chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from my friend Jim. Thanks, Jim. Pours yellow orange with a beautiful one finger foamy head. A lot of bubbles coming up through the beer. Lots of retention and lacing. The aroma is incredibly intense. Unbelievable. Makes me wonder what I have been drinking all these years that called itself and IPA. I get some pine (Simcoe?) and citrus on the nose. Slight floral accent is there, too. The wonderful thing about this beer is it does not taste like so many hop bombs I have had lateley. I would describe the bitterness as medium and just toward the low end for the style. Finish is long and smooth. No harshness, just lingering bitterness. A pleasantly light sweetness balances the bitterness perfectly. The texture of the beer is creamy like the head. Medium body and mouthfeel is lightly tingly. Unlike some beers this beer does not improve as it warms. It is best drank in the first 25 minutes. Overall, a terrific beer. I intended to knock this beer down, because I am sick of all the hype surrounding the brewery. I came away from this beer with incredible respect.
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I could drink this all day, poured an orange color with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, light bready malt, some citrus, and hops. This stuff is great, wish it was distributed here.
mike67 (939) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Monk’s cafe, Philly. Pours deep golden with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy hops dominate the palate, while bready malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long and dry. Excellent brew.
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"" this at the Russian River brewery. Was definitely
weihenweizen (2267) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled on July 27, 2015, poured into a glass. Clear light orange with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium/light body, medium/low carbonation, and a little big-bubble lacing. Taste is grapefruit, herbal hops, grassy hops, and slightly dry slightly bitter finish.
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour at Produce Row. Little snifter 10 oz. Beautiful aroma from the onset with a great mix of subtle pine and citrus. Copper color with solid lacing and a quarter finger head. Mouthfeel is slightly oily but soft, smooth and wonderful. Nice blend of bitterness and sweetness almost pushing towards a double IPA. Aftertaste leans on those hops but doesn’t feel like an overly hopped effort. Russian River delivers once again.
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hop scents, and very light in color. Light hop flavors, with maybe a slight hint of malt. Solid IPA, but not quite as good when drinking side by side with Pliny the Elder.
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Khyber Pass Pub in Philly. What else to add, delicious. Solid hop aroma of tangerine and pine. Same taste with lots of citrus like mango. Light amber color with a medium head and lacing. Nice sticky finish with a bit of hop smack. 7.00
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Savage_Night (147) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours clear copper orange with medium white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: tons of tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, floral/herbal hops, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, slight green grapes, lightly malty, light spice, orange and light peppercorns. TASTE: pineapple, passion fruit, caramel, hop bitterness, citrus, orange, malty, spice, light peppercorns, grape acidity, mango, light herbs and tangerines. AFTER TASTE: spice, hop bitterness, citrus and caramel with an oily crisp dry finish.
catchj (3) - Dublin 15, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tried this last summer, easier to drink than pliny, went down very smooth, delicious aftertaste
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden, light white head. Pine, honey, light citrus. Bitter, sweet. Medium body, longer finish. Good.