baraciisch (2221) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color... Pine hop aroma... Flavor is intensely grapefruit up front with lingering pine hop finish... Nice IPA
cgarvieuk (16655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at gbbf 2012 ... copper ... thin white head ...zezty pine and grapefruit hop ..passion fruit nose ... dry zezty woody malts ... soft toffee little pine ... long soft passion linger
daleharshman (969) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to rate this one since my name is Dale. 16 ounce tall boy can purchased at Bine & Vine ($4.19). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with only one finger of off-white foam. Aroma of rainy pine/spruce forest, soapy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and honey-caramel malts. Flavor of juicy grapefruit, pine needles, sweet sticky citrus, sweet-ish iced black tea, some vegetal hoppy qualities, and smooth caramel. A tinge of alcohol in the finish. Nice balance between the bitter and sweet here. Good stuff. (527, 736)
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz Can. The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while. Reducing finally down to a medium film with a large collar, which did produce some awesome sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, pine and resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a touch of apricot.
The taste was a malty bitter with a light sweet caramel undertone and a mild fruity ester in the beginning, and then became intensely hoppy with a large resin presence and a harsh bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an ungodly long time proceeding the swallow, with the harsh hoppy bitterness fading away slowly.
Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body with a very dry texture and an almost ticklish carbonation.
Overall this is a brew for the true "HOPHEAD”, very lightly sweet and intensely hoppy and bitter...
Thechasm442 (385) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned 8/17/12 to an imperial pint glass. Pours a hazy dark orange with a 2 inch off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, bright citrus, oranges, and caramel. Taste is citrus up front. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, caramel, and a mild breadiness. Medium mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol. Real good.
ccex (1022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can pours a hazy orange with big off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and piney hops, but with a good caramel malt backbone. Taste is sweet at first with a great, clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and body is medium to full. Alcohol is well hidden. Don’t let the can fool you; this is a big hoppy beer which rates right up there with some of the best double IPAs. Not cheap, but well worth it.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Finally got to try one. Pours out an orange color with a white head; smell is full of citrus and graepfruit and oranges. Bold hoppy and aggressive. Pretty good, wish it wasnt $11.99 a 4 pack though.
mjg74 (2695) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall can from BevMo. Highly hopped, slightly sweet sticky nose. Very hoppy. A lot of pine and some grapefruit. Slick mouthfeel. This is pretty potent. I think this is more of a double, but it’s good regardless of style.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge orange citrus taste up front along with a ton of tropical fruit. I’ve had beers with tropical fruit hops before, but this is quite frankly insanely tropical and delicious. Melon and pineapple galore. Good bitterness level helps keep it from being overly sweet.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet honeyed hop aromas of pine, hop bud resin, and florals. On the palate, unique hop flavors immediately come to mind. Strange bitter orange nuances crossed with hay and grass, is best I can imagine. Different. There is a malt backbone, though I think the hops actually dominate. Definitely needs to be served at 55+ to bring out malt balance, or else a strange bitter nuance is kinda a turn off to me on the mid-palate. Bitter hop dominated finish of resinous buds and grapefruit.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...