Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Hazed golden. A really nice aroma of lime, citris, and rich malts. Some funk with fruit and soft malts. Lime is tasted but is not big. Nice.
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours hazy yellow with a good amount of foamy head. Lots of lime zest, grassy notes. Mostly lime zest on the taste, maybe even a hint of lemon in there with very mild hop notes and bitterness. Sweet balanced finish with mild carbonation. Very good and refreshing.
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a light good with a white head that never leaves. Big citrus hops aroma. Lime and pine taste great how the flavor’s mix. Great ipa.
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a clear pale yellow/gold with a huge white head...great retention and lacing. aroma is fresh and green/leafy...lots of delicate grass and hoppy spice...nice lime notes. flavor has lots of lime pith and fresh lime notes...rindy bitterness...some herbal notes...a lime bomb throughout with great bitterness. mouthfeel is light and the finish id dry and lingers with fresh lime. awesome!
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Oxbow bottle release. Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of gaseous foam. Lots of lime and grass... pungent with a trace of sweetness and a good clean malt backbone. Slightly herbal but overall a very tasty DIPA with lots of pleasant hop notes that ride the round mouthfeel to a bitter finish.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #136.
A: Pours a golden orange color with a chilled haze. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick collar of foam. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Big notes lime zest and juice. Slightly sweet sugar covered lemon with a grassy hop undertone.
T: Big citrus notes. Mostly lime flesh and zest with a little bit of lemon. There is a slight sour pucker courtesy of the lime, like from a strong margarita. Nice cracker malt balances it out.
M: Medium to light bodied with a zesty and sweet finish. Mediumish carbonation.
O: Super zesty. There is no shortage of lime flavor in this one so if you enjoy that flavor then you’ll really enjoy this beer. Exactly what you expect.
Serving type: bottle
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from binnys. Light orange almost yellow. Fluffy white head. Lemon fruity sweet aroma. Candy like sweet taste. Medium hops and bitterness lemon and orange notes. Absolute heaven. Love it
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #197. Pours a hazy golden color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves. Good amount of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tons of pine, some lime, grapefruit, floral, some graininess, graham cracker from the malt. Tastes pretty much like it smells. Starts with some grapefruit, resinous pine, and a hint of lime. A slight graininess, along with graham cracker come through in the middle and balance the hops nicely, although the hops and the increasing lime flavor are still dominant. Finish brings more pine, grapefruit, and graham cracker, along with floral notes and much more lime flavor. As it warms, the lime flavor becomes much more pronounced and the finish becomes more dry. No alcohol detected at all. Very clean finish both in the flavor and in the mouthfeel. Creamy and sticky, yet clean mouthfeel with a medium body. The hefty carbonation adds to the clean finish and moves the beer along. Due to it’s uniqueness and great finish, this version is right up there with the other great ninjas.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Nose is huge citrus and lime with a sweet malty base that isn’t cloying at all. Pretty gentle, with a touch of menthol and some pine tree. Taste is Christmas tree, lime juice, and a touch of grass. Sweet but balanced, with an herbal/pine hop finish. Light and slick, with medium carbonation. Really, really drinkable.
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy golden with barely a cap of white head. A lot of lacing. Aroma is citrusy, spice and everything nice. A lot of grapefruit and lime. Some maltiness. The mouth is INTENSELY bitter. A lot of citrus here. The strong lime note is present again with an awesome spice balance. Leaves a slight burning feeling in the cheeks. Surprised this one is rated so low. I enjoyed it.