bbrock81 (309) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red with a medium, but very frothy head. Aroma is very hoppy, mostly citrus and pine, with an underlying malt sweetness. Flavor is similar, but whether the hops or the malt comes to the fore changes with each drink. The palate is nice, not overly carbonated. Overall, a very nice beer that is a little different and quite enjoyable.
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of herbal notes in there as well, touch of orange. Taste is a mix of orange, grass, grapefruit, some caramel, toffee into a bit of spice, yeast, finishing slightly bitter, slightly dry.
sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color , big beige head. Aroma of pine , citrus and caramel. Malty , biscuit , caramel taste with hoppy bitterness. Long bitterness in aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this was a pleasant surprise and one i hope makes its way to 6 packs in 2012. beautiful red color with thick tan cap and a ton of lacing. nice, fresh citrus and pine hop aroma with the caramel and biscuit malt in the background. flavor near perfectly balanced. always bitter, but sweet and easy drinking at the same time with the liberal amount of malt flavors as well. very nice. 5-12...super nice in 22ís and draft...12 oz mix pack tasted like a lesser beer. WTF?!"
AndySnow (4160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, bread, caramel, hops, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, caramel, citrus, malt, grass.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Iíve had the pleasure of enjoying a few well made single hop pale aleís from a local brewery, that have used the Topaz and Galaxy hop before, so Iím semi-familiar with it and it reminds me in many ways of a Cascade hop (which isnít a bad thing).
Aroma seemed bursting with hop elements like citrus and pine, but I found some subtle notes of wood and tropical fruits around mid-glass, which I donít find in Cascade. The malts find a surprisingly loud voice in this beer with lots of sweet bread and caramel with a nice balancing touch with a spicy/citrusy hop punch. If they started making this available in 6 packs, Iíd be a happy camper.
George999 (166) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hoped, dark auburn color, aromas have hints of milk chocolate, taste is toffee mild and roasted
GenDV138 (2017) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear ruby to dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of spices and what seems like pumpkin. Tastes of spices, light pumpkin, light toasty notes, hops are very low. Medium body with a dry finish.
samsmith33 (435) - - SEP 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: deep dark red...bronze. small white head.
Aroma: copper, hops. Meat?
Taste; hops, baking soda, . Sour aftertaste.
Feel. Medium carbonation, thin.
mbgrayson (572) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, brownish red, with a light tan head. Aroma is of toffee and malt. Taste is complex; a little sweet and malty, notes of hops and dark fruit, a little hoppy at the finish. A very nice beer, that really doesnít seem much like an IPA to me, since the hops are so subtle. Thumbs up.
ZacM612 (242) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with thin beige head. Sweet aroma, not distinctly grapefruit. Grapefruit is apparent in the flavor, along with a good IPA base. Pretty good.