BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the location by Park Meadows. Poured an amber-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Leafy, dank, earthy aroma with some light pine accompanied by a soft citrus fruitiness (grapefruit, orange). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some soft caramel quickly transitions into a bitter, leafy, earthy hoppiness with a nice resinous quality that takes center stage with a nice complementing fruitiness (the same grapefruit and orange present in the nose) that linger into the dry, moderately bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and a nice biting dryness that invited you to drink more. Overall, it certainly wasn’t overly complex but the freshness and nice hop intensity without being 10% made it a nice drinker.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downtown location. Pour is hazy orange amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Grapefruity, spicy hoppy, piney, ganja, orange, citrusy, sweet honey, and floral aroma. Taste is much more weed forward - ganja, spicy, piney, fruit peel, bready, and slightly alcoholic with a heavy bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Aroma is awesome, wish the taste was the same.
jtclockwork (6917) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, light hops, pine and orange peel. Lighter medium body.
jackl (3777) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Rock Bottom, Denver. The pour’s medium amber with a small white head. The nose is resin, tree bark, some light fruits and lemon peel. The taste is sweet caramel malts, some pine needle and resinous hoppiness. Mildly yeasty. Medium body, smooth and drinkable. Overall, not a bad IPA.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Denver brewpub, GABF 2012 weekend
Appearance: Clear amber with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral and grapefruit
Taste: Floral, pine resin and dust caramel
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the Rock Bottom Westminister on 9/27/2012. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with nice citrus and grapefruit hops. A medium bodied India Pale Ale The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrus and grapefruit. Decent carbonation, Nice balance. Not sure it’s a ‘hop bomb’, but the hops flavors are nice. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Camons (4837) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Downtown pub. Pours dark golden with a little white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruit like melon, grapefruit. Taste is sweet caramel, grapefruit, kiwi, melon. Medium body, soft carbonation, sort lasting finish. Drinkable , but not very interesting IIPA, needs mopre hops. 030311
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Tasted on tap at Rock Bottom in Denver, Colorado. Orange, semi-hazy appearance with a big white head. Citrusy, hoppy head. Grapefruity, citrusy and pretty hoppy flavor. Citrusy hoppy finish.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - floral, hint of sweetness, subtle spice;
Appearance - very deep copper, fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - fruity front, complex hop back, apple, citrus, finish has a light tang;
Palate - mild crispness, good body;
Overall - unique brew, great on most fronts yet it seems like something is missing, still quite nice and enjoyable on a cold evening.