jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Copper with fair, creamy beige head / Mild, earthy nose of dark caramel, light brown sugar, and citrus / Medium body, sweet and somewhat chewy, alcohol well masked, with good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, pine, toast, grapefruit, and bubblegum / Not noteworthy, and overly sweet or else needs a bigger hop kick, but still a solid ipa.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is amber orange with a tight yellowish white head. The nose is extremely citric. Some biscuity malty undertones. The taste has more resigny hops, still lots of citrus and light biscuity malt undertone. Medium body, well carbonated, a touch oily.
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ The Pony Bar UES. Pours deep amber, almost brown. Big off-white head The nose is assertive pine hops, a bit of dirt and sweet orange peel. The taste is fragrant pine wood, sweet with a big malt body to keep things in check. Resinous and earthy. Medium body, a bit astringent. Very good.
zgaier (1858) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange with an off white head and aroma of pine, citrus, and hops. Taste is bittersweet, with flavors of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and hops with a strong bitter finish. A lot of flavor and taste in this brew, very nice and strong for a single IPA
jjgmd (1925) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange color. Nose is sweet citrus and pine, and very pleasant.
Taste is heavy citrus , hops and quite deliciously bitter. Taste is well balanced with nice sweetness. Finish is bitter and lasting, drinks more like an imperial IPA. Nice IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hearty IPA with a big mouthfeel. Bittersweet, but also savory -- a little wood, a complex of citrus, as well as resin. Indeed, a tall can of this is something good to bring along for a festival or some camping. I’d like to hunt a deer. Skin it, have some meat marinade in it as I wade in the river nearby to bathe myself and wipe away the blood from my gear.
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at The Thirsty Moose. Hts the spot, a good IPA with big hop aroma. Fruity,Juicy flavour. Cloudy orange wih a good mouthfeel.By the end of it, becomes a sipper.
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, nice hops along with some earthyness. Flavour is big and nice floral and fruity hops with some nice malts ablancing it up. Big fruity aftertaste. Kickass IPA!
maekchu (3249) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can. Pine, citrus, and some tropical fruit in the nose. Light amber-brown, big head, and very rowdy carbonation. Tongue-stripping hops in initial; malt peeks out in mid palate; final is more balanced; the hopping sort of washes away in the aftertaste. Medium body. It’s a big one, to be sure. Good.... but I didn’t want more than one, or even all of one, actually.
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. 07-03-12 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is mostly clear golden amber with a cream colored two inch head. The head falls slow with pretty lacing. The aroma is resin, dry floral, onion peel and caramel toast malt. The taste is the hops, bitter, resinous, the onion and dry hay floral. The malt shows for a flash, mostly toasted malt, then dries back out with the bitter hops. The palate is medium bodied, low carbonation, dry finish that shows some alcohol heat. Overall, a tasty beer.