matthewjk (1045) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
multiple 12oz pours (for research purposes), Not your typical IPA; probably a little sweeter than I was anticipating, but it doesn’t detract from its deliciousness! Has a "red" ale aroma that I love; its appearance is shite; taste and body are above average. This is good stuff.
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly floral hops with some caramel malts and a hint of alcohol. Sweet up front with the caramel malts. Floral hops come out on the end of this brew with some slight alcohol warming.
MrBeerFanatic (977) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium amber with a light carbed head. Aromas of pine, citrus hops, light apricot, light caramel. Flavors of pinecitrus hops, apricot towards the back end flavors, slight caramel but overpowered with hops. No alcohol noticed. Resin like on the palate. Bitter end. Good. Period.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky hazed dark amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice earthy biscuitty malt with resinous floral hops, with some catnip notes and light spruce notes. In mouth, a smooth herbaceous biscuit malt, with grassy and floral hops, attenuated with age, but still very solid. Bottle more than a year old.
puboflyons (2957) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is a standard medium amber with a short-lasting head. The way it was hyped I was expecting a big hoppy note on the nose but it was more subtle and slightly malted. The body is smooth and medium. The taste though was the big comeback with a more powerful hopped up flavor but also something juicy and fruit-like up front. Bitter but dryish finish.
monkeychugg55 (1014) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden orange with a tiny ring of a head. The aroma is buttery caramel malts and floral, citrus hops. Sweet at first, with some alcohol and dryness. The bitterness is just enough to balance. Has an unusual macro pale lager taste in there as well. Not much in the way of flavor and pretty warm for 8.5%.
thornecb (5368) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours bright clear orange amber into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel and resin aromas. Soft with stale caramel and resin front to back. Bitter earthy sweet finish.
hopdog (11013) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Deeper golden pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral hops, citrus, and a some caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus, pine, and a lighter fruitiness. Lighter alcohol in the finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, burnt caramel, light fruit, toasting, and butterscotch. Poured amber in color with a tiny, white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, resin, light citrus, and some orange. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, citrus finish is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
tmoreau (3520) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a local geek tasting. Poured to my sampler with a orange/gold color, modest, off white head foam, and some spotty lacing. The aroma was citrus, mid-fruit, some resin, and malt sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding moderate hop bitterness and fairly hidden alcohol warmth to the medium body. A decent, standard IPA, but not a DIPA imo.