reberiii (437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Might be my favorite fresh hop ale. Cloudy orange pour, salty bitter with pine and grassy sharpness. Smells of pine. There’s a soapiness that coats the mouth and hangs around. There’s a touch of bitter soda.
SinH4 (1137) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cloudy orange color with big head. Aroma is fresh, citrus, grapefruit, floral, resinous. Taste is smooth and bitter. Nice bitterness. A little bit disappointing, though.
Fatehunter (1695) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light straw body.
The aroma is bright pine, a little dank lemon.
The taste is a building dry bitterness beginning to end. Wonderful.
The texture is crisp.
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Amber pour with fluffy white head. Spring pine, grapefruit, floral, citrus, white spice. Medium body with good sharp carbonation. Slightly refreshingly grassy, apricot, citrus. Bitter but creamy finish. Nice
NikkTwist (2049) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Fuzzy gold pour with a large frothy white head. Several large swaths of lace. Strong resiny grassy citrus floral hops balanced with some medium blonde caramel malts. Green oranges. Apricot pits. Varnish. Pinecones. Oak tannins. Peppercorns. Fresh cut grass. The wet hops are gigantic here! Certainly good, but feels needlessly harsh.
conway (2062) - - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Super pungent. Very earthy and resinous. Extremely fresh tasting. Not subtle but a good one.
Awktoberfest (336) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super good. A standout amount a crowded group of gooood looking westies. Try it. You'll like it.
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madchemist83 (174) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice ipa. Aromas of orange zest, lemon and candy. Beige head, cloudy golden. Some hop resin in taste, citrus, caramel. High carbonation attenuates bitterness but very well balanced with alcohol.
ajnepple (3601) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a pint glass. Orange hazy appearance with a big, lasting white head and sticky lacing. Aroma and flavor of fresh hops, citrus fruits, floral notes, pine, earth and toasted grains. Medium hop bitterness and light malty sweetness. Medium body with a smooth feel and a nice, balanced finish. Good.
BVery (8065) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Strange - I love west coast IPAs, and I love this brewery, and this is a very highly rated beer - figured this would be a lock for a winner for me. It is not. Aroma is floral and a little grassy. Grapefruit taste but kind of harsh, finishes quite bitter. This just isn’t hitting the right notes for me.