Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy pine, citrus, light-moderate caramel, and light toffee. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger off-white head with great retention. A lot of sticky webbing is left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light fruit. The finish has moderate citrus hops, lighter pine, and a touch of spice. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, the malt up front is more pronounced than I prefer in my IIPAís. Itís a IIPA that blurs the lines between IIPA and Barley Wine.
justsayswell (37) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with no sediment. Big billowy head that leaves tons of lacing and disappears slowly. Aroma is fruit and light citrus, a little pine and grain. Great nose. Taste is resinous hops front and center, pretty sweet, a little sticky. Caramel malt, toffee, raisin, some floral notes. Carbonation is soft, almost cask-like. Pretty interesting. Not as one-note hoppy as some double IPAs. Definitely a unique take on the style and I think very well done.
beaz1591 (215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
IPA glass. Great big piney, hops nose. Pours copper with a big thick head, lots of lacing. A nice big beer full of hops. Ends a bit sticky and dry. Great tasting beer.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is clear, reddish amber colored, decent beige colored head. The smell is brown sugar, caramel, pine, grassy, hops, grapefruit, big and sticky. The taste is sweet, hops, bitterness, caramel, floral, grass, and dank.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canalís. Pours an attractive copper color with big off white head. Aroma is fruity hops, light citrus, sweet bready/grainy malts, and pine sap. Taste is pine, citrus and light floral hop bitterness, sweet bread malts, caramel, some toffee, light lingering bitterness.
alexanderj (3199) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange/amber type color. Aroma of earth, fruit and flowers. Some grapefruit. Flavor was full bodied with some creaminess to it. Resiny. A good amount of complexity in there. Quite a good amount of flavor. Fruity and grapefruit; some caramel and vanilla; earth and lemon. A well earned winner.
alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a deep amber. Packed a good punch in the aroma and flavor. Aroma was floral, tropical fruit/grapefruit. Flavor was quite powerful with good complexity. Floral, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Satisfying and complex.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose, flavor is almost balanced but the grapefruit hops beat out the caramel malts. Lingering grapefruit aftertaste. $8.99 for a mixed 6-pak from Julioís Liquors Westborough, MA.
leo2x4us (63) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maple wood color with medium head. Taste is of overwelming grapefruit. This is an average IPA.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper-bronze pour with a small head. Earthy and resinous aroma, some caramel. Bold hop but balanced. Maybe a little too dank for me - not really feeling this one.