SG111 (374) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, lemon, orange peel. Malt backbone. Taste is citrus, good balance of malt and hops. Solid. Bit of a weak body.
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Can: Rustic amber color, 50% opacity with a dingy, off-white head. Fluffy, slow to recede, leaving lots of lacing behind. Aroma is potent. Pine, citrus rind, grapefruit, very ashy, peppery, spicy. Hint of toasted biscuit malt. A bit of dish soap pungency in the aroma, too. Flavor isn’t as bitter as expected from the aroma. Big bready & toasted malt base. Lightly sweet with maybe even a hint of caramel. Leafy, spicy, ashy hops with notes of white pepper, grapefruit, orange zest, & mild earthiness. Drinks more like a slightly old American Pale Ale. Heavier body, semi-wet finish.
geeklimit (226) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear caramel, little carbonation and a fizzy light head. Basic malt aroma. Decent hops flavor on the front, bit a bitter follow-through and end. Some astringent and overt alcohol flavorings. Sticky mouthfeel and sweet aftertaste.
drfabulous (4411) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can thanks to Mike. Orange pour. Fruity nose. Sweet and sticky throughout. Too sweet for my taste.
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale deep orange golden pour with a thin soapy off white head and lots of sticky striped lacing ... aroma of light citrusy (grapefruit) and piney hops with some caramel malts .... taste is of bitter rindy grapefruit and light piney hops, caramel malts as well as some biscuity english malts ..... finish is bitter and malty .... decent offering with a nice IBU presence to it
ColovianTrader (383) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean grains, dry hop bitterness, oranges and citrus peel. Good carbonation and crisp finish.
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours cloudy if not murky golden-greyish with a ncie creamy and reviving off-white head, very nice lacing. orange peel, apricot nectar, pale malted doughy sweetness, buttery caramel - caramel appel pie, herbal tea - earl grey, pine and citrus, light carbonation, light to medium body - oily and a bit sticky, assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. unbalanced, but tasty enough.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i don’t know what "assertively balanced" means, but this ipa needs a touch more hops to fot the bill. the aroma is almost all malt, the flavor/finish a touch bitter at the end. maybe a balanced pale ale, but not enough for an IPA."
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 12/6/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around god complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
bartlebier (2358) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can (retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, bought in Traverse City/MI). Tasted like an industrial UK IPA, heavy on rougher caramel-tinged orange marmelade, invaded by a more unsubtle registry of conifer resins. Bit of abv, else clean but no fireworks.