Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely heavy handed IPA here. Aroma is dank, resin, grass, and pine tar. Taste is an explosion of very resiny flavors. The beer is incredibly sticky with medium sweetness and is difficult to drink quickly. Too much for me.
mjord23 (6) - - APR 14, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Tall boy poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Pours a dark amber, with a 2+ finger off-white, lightly yellow-ish head. Leaves generous lacing throughout drinking. Strong hop aroma, with pine and light citrus notes.
HUGE hop flavor throughout. I love the powerful punch it packs - it really never lets up, which is a great thing for a hophead like me. Drinks nice and smooth, with good, balanced carbonation. Very bitter finish, which is nice.
Overall, a great IPA.
Jabic (302) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Resiny lemon and pine, pungent moss and wood.
Ap: Amber-orange, clear - large white head with very good retention and think chunky lacing.
T: Sticky pine and tangerine, medium-sweet - some onion and herbal notes, and a medium amount of caramel - high and firm bitterness, a touch leafy - long finish of lemon, pine, and woody resin.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: A powerful IPA - deep resin notes, with lots of fruit and pine - pretty solid malt backbone, but the hops still shine.
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavy hops... almost as a double ipa without the lingering bitterness. Dark orange to amber color.
ontbeermaker (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, pours medium amber, with a nice aroma of fruity hops, a little citrus in there and overall this one was quite interesting, nice offering
Jesterdeal (1098) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet pine and citrus peel. Pours close to red with a biege sticky head. Taste is extra citrussy with great dirty malts balancing the mouth. Very big and very good.
Rustyham (1636) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick and syrupy, lots of onion, like a French onion soup out the sweet onion teriyaki syrup at subway.
MmmcKay (1021) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had high expectations for this beer, and I’m glad to report that they were met. A pleasant more floral and hop driven beer than Dales Pale. This beer has a similar malt backbone it feels like, but the hop difference completely changes the beer. Was super glad to have the extra four ounces as well. My only drawback to this beer is that it is a bit expensive. Good stuff.
smith4498 (2641) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear copper-orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Lots of pine flavor with lots of bitterness but not too astringent. Medium body with average carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Craig.
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can into sniffer.
Pours a crystal clear medium brown with a hint of red. Moderate head. Nose is very fruity.
Canned 3/30/12. So it's fairly fresh.
Good hop flavor with a nice balance of bitterness. One of the better more accessible IPAs.
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