WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden-orange color. Moderate white head with very nice retention and lacing. Aroma is phenomenal with a huge burst of citrus and piney hops. Flavor is surprisingly well-balanced. Don’t get me wrong, the hops still dominate, but it has a nice amount of caramel malt to keep it from being one dimensional. Medium bodied and smooth, clean finish. Hides the alcohol well and very easy to drink if you like hops. Very well done.
kevinator (844) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reasonably good. Above average piney and citrus hop aroma. Average copper color with a white head. Weighted palate but not overbearing. Strong carbonation, which enhanced the bitterness. Harsh bitterness up front that subsides and gives way to a moderate malt sweetness. Decent but not overly unique.
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz tallboy via trade extra. Pours a clear light amber with almost no head, even when poured aggressively. Aromas of a little soap and a lot of pine. Some citrus. Very low carbonation and pretty passive hops make this highly chuggable and slightly refreshing, but not aggressive or bold at all. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of some tropical fruit,some pine bark. Finish is limp and watery. Meh. I mean,there’s nothing bad about it but not much good either. Flaccid is the best way to describe it.
Ferris (2908) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Spicy orange with a dank hop profile. Clearish copper with a thin white head. Dank, leafy, vegative hops with a mellow persistent bitterness. Nice.
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a murky orange-brown color with a small foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma suggests more of a malty IPA. Lots of caramel and toffee mixed in with the pine and juicy citrus. Tastes sugary sweet up front with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Juicy citrus, pine, caramel, and grapefruit peel. Medium body. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy. Pretty solid but more caramel and malt than I usually like in my IPA’s.
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL can, pours an opaque orange with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out pine, resinous hops, and caramel malts. Flavour brings out loads of piney hops, loads of resin, and a nice big caramel malt backing. Not too much sweetness, with ample hoppiness. Very nicely assembled IPA, better than its current ratings suggest.
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes crisp, clean, and dry.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample courtesy of dak. It pours with a deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up floral hops, some pine resin and then thin hits of molasses off in the background. The taste is nice and has some hoppy teeth. I get a dash of malts and roasted malts before pleasing pine hop resin and a jab of citrus hops and firm floral hops take over the experience. The hops are balanced and blended with each other to create a tasty flavor harmony. Darn tasty IPA
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour, sticky white head. Pine tree, light citrus peel, some mango and lychee flavors...finishes bitter but not overly bitter.
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid offering. Pours lovely clear pear with decent white head. Scent is very much grapefruit and sweat. Flavor has lovely bitter bite and nice sweet finish with minimal lingering hop effects. Excellent mouthfeel and carbonation. Can - Received in Trade
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can via trade. Drank out the can. Nose of string grapefruit and citrus. Some lemon. Taste is initially bitter with some light fruit and lemon in the flavor. No malt flavor or mouthfeel at all. Very flat behind the hops and kind of watery. Slightly disappointing.