jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark orange with a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and pine resin. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and grapefruit with pine. A little caramel and lemon-wheat in there too. Light bodied with a slick and somewhat thin texture. Soft carbonation but a super long finish. Awesome overall. Definitely another pipeworks winner.
AWISLguy (1178) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Art of Beer. Batch 255/56/57/62, so less than a month old. Pours an unclear tannish orange with a white head leaving nice consistent lacing down through the glass. Aroma has pine, fresh fruit, citrus and caramel. Taste is of spicy pine, orange juice, sweet stone fruits, some resin and a bit of a malty toffee base. some alcohol. Medium bodied, and quite dry. Finishes slightly to the bitter side of bittersweet; more bitter down through the glass. Enjoyed the cascade one better as the galaxy started nicely fruitier, but was more piney and more bitter, and ultimately not as good.
rxeight (1221) - 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 (2288) - 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 (3945) - Durham, 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 (8861) - 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 (48) - 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 (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 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 (2666) - 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 (3265) - 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.