CanIHave4Beers (3677) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of itís bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.
The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but itís not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.
The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.
And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
This beer smells like pine.
Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.
Iím just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isnít even a lager!
And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
Iím totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.
Oldschool_Mike (208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear light copper colour with a finger of white head. Aroma is passion fruit and pine. Taste is tropical fruit with some pine. This bottle is a month old and this beer is definitely one of the best.
gmillerstl (15) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewpub, lives up to the hype. Great hops backed by fantastic malt. Worthy of the accolades.
BarbasA (46) - PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color, good head, Nice aromas of citrus mango and pine, , in flavor is very tropical also with pine verynice bitterness.
donandres (6) - , Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
overall experience with the beer.
mariuspoenari (42) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear amber pour with a tall white head with relatively good retention. Complex and pleasant smell, quite delicate, with notes of citrus, pineapple, mango, caramel and pine - this beer has everything. Extremely well balanced taste, bitter and sweet. Citrus, exotic fruit (pineapple again), pine, honey. Medium carbonation and a very soft and smooth mouthfeel, almost a bit oily, it goes down very easy. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, with notes of pine. An extremely well balanced and drinkable beer.
WingmanWillis (41) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Apex. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of Hops and grass, taste the hops in it but it is well balanced. A great beer
gregwilsonstl (1567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kinda perfect. Really well balanced. A bit more malt than a lot of IPAs, but not a super hop bomb, despite the 100 IBUs. Nice malt build and not s hopSuper IPA/APA flight with John (Schlafly TIPA, Founders Harvest Ale, Pliny the Elder, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Sierra Nevada Celebration ale). Thx Ibrew2or3 for continuing to knock out top 50 for me!.
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle 10/2/15 thanks Willrunforbeer my last beer in Vegas. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aromas of fresh hops malt and hints of grass. Taste is hop citrus pine and floral. A perfect harmony of flavor.
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the bottle share Jon. Pours a clear golden orange with a small off-white head. Grapefruit and citrus notes on the nose with some light grain and caramel. Medium body with a nice fresh, citrus character and good balance between malt and hops. Bitter finish with some light pine that lingers.
magicmn (131) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, blind test RULE taproom. Very pale, fine refreshing fruity and citrus aroma, taste isnt so good - good start with some fruits but then lot of bit hars bitterness, which becomes but annoying. Middle wasnt so bad. A good beer but not the best DIPA ive drink.