gad905 (85) - - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RRBC. Clear gold, head recedes but lingers. Sweet citrus slightly tropical hop aroma, some malt notes. Medium sweet bready malt then fairly big bitterness, resin, touch of floral, orange lemon grapefruit citrus and some mango pineapple tropical. Medium body, softish carb. Really good but pretty understated, very drinkable. Plenty of complexity to keep you coming back.
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is a clean, dank hop. Appearance is a light bronze with good lacing. Taste is hoppy with a dank finish. Very effervescent and refreshing. Palate is light hops. Overall, a great IPA. Very much rivals the elder.
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orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fresh bottle poured into a globe.
A - Pours deep amber orange with a nice pillow one finger tall white head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Tons of citric hops up front with a nice lightly toasted caramel malt core. A bit grassy with some sweetness creeping in as it begins to warm up. Very nice stuff.
T - Nice citric hop bite up front is balanced out well with a nice mix of caramel malt sweetness and crisp tropical fruits. Finish is a bit dry with some nice lingering hop bitterness. Much better this time, still one of my all time favorites but I still prefer elder to the pig.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice light, refreshing, feel on the pallet. Finish has some lingering bitterness but nothing too over the top.
D - Very high. Blind pig has very good balance with plenty of drinkability left over. I love this stuff but I still prefer elder a bit more.
ineedbeer (792) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle dated 09/02/3014.
Aroma is very hoppy with a nice tropical fruit and citrus character balanced by some pine resin. Light cracker and biscuit malt notes.
Pours a fairly clear, golden color with a hint of orange and copper hues. Moderately sized, somewhat thick, white head. Moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a medium light cracker and pale malt character. Moderately strong bitterness with a rather dry finish. Some moderately strong hop flavor with some citrus and pine resin. Faint tropical fruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice IPA with some great hop notes. Really nice, light but balanced malt profile that adds just a touch of complexity.
htzpah (99) - - SEP 2, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yuck. What hopheads brewed this? Honestly, I'm just about ready to quit IPAs...
Luvystypotables (709) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma of hops, slightly floral with citrus undertones. Great looking with an amber color and a medium white well laced head. Extremely good balanced taste of hops, weed with dry feel and a distinctive weed aftertaste
mike5326 (950) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Nice oil floral nose. Medium body with a light hops flavor and a nice light finish.
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kidobutai (388) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Small head little lacing. Attractive golden yellow color. Floral citrust aroma.
biggsbowler (335) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours amber color. Smells of grapefruit, oranges, and lemons. Taste is well balance with more citrus flavors. It’s so good!!!
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection..wonderful pine grass wet lawn and pine with slight minty notes. pretty full body for an ipa, thats why i love this brew. ++++A+++++