Beerman6686 (4779) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an amber color with a beige head. Aroma was resinous piney hops with sweet malts. Flavor was sweet malt resinous, light fruity honey, very cloying.
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium body, light resin.
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber pour. Aroma is loaded with resin, grapefruit and some tropical fruit notes...maybe a hint of guava. Lots of good bitterness balanced by some caramel malt notes. Pretty damn decent.
rader58 (801) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma of pine, citrus, floral and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is pineapple, pine, cherry, spruce, lavender. Very hoppy and wonderful. I love the pine, citrus and floral that the hops impart.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really exceptional IPA. Great pour hoppy, malty, and heavy taste. Perfect for the IPA fan.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with thick beige head. Aroma of pine, earth and very malty blended with fruity esters. Flavor is sweet, earthy, piny, fruity esters, hints of astringency with a solid balanced bitterness in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Solid brew.
Goodgrief (1819) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pour, frothy head. Caramel aroma. Spicy, pine hop presence...pretty bitter. A lot of alcohol burn in this that just wasn’t pretty. Kinda sticky as it warmed, too. Just not great.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour was amber with a slight off white colored head. Aroma of string citrus and pine. Flavor was all downhill from there, earthy metallic notes, astringent bitterness, sticky sweetness, just not too good. Mouthfeel sticky, drinkable probably only due to the carbonation that broke it all up. Meh.
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured into a snifter. Pours a honey/amber color, very pretty, with a 1 finger off white head. Gobs of sticky lace. Aroma is strong pine resin and grapefruit, balanced with a hint of caramel sweetness. Strong grapefruit hop flavor up front fading to a more mellow floral hop in the middle with a breadlike biscuit flavor last. Finishes bitter. Full, creamy palate. Very nice, I’m gonna look for another one of these.
jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear dark golden orange color with a white head. A hoppy pine aroma. A nice semi-sweet malty flavor with a hoppy finish. Smooth and wet with a light dry finish.