sonnycheeba (4501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma is dank and resiny with some citrus and tropical fruit notes along with faint caramel. Flavor is hop forward and clean with a great blend of flavors and a sharp dry finish. Medium body.
mcbain5000 (1) - - NOV 8, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scored a six-pack at Monument Cork N Bottle, a stone’s throw from Pikes Peak Brewery and Elephant Rock. Pours a cloudy golden honey nectar, with short head and very little aroma. Initial impression is of a piney resinous note, think conifer trees and citrus, supported by an underlying tone of sweet maltiness, which balances out any excessive bitters. A simple, no pretences palate which makes for an extremely sessionable IPA, and a welcome digression from all the punch-in-your-face overhopped IPAs out there. Quite quaffable in numbers.
vandc01 (229) - North Branch, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can brought back from Colorado by Todd.
Not a lot of aroma, but the taste makes up for it.
Not much at the front of the tongue, but a very nice lingering taste at the end.
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy Amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, pone hops, caramel, nutty malt, and booze. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like pine hops, resin, some grapefruit, caramel, and nutty malt.
That1Guy (2105) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can pours a very cloudy copper with a big, white, sticky head. Citrus, orange aroma with a bit of butter and a hint of oxidation. Not sure how old this can is. Orange and pine in the flavor with a bit of caramel sweetness. This is aight.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with a note of diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/oily texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A depressing and clunky rendition, syrupy and slick/oily in the mouth, mostly just resin in the nose with some diacetyl as a bonus.
RABinCO (1427) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour. Hazy deep gold. Bubbly white head. Dank fresh hop aroma. Floral, citrus, fresh cut grass. Taste is citrus zest, pine, sugar. Palate is the big down fall here. sticky sweet mess of a finish, lots of burned rubber.
Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is pretty inconsistent. Some kegs I would give a 19/20 rating, but others I would give a 14/20. This beer can be dead on with a nice hop character with just enough body. But, I have had some kegs that are overly sweet, especially in the caramel notes. Overall though, this is a pretty easy drinking beer.
drjay44 (3086) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can. 7.7% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is toffee/caramel with pine, resin, grapefruit peel, no esters, balance to the hops.....taste is moderately sweet, with toffee/caramel notes, light floral tones, with pine, resin, grapefruit, no esters, finishing with a moderate, lingering bitterness, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, sticky, very slightly astringent, mild alcohol warmth present, finish is soft. This is a quite typical American IPA, with the American hops dominating both aroma and flavors. It lacks some of the subtle floral qualities of the best and the malts are primarily sweeteners, without other subtleties. BJCP 8/3/14/4/6
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of resinous hops, pine, grass, herbs, floral notes, citrus zest and tropical fruits. Similar flavor, hoppy, crisp, smooth and bitter with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Pretty solid IPA.