kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first in the 4 pack was the peach mango. Man was that bad. Had little hope for the spruce beer after that. Luckily, this one didn’t disappoint. Darker straw colored body. Aroma is rich malty with some happyness. I really like the taste. Nice hoppy earthy flavor with a hint of spruce. I think it is really good.
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th August 2015
Lightly hazy gold - amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and light, decent fine carbonation. Light and sweetish malts. Big pine! Fruity pine. Touch of fruit salad sweets turning to pear where it intersects the pine. Sweet creamy malts return before a smooth finish. A strange brew, but not without it’s merits.
yespr (36272) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, toasted malty. Pine, sweet fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter and fruity. Light bitter and fruity finish.
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear golden/copper beer with a rich offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, hay, caramel, peach notes, some biscuits. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, grassy, hay, biscuits, some peach. Decent.
BeerRenter76 (347) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally sampled on 11/20/14. Aroma wasnt as expected, i really was expecting something really piney but it didnt happen, the malts were as prevelant as the faint hops. Body and lace were pretty good, mouthfeel is very slightly sticky, finishes ok. Flavor is about even between the hops and caramel malts with no big pine or spruce presence. Overall it was just ok but a bit of a let down considering the name "Spruce Tip IPA".
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, nice white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of grass, not super hoppy aroma. Taste is light tropical fruit, apricot, faint pine. Caramel. A bit malt heavy, moderate bitterness. Smooth body, moderately carbonated. Average.
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of tastes like drinking a Christmas tree, which was fun for a while but got old pretty quick.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark orange with a finger of off white head. Aroma of pine and slight citrus. Taste is heavily bitter, loads of pine and spruce. Pretty good. Like its name suggests, heavy on the spruce/pine.
bubblehouse (871) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. The spruce flavor doesn’t really addd to much in my opinion. Still very drinkable.
Onslow (1278) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear medium amber / orange brew with nice head. Aroma is earth, resin, almost moldy and dank. Taste is surprisingly mild - some up front resin on a sold malty base that just rides out to the finish and ends with a whimper. Point makes a great IPA in Beyond the Pale - what happened to those guys with this series? (I do have two more to go...)
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass, shared with pal at club w... nice clean crisp hoppy aroma and taste, would do again, slght bitter finish