smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with jingledell. Pours dark brown color with ruby highlights and a tan head. aromas of citrus, pine, toasted malts and chocolate, Very hoppy citrus and pine flavors with toasted malts and slight chocolate and caramel sweetness. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Thanks Chris.
orangenblu62 (38) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking beer. Dark red/brown with minimal head. Light sweet hoppy taste. Silky feel. Solid beer.
jeremytoni (2979) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear beer nice white head and lacing. Great grapefruit/ grape chocolatey aroma. Love the nelson sauvin in a brown ale very different interesting flavor
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CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: A light colored brown ale, more of a real dark red. Brilliantly clear. Nice thin bubbly white head that doesn’t linger too much. Great lacing
S: Really interesting and unique aroma, smells of some grapefruit and earthyness, grape with faint cherry/raspberry with a smell of a chocolate covered strawberry. Some roast and plastic as well.
T: Nice bitterness upfront then fades with a grape, chocolate roast, with faint cherry and plastic like qualities, and earthy. which fits the profile nicely. Alcohol noticeable.
M: For a brown ale not overly sweet, nice and crisp. Alcohol burn on the tongue.
O: Nice change of pace from the DIPA’s, and interesting take on a brown ale.
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toffee malt, caramel, grapefruit, coffee, resin and citrus. Finishes with a touch of toast and pine resin. Very hoppy for the style. Works pretty well. Medium body.
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jerry’s. Clear brown with good, frothy beige head, decent lacing / Nose of roast grain, chocolate, pine, citrus / Medium to full body, biting hops, some sweetness, good balance with lots of bitterness on finish / Flavors of chocolate, caramel, pine, weed, grapefruit, orange rind / Excellent flavor profile, very double ipa like with big hop bite.
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is juicy, unique orange like Nelson hop notes. After that though, I realize that this blend is not my style unfortunately, I really wanted to like it. The flavor brings big root flavors with biting raw Nelson not settling well on my palate.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear nut brown with less than a finger of khaki head. Aroma is loads of citrus and a little toffee. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of toffee. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. Another homerun from Pipeworks.
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted, nutty, and chocolate malts plus some floral and fruity hop notes and light alcohol. Flavor the same with a decent blend between the brown ale and the NZ hops. Average texture. A weird but interesting beer. Not bad but not great.