estover (80) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler with my FIL and neighbor on the new deck!
The most balanced and quaffable IPA I have ever had. There was just enough hop to call this a IPA but no more. I think the IBU number is a bit high. The malt base of this was strong and the dark Munich and rye malt really stood up and played well with the hop bitter.
The first blast of hop from the growler was a tad muted but opened up like crazy as it warmed. The feel was perfect not too thin or thick, the finish was longer than the brewers description mentions, this is not a bad thing. The finish was fairly long and enjoyable, morphing from the hop bitter to the malty bite of the rye then to a soothing dark. One thing the shocked me was the 10%. It is nowhere to found, except in the bottle of the bottle.
crajun (1157) - , Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trying to find an IPA that I like. Seems like iipa are more agreeable. This had the hops but also included much malt so it was balanced and not just a hop bomb. Resin nice palate light to no citrus some barleywine characteristics
Tselloufc88 (330) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Willibees, Petaluma. Strong citrus, orange, pine aromas. Piney, bitter, grapefruit, garlic notes. Strong bitter herbal finish. Nice.
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Not quite as aromatic as many IIPA's but flavor makes up for it. Smooth, mild malt with nice hop balance.... Some woody tones as well.
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rosskyle (507) - - MAY 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Oskar Blues (NC). Clear orange Amber color with a white head. Resin orange hops flavor. Smooth heavy body.
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oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
ZacM612 (520) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangish amber with a lacing off white head. Citrusy, nice malt backbone with hoppy character in the finish. Good one.
rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Fresh aroma of hops and malt. Clear medium/dark amber color, off-white head that drops to a full cover, hanging strands of lace. Taste is sweet malt with light rye bitter that pushes a shot of hops through the swallow, only to return to malt, and then tea in a long finish. A complex, nicely balanced brew.
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - citrus, pine, and floral hops.
Appearance - the body is amber in color. The head is 2+" and off-white., and hangs around for a while.
Taste - has a mix of citrus (grapefruit like), pine, and floral hops. Nice clean crystal malt.
Palate - medium, texture is not oily, the carbonation is lively, the finish has a little dry bitter and grapefruit citrus note.
HomerBeerOdysy (99) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - Amber, light, clear, 1FH.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, fruit, pine, grass.
TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine, nutty.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, smooth, lingering, warm, astringent
VALUE - $4.75 for a 12-oz. can. OK.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Bitter, piney, nice!
ffbot (328) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a thick almost see through dark orange, thick head that dies after you drink, but retains a minimal presence after with kickass lacing.
smell is caramel, orange, bitter hops, pine, burnt sugar, it’s all there and very nice.
Taste has a front of caramel and citrus mix, sort of a dark chocolate orange and rich caramel flavor with the hops and the pine settling in for the after taste, which is sweet combating bitter