phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a semi-cloudy orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma has grassy, floral hops, pale and sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, and pine. Flavor of pine resin, caramel malts, brown sugar, tropical fruits, and citrus. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good IPA but not quite up to expectations.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden copper color with bright orange edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, grassy aroma that’s countered by sweetness from citrus/tropical fruit and caramel malt. Resinous with some grassy pine along with grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Malt is more prominent than expected but adds sweet hints of caramel and toffee.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a complex hop character balanced by malt sweetness. Blast of earthy hops up front that provide a nice dry bitterness that is quickly checked by citrus and tropical fruit sweetness. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and mango with caramel malt, toffee and subtle nutiness adding sweetness for balance. Subtle biscuit/graham cracker presence with a dry finish. Well balanced and easy drinking but the hops still dominate.
Chuckaduck (670) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a clear green-orange with a very thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is pine, fruit, citrus, a certain sweetness, pineapple, grass. Smells really great. Flavor is remarkably smooth; pine, fruit, floral, mildly bitter with a sharp bitterness in the back. Really smooth though; crazy smooth. Light lacing. Super smooth, clean mouth feel. Slick; not chewy at all. Nice.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dense yellow head over hazed orange beer. Very floral, citrussy nose with rosewater, passion fruit; Sweeter flavour with rosewater and a metallic-bitter lining (suggestion?). Finish is bitter, harsh-y, but dry. Slidk, hopoily. Aftertaste is like certain cutting flowers (daisies...). Not quite balanced enough, starting sweet, finishing harsh.
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can from Spec's in Houston, TX canned 3/20/12 purchased 7/28/12. Aroma is grass/ citrus but a bit dank. Nice red color with small creamy colored head. Fairly bitter and maybe a bit sweeter than I'd like, but good, strong, citrusy hoppiness. Pretty darn good!
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ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 16 oz can from State Line, 7/26/12
Aroma: This one’s aroma is sweet citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, and a little bit of caramel.
Appearance: A slightly unclear reddish-orange pour with a creamy off-white head and some decent lace.
Flavor: This beer has a very nice, big juicy hop flavor. There is some pretty good medium-plus sweetness and some medium-heavy bitterness as well that come mostly from the big citrus and resiny hop flavors.
Palate: It has a medium-full body, a smooth, creamy, and sticky feel, and a somewhat dry, lengthy finish
I was pretty impressed by this one. This was a well-made IPA that really hits the mark with that big juicy hop flavor profile. I would definitely call this one a winner. No offense to PBR, but this is probably the best tall boy I’ve ever had! This is one hell of a beer!
CamdenD (1105) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very strong IPA. Sweeter than most, essentially this is an IIPA. Beautiful orange color when poured from the can. Not necessarily worth the price, still good and aggressive.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden haze with a large white head. Aroma and flavor are both very citrusy. Malt profile balances out hops nicely. Great mouthfeel mixed with everything else make this a great IPA.
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rojwilco (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Grass, basement aromas, herbs, resin, woody, woody - very dank’ hits you in your skull behind your nose
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can into imperial pint glass
A Burnt straw with 1 finger off white head
S Very floral hops, not much else
T Fruity and citrus hops, very sweet, too sweet for my taste, not balanced well by the bitterness.
M Very thick, very little carb
O I love me a sweet DIPA, but this is overboard, the sweetness is almost sugary, not much malt flavor, not good bitterness to balance things out
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 04-20-2012 02:59:46