Lukaduke (2736) - Gray, 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 (4319) - 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 (3119) - 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 (174) - 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.
jtclockwork (11242) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of lime zest, lime juice, caramel malt, pine, earth, florals, sweet resin and bready malt. Medium body. A touch hot in the finish.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting and different beer. I guess that's lime, but its a bit hard to decipher. Definitely something different about the beer. Kind of refreshing, but ultimately it just didn't come together.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ICEatALAMO (1148) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is very light with some haze. The aroma is an interesting mix of hops and lime, very light and fresh. The taste is refreshing. The lime comes throughout very well. A winner here.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden yellow, minimal head. Sharp lemon peel, soapy, lemon Pledge. Citrus and hops bite the palate, still soapy, Clorox. Sigh.
Oh, Pipeworks. Would be more disappointing if I didn't already expect it to be awful.