brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Renegade Publik House. Pours orange in pour with a dense white head. Nose is really tropical and fruity. Mango, peach, pineapple, and melon. Grapefruit and orange notes as well. Sweet caramel and a touch of sugar. Maybe some pine. Flavor is sweet mango, peach, and pineapple. Notes of melon and orange, light grapefruit, and a hint of pine bitterness. Sweet caramel malt and good body.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours copper with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, citrus, and pine hops, cookie and biscuit malt with fruity esters. Flavor is malt with heavy hops and bitterness, medium fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Renegade poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, pine and light tropical fruiut. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, citrus and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery. A touch hazy, orange appearance with a white head. Aroma is completely full of resiny, piney hops and a rich pale maltiness with a light ganja smell. Somewhat resiny, highly piney, moderately citrusy, very thick hoppy flavor with some slightly toasted malts. It’s a hop bomb but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught as part of a flight, at the Renegade tap room, on October 6, 2012
Cloudy brown color, tan to light brown head. Sweet, hoppy, dry wall scent. Fruity, malty, sweet taste. Sugary aftertaste. Medium smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a very strong note of butter, other note of sulfur / struck match, light note of pineapple.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Full body, syrupy/velvety texture, soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Dear Renegade, you have a diacetyl problem. A very severe one. I have tried both Ryeteous and now Elevation from cans, and both are loaded with butter odor. While I could smell other things in Ryeteous, Elevation smells like almost NOTHING but butter. If you cannot smell diacetyl in either of these beers, you really, really, really need to hire someone on your team that can. Dear RateBeer users, if you need a beer to use as a VERY clear test for diacetyl flaw, buy a can of this.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to a trade! Pours a clear gold with a touch of orange and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of wet grass with some earthy grains but not overly hoppy. Flavor has a good amount of grass with a bit of resin and an earthy grain backing. Seemed to lack a bit of punch for a "triple IPA".
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, pour was hazy orange with white head. Aroma has notes of big pine and citrus notes, touch of caramel and biscuit with some nice fruity notes, a touch of retronasal burn but really not bad for 11%. Taste is a big fruity and grassy hop front, touch of biscuit, caramel notes with a big bitter finish, slightly from alcohol and more from the hops.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Renegade - came into this expecting an overly sweet, abrasive booze bomb - about the only part I guessed right was the sweetness - high sweetness, sure, but at this strength, that is tomb expected - thankfully, the sweetness is mostly clean pale (and possible crystal) maltiness - alcohol is surprisingly well masked - texture is a little oily - hops are spicy, earthy and extremely floral, with a hint of fruitiness - alcohol kicks in a bit in the finish as it warms, getting a little fusel retro-nasal burn - I am not often a fan of these kinds of brews anymore, but this one is alright.
Strykzone (4388) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can received in a trade with wchesser. Hazed golden copper with a nice gold tinted head. A nice, citrus aroma. Citrus defines the flavor. It manages to not be grapefruit and to not have big bitterness. Oranges and lemon. Caramel is much lighter but works here. Alcohol was not tasted but was immediately felt. Good stuff!