iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just got this in at Olive Tree Market in OB--$8.99 a bomber. Looks like it was bottled in July 2012--what the hell? why is this just getting into California. Stupid distributors. Yep, upon first popping the cap, I get some dying hops. Lame. Slightly hazy yellow gold with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, good retention. Despite being a couple months old, there is still some good resiny pineapple and Citra hops, some lightly toasty malts behind. Flavor adds a bit of herbal hops and still has the aforementioned good hop flavor, but also the old hops. Just a little bit of malt sweetness is tempered by bitterness that peaked at a 7 in the semi-dry finish, earthy. Medium body with light smooth carbonation. I bet this would’ve been quite tasty if I had a fresher bottle--no complaints other than the age.
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Lord Hobo.
Appearance: Cloudy golden/orange with a good white head and heavy lacing.
Aroma: Quite hoppy with citrus, resin, mild caramel malt in the background.
Taste: Moderate sweetness. Citrus forward with resin in the background. Good malt backbone. Moderate bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry. Resin and caramel finish.
Overall: Very good balance. A bit malty, but not nearly enough to be a problem. Easy to drink. Nice hop bill. Tasty and quenching.
Minderbinder (2218) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lord Hobo.
Pours very hazy blond with medium-high white head. Very good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits. Hard to grasp. Taste is of lots of citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Palate: Well balanced. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice.
rodenbach99 (3396) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bouteille achetée en banlieue de Boston, MA. Embouteillé en décembre 2014. Une belle robe dorée translucide. Une mousse épaisse, blanche. Un premier nez d’agrume, style jus d’orange. Un malt blond. Une bouche intense, des saveurs puissantes, une amertume imposante. Un corps bien remplis. J’aime.
raoul_duke (105) - - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Boston, thanks Rosey. Nice carbonation, not very much head unfortunately. I guess we are almost four months from bottling, maybe that has something to do with the lack of head. Aroma is very mild, some citrus detected. Appearance is an orange gold. Not much of interest going here, but it is totally fine. I am going to blame the age and transportation for the seeming drop of in quality.
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lord Hobo. Completely murky gold pour, lots and lots of yeast floating around, foamy white head and medium sheets of lacing. Aroma is floral, nice and hoppy, honey malt, definitely some malty aromas in there, really nice fresh juicy hoppiness, some pine. Taste is very piney, lots of pine, resin on the palate, good strong bitterness, pretty juicy, pungent. Palate is med-full bodied, nice chewy IPA, pretty solid IPA.
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz bottle at home with white ring of tiny head. Orange grapefruit aroma. Hints of vanilla on a tropical citrus hoppy juicy ipa. Pretty tasty
Derek881 (1030) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a pretty cloudy and hazy straw color with a very large, foamy-creamy off-white head with great retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured hops tones of straw, grain, citrus, and pine, along with some notes of wheat, yeast, and barley. Its taste was somewhat sour and grainy, with some flavors of yeast and wheat, along with lighter citrus and earthy hops. The beer had a pretty lively mouthfeel with good carbonation and a lot of fizz, and was fairly dry yet thick with a slight alcohol presence.
S_Side_Smitty (543) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is pungent pine, wild flower nuances, and syrupy-malty sweetness. Taste is initially sweet malts followed quickly by heavy pine and a long mild bitter finish. It has a pretty substantial mouth feel. ’Hefty’ might be a good way to describe this IPA.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
coppola0318 (1) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite IPAs. Not dry, not overly bitter. Perfect amount of hoppiness. Very drinkable