mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright, big, bodacious and beautiful. Grapefruit, pine and flowers in your face! Um, I mean aroma. Crunchy carmel malt flavors quickly followed by a bracing bitterness. And then some more bitterness and hop flavors with lightly toasted carmel in the finish. Long, luxurious and lasting. This IPA is more beer than many DIPA’s I’ve had. Had to downgrade it a little for the hint of onion/grassy hops.
scooterbub (673) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce can. Pours a nice amber with a three inch cream colored head that lasts. Taste is of caramel, malt, fruit, hops, pine, resin and wood. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a lingering dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable, but doesn’t remind me of an IPA.
BenH (1376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from brewdog. Amber with white head. Aroma of resinous pine and grapefruit. Taste has lots of resinous pine with some grapefruit also and orange marmalade. Full bodied, a little sweet and a lightly bitter finish. Another winner.
Daytonbeer (398) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish orange with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of pine cones and malty Carmel. Taste of pine hops, lemon, bitters, and a malty backbone. Finishes dry. Very nice.
RichTheVillan (962) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at BrewDog Birmingham; clear copper pour with thin off white head, big pine hop aroma, piney hop taste grapefruit some caramel sweetness. Decent.
keith0718 (287) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. Significant pine cone hops. Substantial malt backbone. I would think this would be a double or imperial IPA.
Forpetes8 (1) - Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 I was happily surprised to find this beer on tap at an eastern PA establishment . I have visited the taproom in Lyons CO on numerous occasions . The 12 oz pour tasted as fresh in PA as in CO . A fantastic Hop satisfaction was had . Delicious .
Thank you Oskar for the expansion to Brevard , N Carolina .
Sip and Savor.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good gravy, this is a nice hop forward beer. Aroma is grapefruit and floral hops with a mild malt background. Nice copper color with lower head. Good mouthfeel with some weight and evenly matched carbonation. Grapefruit up front with more bitterness to follow . Well balanced to not destroy the palate. Some malty sweetness in the middle. Great beer.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from Premier Gourmet. Gorgeous amber-gold, clear, solid lasting fizzy off-white head. Lovely aroma. Lovely. Dry, floral, light resin, some mild grain, a hint of fruit sweetness - just right; don’t detect 8%!!! Taste - follows, plenty of lemon zest, more alcohol, extremely dry - light body, acidic/astringent, solid carbonation, fairly long dry floral bitter finish, building alcohol. Damned good.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Nya Tröls.
Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and citrus peel.
Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint can. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is smooth peachy, grapefruity and light pine hoppy. Smooth fruity, citrusy and lingering peachy. Bitter and crisp grapefruity.