dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. This is the first beer I’ve rated in years and the best new IPA I’ve had since Alpha King which is why I felt compelled to rate this. Light carbonation, the color is identical to the outer portion of the label. The aroma is heavy pine cone and citrus with just a hint of cigar. The citrus smacks you and then the resin of the hops hits your tongue and gets more bitter as it lingers. Breathing this in while drinking from a challis is a wonderful experience. This is only available from Oct-Jan and hopefully this will become a year around beer. Excellent IPA.
drsordr (1589) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour hazy avg yellow with lots of floaters and thin white head. Nose light floral and citrus, some dank, pineapple. Taste initial hop similar to nose, then light vegetal. moderate mid palate bitter. light pepper in the finish who knows how old this bottle is, brought back by a friend from small shop in central KY
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow, cloudy, white frothy head, and thick lacing. Spice, mild lemon, hard candy, and mild grapefruit. Full bodied, nice malt sweet notes, mild spice, and citrus. Great balance, medium bitterness, and nice dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cpetrone84 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a transparent pale golden color with a tight white head and big lacing. Nose is a good bit of mango with hits of caramel malts and a touch of grain presence. Taste is a bit less hop forward and has a touch of a metallic twang in the finish. Malts are up front, less grain, almost husky, and a bit messier. Still tropical fruit hops with a fair bit of bitterness in the aggressively carbonated finish.
HippieFee (155) - - MAY 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler - Opaque dull yellow color, looks kinda like straw. Not much head on this beer. Citrus, orange flavor on the nose. Strong orange flavor with a hop bitterness flavor to it.
BelgianBeerGal (3429) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sitting on the Fat Canary patio on a beautiful spring day post death by CC briefings. Murky gold color with a long lasting white head. Fruity orange citrus aroma with a hint of resin. Refreshing taste with lingering bitterness. Pleasant.
Pumpkin87 (141) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy straw with large white head that reduces but persists with attractive lacing.
Nose is grapefruit, tangerine, mango and pine. The palate follows a similar path. Bitter trumps sweet, and herbal notes top fruit, but the effect is ameliorated by the rich, creamy body.
Like finding a living dinosaur, this is an American IPA that tries to intrigue your palate rather than wrecking, brutalizing or otherwise desensitizing it.
The key may be the eponymous Tasmanian hops, which impart a fuller taste than those used farther West in the US. Like other IPAs, it’s an anachronism, but at least one made with respect for the purpose of the brew.
closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Amber little head; Aroma is sweet; Flava is DFH hopy sweet malty slight hint is maple syrup; feel medium foamy; finishes dry but sweet
zvikar (4068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Ariel. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma is great with, litchi, cheese and passion fruit, flavor of grass, grapefruit , pomelo, bitter with medium body. Nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
good golden color and enticing aroma of pine resin hop yet flowery and sweet. delicious bitter and peppery warming.
notayankee (39) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into Goblet. Grapefruit aroma, bright golden color, creamy but not too thick.Finish is long and bitter.