bookman10 (587) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light golden yellow with mid-sized head. Strong hop aroma and strong hop bite to the flavor (coupled with the usual citrus notes). Smooth finish. A nice example of the style, though nothing too special.
ansermadide (1464) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy bright orange in color with a pale, but bright white head, this has a soapy, somewhat tropical, slightly citrusy hop nose and some possible pilsener malts present. The flavor is grainy, a little reminiscent of a Belgian ale. It has a nice level of hop flavor for the variety, and the body, although thin, still offers a potent mouthfeel that I feel I have to thank the yeast for. It’s not your everyday IPA, for certain, and you’d likely enjoy it if you’re into Belgian pales. Some nice hop flavor makes up for some of the almost unpleasant finishing notes.
beertholomeus (544) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color with an off white head. Citrus, hop, caramel, pine and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, caramel, pine, biscuit, floral and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel and citrus hop finish.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from notes. Pine resin hops and bready malt. Very good beer but nothing to go crazy over.
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Rubicon. Golden orange pour with a white head. Nose is orange, grapefruit, and floral hops. Some pine, bread, and toasted malt. Not bad. Flavor is decent as well. Moderate bitterness, some grapefruit hop notes, and a touch of orange. A bit more bread forward than I’d like, however.
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color but hazy with a white foam. Aroma is a mix of citrus, melon, and malt caramel. Hop bitterness is distinctive. Flavors of malt and bread clash with the hop citrus and red fruits. Finish is dry and bitter.
drsordr (892) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour clear golden. Nose faint bitter, but not much there. Taste grapefruit bite, hint of pine, but just mostly bitter.
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a small head. Aroma has some bitterness and fruits like bananas. Taste is unique with almost a Belgian quality to it. Slight bitterness and then some citrus in the backend. Average IPA.
azzj97 (9) - - APR 12, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet in the buds at first then nice hopped bitterness. I like this beer because it reminded me of NBBC’s Ranger line which is my favorite dept. store brew. A craft beer should stand out from the rest because of the premium price imho, and this beer did not. However, this beer could definitely be a door opener for people who like sweeter beers to turn a new leaf. I will buy this beer again and try others from the company. This beer is brewed from one company and sold by another and craft beer is a delicate process which takes close attention so brewers beware. Regards, AZZJ97
theMole (5) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aromatics definitely are the source of most of my enjoyment with this beer. Thank god I didn’t just drink it out of the bottle
vikingguy (761) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange color with white head. Strangely very little aroma. Taste - Mild grapefruit notes, floral caramel malt and a bit herbal. It’s pretty good but not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA.