, hoppy, slight pine and resin, and as Sloth mentioned, a touch of burnt rubber.   Not strong, but enough to say "who farted?".   Moderate hoppiness on the tongue, a little dank and sweaty, with a touch of that aformentioned rubber aspect.   Stale grapefruit like hoppiness towards the backside.   Seems fairly fresh wiithout being too bright or brash.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering grapefruit, pith, and resin notes.   Decent example, fresh, but a little farty.
cmonster (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy gold with a short head. Decent retention and lace. Bright, green floral nose. Some pine and citrus as well. Medium bitter flavor. This one oozes with hop oils. Light-medium body, light oily texture, and a long, oily, bitter, grapefruity, dry finish. Excellent fresh hop IPA.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized white head with very good retention and a sticky lace. Lightly hazy copper/orange hued brew.Nose is pungent with pine, resin and big citrus notes, lil burnt rubber (there you go!) danky hops and mild hints of caramel malts as it warms. Body is medium but with a larger chewyness, oily and resiny, soft carbonation.Big, juicy hop bomb, pine, grapefruit, copper and resiny leafy notes. Juicy, fruity, biting finish that lingers long time good. Were damn near in DIPA land here my friends! Many thanks to 5000 for the bomber. Thanks Andre!
after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a loose white head. Light drippy lace. Big fresh piney nose. Creamy medium body with light carb. Pine, caramel, and oranges on the mid palate with a nice creamy tropical fruit finish. Kinda cool the sweet fruits don’t show up til the end. Good beer.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle: One of the best fresh hop ales I’ve had this year, possibly the best (though I’d have to taste Fremont’s again). Has a lively carbonation and a crisp texture. Loaded with citrus from start to finish ... orange, lemon, passion fruit, rind, etc. Bold grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Juicy and hopalicious.