fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear jgold with a 2 finger, creamy white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Very strong aroma, lots of pineapple heavy tropical fruit, grass, citrus, some cat box, a little cereal and mineral notes. Flavor is sweet, cereal and toasty up front, giving way to lots of tropical fruit, more passionfruit than pineapple, bitter citrus, planty hops, some cat box (in a simcoe kind of way), mineral notes and a little planty garlic. light bready yeast and toasty malt. The finish is where it sort of falls apart, the garlic and simcoesque cat box notes seem to build up on the palate and make the finish less than stellar and leave a sort of salty garlic, citrus, pineapple aftertaste. Light to medium palate, creamy, slick feel and moderate, slightly sharp carbonaiton. Off dry finish. Good stuff, but the weird hoppy notes got to me after a while.
tbunting75 (35) - - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Beautiful golden orange color with nice lacing. Nose is earthy and pine, palate is bright grapefruit. Bitter without overwhelming. Excellent.
nickd717 (3714) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Let me first disclose that I do have beef with St. Louis, and Iím not talking about a steak. It is a garbage city. You donít need to bother flushing a toilet there because it makes no difference. But Iím not going to let that fact - ok, maybe just a very valid opinion - sway my ticking notes. This beer pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is extremely citric. I get blood orange and grapefruit mainly. The flavor is nice and dry, almost tart, with biting citrus and heavy hop bitterness on the finish. The feel is great, ripping the cover off your teeth. Leaves you feeling almost violated. This beer is quite nice, especially considering the it came out of the hellhole that is Shit - or is it Saint - Louis.
fsbw21086 (376) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silky smooth profile. Was very surprised at the hop profile in this one. It was there but in a soft lingering kind of way. Doesnít hit you hard upfront but is smooth and clean with tropical clean flavors and hop linger.
tmoreau (3052) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my sampler glass at the Lakeshore Beverage Trade Show in Chicago, showing a fairly clear, golden hue, with frothy, soft white head foam, and clingy dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dank, earthy, grass & greenery, with light tropical & citrusy scent. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste include a nice, even bitterness that was citrusy & resinous. An appreciated departure from common IPA expression, especially in the aroma.
Christpuncher (2174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is dank and citrus. Flavor is very hoppy, earthy and piney. Pours cloudy orange with a thick cream colored head. Really crushable. This their best offering to date. Had out of a bottle at home.
tsd08460 (313) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus, floral,
Appearance: clear gold, off-white head
Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
dlovell2 (1307) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 9 days ago. This stuff is fresh! Aroma is tangerine , pineapple, shaved coconut, and dank pine. Oily mouthfeel. Flavor starts out with pineapple and tangerine and finishes with grapefruit and dank sticky pine resin. Fantastic brew.
weihenweizen (2370) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at LB Plaudit. Hazy light orange with small white head. Aroma is nice grapefruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is some grapefruit, dank, and bitter.
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is strong and hoppy, but not all that pleasant. I am not getting any of the citrus and pineapple from the description, but it does have an odd vinegar quality to it. More spice than citrus. Very nice looking dark golden color with a stark white head. The taste has more of the spicy hop character. Very hoppy, somewhat bitter with only a slight amount of malt backing it up. I canít dog this one out completely because I have never had an IPA that I have truly hated, but overall I was disappointed with this one. The high rating and limited availability (even in St. Louis) had me expecting the best.
jercraigs (8772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015-09-08. Hazy golden orange, modest lacey beige head. 3+ Aroma is lightly green with lightly muddled orange and tangerine citrus character. Flavour is fruity, moderately bitter throughout, muddled orange citrus. Enjoyable. Dangerously drinkable. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.