rxeight (807) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 255/56/57/62 Missed this last year, didnt realize it was an annual release, so i was waiting for a while. Bright orange yellow. Orange peel citrius. Has a very sweet and prominant malt finish. Decent stuff, i like the NvU a lot better.
italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden orange pour with lots of frothy off white head and sticky lacing .... aroma is amazing and of mango, grapefruits, light lemon and piney/resiny hops ..... taste is of bitter spicy citrusy hops (mangos mostly) grapefruity, piney bitter resiny .... has a great bitter dry hop throughout .... abv hidden well ... finish is bitter, dry spicy and dry hopped to all hell .... well done
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Bottle shared by Jack at beer study. Pours a deep hazy orange with a sticky white head. Nose is strong citrus, light tropical, some cotton candy sweetness. Flavor is similar. Nicely done and pretty well balanced, considering.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Murky, dark peach ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a swirl of tropical fruits and melons – like a creamy guanabana, guava, papaya, and pineapple milk shake. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is an assortment of fruity, malty, sweet nectars blended with rindy, pithy, bitter hops. Slightly astringent, bittersweet, super-fruity finish. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
juicyhops (37) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Bottled on Wed. Batch # 255 56 57 62. Smells like citrus. I get pineapple. I get that in the flavor too with grapefruit and lemon. Medium body. Another great from a great brewery.
brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, hazy orange color with a finger lenth of a white head that goes away slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of dank, juicy passionfruit, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, lemon, grass, and some carmel. Taste starts with lots of dank tangerine, mango, and grapefruit. Has a candied sweetness. The middle brings more of the perviously mentioned fruits, as well as passionfruit and a slight carmel sweetness from the malt. The finish is amazingly flavorful. More tropical fruits and passion fruit, accompanied by grapefruit rind, tangerine, blood orange, little grass, and a piney bitterness. The candied and carmel sweetness are there to just slightly balance the hop qualities. High medium body with a creamy and oily texture. Slight heat as it goes down, but that is expected for a 9.5% beer. No alcohol to taste or smell. This may be Pipeworks best double ipa offering. An outstandingly flavorful and drinkable double ipa that shows off the galaxy hop remarkably. Seek this out.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with thin bubbly head. Nose is dank and stinky mango hoppiness, a little garlic, cat pee, and a little pine. Taste is real astringent, with pine, citrus peel, and light pale malt. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated.
HonkeyBra (2882) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed orange with a small thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, lots of resin. Mild earth and grass. Quite dank with some spruce, mild sweet bready and wheat malt notes. Flavor is quite bitter. Dank, resinous, citrus peel, with mild wheat sweetness. Medium bodied, slick texture, below average carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle @RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-offwhite-hazy yellow/gold. A-pine/resin. T-pine/resin hop bite.
mcberko (4845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks Josh), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of orangey hops, wheat, some resin and syrupy caramel malts. Flavour brings out pungent resinous hops, tropical fruits, oranges, and slightly syrupy caramel malts. Quite an astringency from the hops, yet the caramel malt is very prominent as well. Good stuff, but too heavy on the malts for me and the malt is a bit too syrupy for me. Overrated.