lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1- Piney, almost skunky. Low caramel, some bread dough.
2- Medium straw with a white lacey head. Crystal clear,
3- Big pine hop flavor, followed by a succinct hop bitterness. The malt sweetness is there and cleverly hidden.
4- Medium to full body with a hoppy slick texture. Many small rising bubbles lead to a medium-high carbonation level.
5-I quite enjoyed this beer. As it warmed, the skunky character made for a more citrus hop character. I could drink many of these.
stonestack (2) - Utah, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from local liquor store. Sweet citrus aroma, with an orange hazy pour. Big hop flavor with a crisp light finish. Easy to drink
Redtown (4) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was told this was their most popular and I can see why. Aroma was superb with sweet hay and floral scents. Great flavor as well with a dry hoppy finish. This Dbl IPA is an excellent value and considerably better than others of the same style in the SLC area.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hayduke. This pours with some haze in the darker golden beer. A sticky lacing remains after the foam falls. Some classic IPA aromas of citrus and tropical fruits combine to make what could be something that hangs from a car’s rear view mirror. The blast of hops tasted is much bigger. They seem to be both wet and dry. Malts are there and are big but the focus here is on hops. I like it.
ryecatcher (991) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, golden-orange, smallish white head, so-so retention (no idea how fresh this bottle is). Nose is some citrus, oranges mainly, but more malt than hops. Mouth is medium-full bodied, citrusy hops and malt up front, some hints of peach and mango, then some toasty bread, pineapple and a medium dry finish and a real lack of bitterness considering all the hops proclaimed on the label (again, no idea how old this is). Not bad, but certainly not the ’massive sensory overload’ I was promised.
jredmond (6142) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Linh. Pours a bright orange body with thick white lacing. Aroma is malty bread and light grapefruit hop. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of bready malts, grain and light bitter grapefruit hop. Seems past it’s prime, so would love to try this on draft or fresher.
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle. Pour is deep gold/amber. The smell is resiny and citrusy, very fresh and clean. The flavor is rather dry. Big lemon characteristic as well as a light sweet malt backing. It is definitely not bad.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Sledutah. Pours a clear orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine and some malt. Taste is quite bitter with a slight sweet flavor in the aftertaste. Lightish body with an effervescent mouthfeel.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellowish orange out of bottle. Nose is of of sweet citrus fruit and some pale pine hops. Mouth feel is clean and smooth. Taste is of mild citrus fruit and mellow pine hop. Finish is bitter. All in all pretty easy drinking and found the beer quite enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor store. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has a nice citrus thing on the nose. A bit of grapefruit on the tongue with a some solid hoppiness of the finish. Hides its alcohol well. Not bad.