DrnkMcDermott (2778) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Hazy orange color in a fat tulip glass. Bubbly head that leaves many layers of lace. Nose reveals fresh green hops, mostly with pine notes. Taste is full of bright crystal malt and piny hops in pleasing proportions. After a few sips, the sides of my tongue feel a bit of burn from mint, or is that apricot dipped in unsweetened cocoa powder. In other words, very complex, full of flavor, yet enjoyable.
Beerman6686 (4188) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a hazy orange color with an off whie head. Aroma was of oranges and gras. Flavor was similar, citrusy and grapefruit with mild earthy grass notes. Solid IPA.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Revolution. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit up fruit with pine, citrus and resinous notes. Taste is nice with pine, caramel, citrus and a moderate bitter finish.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Amber orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice hop aroma, not over the top, light citrus fruits and some pine, fair bready malt balance. Better flavor, more hop character (which I like), plenty of citrus, pine, a hint of tropical fruits, and a good malt balance. Tasty.
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear pale amber with a thin off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of grass and citrus with some biscuit thrown in. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter copper pour. Somewhat mild aroma of citrus hops. Good hop flavor, orange peel notes. Good mouthfeel . Nice
SrSilligoose (3222) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at church key. Notes of pleasant tangerine tropical fruits. Grapefruit. Toasted caramel. Peculiar floral piney twang. Fine
ccex (905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Kedzie taproom pours a clear orange with medium off-white head, some rising bubbles and spotty lacing. Pungent aroma has lots of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange, with some dank earthy hops and a bit of bready malts and cereal grains. Taste is bitter at first, sweet in the middle, and bitter again on the finish. Body is medium with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. At first I thought this was another great hop bomb from Three Floyds, but it became a little more normal as it warmed up. Still, a very good IPA from all involved. I regret that this came from the last keg available at the brewery, since I would go back for more if I could.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey with Megan sitting next to me, but she’s talking to someone else, so I’m sneaking this one in. Clear bright golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of nice fruit and perfume with just a touch of scallions. Taste is bitter grass, fruit. Very nice.
TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at the Kedzie Avenue Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a well carbonated and lively glowing amber hue, a touch lighter, some mellow haziness, orange gold bottom and a frothy offwhite layer atop films a bit, stays small and laces ok. Aromas are oranges and tangerines, some grapefruit, earthy hops and some touches of bready and pale malts, cereal grains. More grapefruit and orange, some lemon, touch of tropical fruit. Inviting nose for me that has a hop driven fruit appeal. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, firm hopping is bitter and grapefruit driven up front quickly rolling into oranges, fruit, a bit of sweetness. Firm dry bitterness tapers off a bit into the middle. Cereal grains, bready, and some gentle sweetness. Fruit sweetness, citrusy orange and grapefruit. Florals, grass, a touch of cotton candy sweetness but not offensive. Backend is citrus juices, grapefruit rind, a firm dry bitterness. A bit sweeter, dulled elements as we taper off. Some citrus juice, florals, touches of bready malts, bit of toastiness. Lemon, tapering bitterness is solid yet dying out. A pretty solid IPA, the front end and nose are the winners for me. A touch fleeting as we move in and finish up. Solid with a fun hop bill, though the malt offering seems a bit unfocused and interferes a bit with that more robust, complex hop profile.