NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright hazy amber with a medium beige head that recedes slowly and leaves a clump of foam in the middle and very little lacing. The aroma is fantastic with tons of juicy citrus and slightly resinous floral hops. Lots of pineapple, oranges and mango with pine as a complement. Biscuity malts are present but the hops are the star. The taste is just as good and starts with a scathingly bitter pithy citrus kick. Really just fills the mouth with oranges, grapefruits and pine. The bready malts are there to support the hops which leaves a big olí bitter finish.
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andyís Tasting, 2/28/15
Aroma: It has an alright aroma of slightly stale hops and a little caramel
Appearance: The pour is orange with a small beige head
Flavor: Flavor-wise, again, a little stale from a hop perspective, with a caramel sweetness
Palate: Decent mouthfeel, not super dry from a finish perspective
Not sure how old this bottle was, but the hops tasted a little stale. Would like to rate this again to see if its the bottle or the beer.
umich03jm (2315) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber-orange pour with a small foamy head that fades to a messy film. Really nice aroma of wet grass, pine, grapefruit, and flowers. Tastes moderately bitter throughout. Lots of pine and wet grass, some citrus mixes in late. Some light cracker malt as well. Medium body. Nice oily mouthfeel. Great IPA.
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6/15. 22oz bottle. Lightly hazed orange pour with a decent khaki head and mild lacing. Pungent hop aroma, lots of citrus and pine. Bitter flavor, citrus, pine, caramel, maybe even some chocolate, lots of lingering bitterness. Not bad.
CelticBrew (897) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from tap a bright hazy amber with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Aroma of a little orange and peach, and a tiny bit of pine, but mostly grapefruit. Flavour of pine resin, grapefruit, earthy and floral hops. The beer left my palate medium bodied and perfect carbonation and a slick, oily mouthfeel that transitions nicely to the dry, bitter finish. Recommend.
Lutz2jm (165) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like the typical ipa smells great like a good ipa and then that's where the taste sets this beer apart from others. Hops hops hops! This sipper will not disappoint!
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Oranges and other citrus fruit bloom through this IPAís dank and bitter resins for a pleasant show of American breweriana.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces around the hazy dull golden.
-Malts are accessory here, which is not surprising.
-The resinous bitterness is lengthy and sticky.
-Hop flavors could be brighter (not more intense though).
On tap at the Olde Hickory Station.
Michbeerlover (145) - - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at City Beverage in Winston Salem. Pours a cloudy orange with a 1 finger bright white head. Leaves lots a lacing on the glass. Aroma of harsh, bitter grapefruit. Taste matches aroma and lingers forever. Numbs the tongue. Very extreme. It's like a super bitter, somewhat thick, hop shake. Loved it......
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this at Olde Hickory Restaurant and tap room. It has a golden color that produces some lacing. It has a powerful aroma of citrus, grapefruit, teeming with hops. It has a taste bursting with citrus, hops, and a good bitter kick to it.
dinkle50 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange pour with a single finger head. Aroma is sweet and full of caramel. Any freshness to this has been long lost. Medium mouth. Kind of a mess. Sweet, but strange bitterness. Grapefruit is still around, but it tastes off. A little lace. Slight alcohol burn. Bottle was a best by June 0f 2014 and Iím consuming this in October 2014. Bad trade.
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral hop and citrus. Medium mouth with nice hop bite, juicy, simcoe, and nice lingering bitter finish. Very nice.