vyvvy (5610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a bunch to Terminus for picking this one up for me. Pours clear copper / orange with a rocky beige head. The aroma has sweet toasty malt, earth, spice hops and a bit of cleaner. This is overall pretty malt forward for an IIPA. Medium / full body that’s a bit slick and rich with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with the sweet malt from the aroma along with spicy / piny hops along with some mint. The finish has more abv presence than most 8% beers and has a dirty and earthy flavor that sticks with me. Decent, but not up to expectations.
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like it. Vibrant burst of resiny spicy and fruity hops in the nose, flavor is spicy hops, grapefruit rind, malt doesn’t get in the way, bitter but semi-balanced finish. Large foaming tan head over a dark red-copper colored beer.
EvanFriend (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Brooklyn Beerfest and brought a bunch of cans home. Very good, citrus, pine, and something sweet, maybe fruit of some sort. This isn’t just Dale’s Pale Ale with some extra hops thrown in, it’s a good beer in its own right.
Cybercat (5045) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm underpinning of sour citrus, equal parts grapefruit and orange. It pours a clear coppery amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent ivory head. Flavor is not just hoppy, but downright evergreen with a grapefruit undertone, rather bitter but not fiercely so. Texture has firm body and a good amount of fizz. Pack this one in!
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a clear dark golden with a sticky white head and nice lacing, the aroma has a good amount of grapefruit and tropical fruit, the flavor has a nice hop front with a smooth finish and some citrus as well, nice mouthfeel, a little too dank for my liking but I wouldn’t turn down another if it was given to me.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish with big white head...strong aroma of pine...taste is very hoppy .in a good way... pine ..lots of pine .. would do again
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very nice with tones of hops with citrus and pine. The malt is present in a major way. The appearance is amber gold with a medium head. The taste is bitter. The palate is thin. Overall it’s interesting but not great.
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent aroma with strong fruity aroma and a nice hop punch. The palate is smooth but has a very astringent that is too strong. Very strong flaws but great beer.
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Orange. Grapefruit. Clean brownish orange color, good head ok lace. Bittersweet flavor. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. Good ipa,got sweeter as it warmed.
brucebruce81 (378) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had the hint of grapefruit but the hops were noticeable and not to strong to overpower the beer