Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Opened a gusher. Pours a cloudy copper with a thick ecru head. Flavors of grapefruit, oak, caramel and booze. Strong boozy finish with lots of bitterness.
zoucrew102 (610) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml swingtop bottle #817/1200. Grapefruit citrus aroma with with a bit of hops and pine resins. Pours cloudy copper colored with an enormous off white head and a little bit of lacing. Smooth body with grapefruit notes as well as a hint of caramel. Finishes dry with some hoppy notes and pine notes with grapefruit acidity lingering in the palate. Good, flavorful pale ale.
Beaver (1338) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, number 353 out of 1200. Pours hazy reddish tan with a monstrous meringue like off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet cereal malts, tropical fruit and green resiny hops.
The flavor is creamy sweet malts, tropical fruits and a nice piney, resiny hop finish with decent bitterness. The mouthfeel medium bodied and slightly watery.
Overall, a nice IPA, good balance of sweet tropical fruits and hops. Maybe a little funk from barrels.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml swing top bottle poured a cloudy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, grassiness, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, oak, light pine and a hint of white wine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, oak, grapefruit zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering oak finish.