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 ol’ bitter finish.
M4grem (16) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pucker up butter cup!! Ya better like it bitter. Zero balance, but I think that's the idea.
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bytemesis (6296) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear golden orange, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is light, pine, lemon, melon, perfume, orange zest, caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh. Lingering bitterness. Pithy. Medium light body.
woodychevy (822) - - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack left in my fridge. Nice touch. This beer is well done, but just too much for me. More is not always better. Beautiful cloudy orange pour, tight white head. Great legs. Mouthfeel really slick/ oily/ resin. Tons of hops- sort of too bitter and too sweet all at once. Citrus, pine and caramel dominate. 108IBU’s is just not necessary. Do like the Centennial and Simcoe notes though. Nice dry finish. Too much of a good thing happening here.
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is clear, golden copper in color, with a white head. The smell is hops, fruit, pine, resiney, dank. The taste is good, hops, piney, alcohol, bitter, but good.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of pine, dank, bitter herbs, and grass. Taste is of pine, grass, bitter pill, bitter herbs, and grass.
TylerGreenDC (743) - - APR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. My first one in five yeats holds up very well to my memory. Huge pine resin and tangerine aroma. Flavors of sweet-then-tart tangerine candy, orange and caramel. Big bitterness, big sweetness, wonderfully sticky. World class.
OrthoDoc (131) - South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 week old IPA : Aroma is very much like Stone Enjoy By with big tropical juicy hops. Taste is similar and very pleasant until the very aggressive bitterness hits you in the face. The bitterness lingers and really overwhelms the excellent hop characters. If the bitterness was less I would give the a much higher score. Worth another try but watch out for the bite!
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thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is decently hopped with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is a minor hop with a large and heavy malt presence. It’s not as sweet as I thought it was going to be but also not as hoppy as I thought it was going to be. Finish is again more earthy malt with a minor hop in the back round. One of these IPA’s that is way too malty for my liking.
BigBob63 (12) - - FEB 18, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loads of citrus and a bit of sweetness on the nose. The taste is tropical fruit and caramel. Nicely balanced.
Zeswaft (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malt heavy IPA. Pine and grass hopiness. A bit too malty. Not too bad.