Thechasm442 (392) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 4633/634 served in a tulip. The beer pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is dank pine, citrus, and hints of tropical fruit and bread. Taste is pine, tropical fruit, and citrus up front. Caramel and wheat bread join the party in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is juicy and coats your mouth, yet finishes somewhat dry. My first pipeworks beer and I am impressed.
aleigator (398) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Charlie for the bottle.
Pours a slighty cloudy, orange color, with a small, soon disappearing head.
The aromas, just as pipeworks citra ninja, reveals glazed, juicy peach, heading into a ripe fruit hop direction. Big chunks of lime mingle together with tropical fruits, carried by bready malts. Citrus enriches the nose big times by adding a crisp, bitter counterpart to the the stone fruits. Finds an intriguing balance between grassy bitterness and sun ripened, honeyed peach pulp.
Tastes of bready, soft malts with peach, blood orange and lots of lime, coming to the palate at the same time as honey does. While the brew begins very malty, bitter lime adds a generous bitterness to the hops, turning more dominant than the maltiness. Honey provides a luscious sweet, ripe aspect to the fruits, accentuating the peach and tangerine impression. The beer tastes sonehow similar to hopslam, while finishing a tad dryer, with more citrussy bitterness on the tongue. Still it balances perfectly between the malty biscuits with sugared peach on top and zesty, dry but rich lemon. Although the beer finishes fairly dry, it preserves a slick, fruity sweetness, which gives even the a aftertaste some sort of enjoyable balance.
cards04 (2158) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice glowing burnt orange with lacing left behind. Aromas are sweet malts and dank meaty hops. Nice full mouthfeel with resinous hop flavors and a balancing corn syrup sweetness. Excellent beverage.
rolfc81 (111) - - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Batch 633. Good hoppy IPA but too high alcohol content for me at 9 percent............
pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, super fresh, pours a nice orangy color with a big white head. Aroma is of lots of fruit, some light tropical fruits, bitter citrus, some orange peel and a light punch of pine and an almost cotton candy note. Taste is complex, lots of tropical citrus, orange peel, tangerine, sweet/bitter citrus, bread, pine sap, light cotton candy and no real tell of an ABV.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a hazy orange-copper with average size long-lasting frothy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Fruity hoppy aroma, with citrus and tropical fruit, and some caramel malt in the back. Juicy fruity hoppy flavour along with a bit of alcohol and a fairly big bitter finish. Alcohol is there but fairly well hidden for the abv. Average to medium bodied. Not as god as expected but quite good nonetheless.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is citrus. Perfectly balanced, nice crisp medium caramel malt body. Sweet citrus on the hop side, not all that bitter just a bit of pine. Probably one of the most drinkable 9% IPA’s I have have. Good stuff.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden with a large, dense and creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal. melon, tropical hops, toasted malt and a bit of doughiness. The taste is bitter tropical, earthy, resin, herbal, citrus hops, caramel and a bit of a salty note. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bomber (great sample size) this pours a clear golden amber body with a modest yet sustained off-white head. The aroma is seriously hoppy, resinous along with some zest and grapefruit. The malt does show itself in the flavor, tasting grainy and lightly sweet. Then the hop tastes storm in bringing along a sharp piny, zesty, earthy bitterness that lasts a long, long time into the finish. Very nice.
Mr_Abner (132) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Bottle (bottled two months ago). Pours a golden amber color. Aroma is restrained; melon, mango, malt. A light melon/mango taste; the bitterness is balanced exceptionally well with the malt; wouldn’t characterize it as a particularly bitter beer at all. Exceptionally well balanced. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Need to try this fresh on tap...
RATING REVISED 1/26/15: Two week old bottle. Much more aroma here, as one would expect: citrus and pine, dank, melon is still there, malt is much more in the background. Flavor is similar, though more of a pronounced bitterness with less malt. This is better, but still not something I would seek out in a bottle.