craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Selinís Grove. Hazy copper pour, decent frothy head. Nose and flavor marked with nice fresh grassy hop, notes of grapefruit and touches of lemon zest, and some caramel and spice notes in the back as well. Clean and well made; not amazing, but very tasty.
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden pour with with white head. Grassy and Greg citrus hop aromas. Flavor has similarities with prima, however ends a little bit more muted. Still very nice and fresh.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-17. Orange body with a small beige head. Modest aroma, sort of hoppy, earthy caramel malt. 6+ Flavour is pale ale like, modest hops, modest bitterness with a kiss of smokey earthy character if you look hard for it (which I was since I was originally told it was a rauchbier! So perhaps discount that a bit). Average bodied palate. Decent, I am very curious to know if I would have scored it higher know what it was at the time! Growler, Campground Brewdown 2012
GT2 (8177) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at Campdown Brewdown. Clear orange pour with medium white foam. Herbal, squashy hop nose. Excellent, dank nose. Taste is thicker, oily, bitter, herbal. Very rich with no astringency or wooly, sawdust tannins. Nice.
Huhzubendah (2403) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
A: Hazy orange with a healthy, half inch of head that possesses good retention and leaves some decent lacing on the tulip glass.
S: Whoa! I can already tell this is going to be awesome. Citrus and hop aromas as fresh and alluring as can be.
T: I am truly floored. This beer blew my expectations out of the water. Delicious flavors of apricot, oranges, tangerines, nectarines, grapefruit, floral notes, and fresh hop flavor. Just wow.
M: Medium bodied with a beautifully bitter, slightly tart finish.
D: While I was drinking this beer, it was literally hard to focus on anything else. I could drink a growler of this by myself, and I know Iíd be catching the drips at the end. I really, really like this beer...a lot!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice lacing, small white head, piney aroma, lively, very piney with notes of stone fruit, a little fruity pebbly... Medium body, very good...
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has some floral notes but is dominated by pine. Flavor is very piney with some flowery floral hop notes...mildly medicinal but i think its the result of a growler rather than straight from the tap. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous with a bitter/piney dry finish.
callmemickey (2485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Deep orange-amber body. Creamy, two-finger off-white head. Good retention and solid sheet-like lacing.
S: Aggressive citrus notes. Orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Floral/pine undercurrent. Caramel base is detectable throughout.
T: Similar to the nose, there is a fair bit of citrus here. Getting more grapefruit here than in the nose. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but pushing the bounds of IPA into dIPA territory. The herbal/floral/pine hop notes contribute a tea-like character.
M: Smooth. Creamy. Medium bodied. Fantastic, moderate bitterness finish that fully engulfs the mouth.
O: Top notch. Selinís Grove is a three hour drive for me, making sure this is on tap is a must for me before I make the trek out there. I always get a growler fill to go.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to chase2634 for this. Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: This isnít the best looking IPA Iíve seen. That much Iím sure of. Deeply hazed orange amber color. About two fingers of white, foamy head that falls quickly and leaves small touches of lacing.
5.0 S: This might be one of the best smelling IPAs though. Jam packed with flowery and citrusy hops. Megatons of mango foremost, followed by pineapple, papaya, and maybe some orange. Behind that there is grapefruit and pine. Lastly, this has a strong sugary aroma in there. Despite the color and cloudiness, the malt and yeastiness are really faint. Just a touch of breadiness from them. Really intense and really pleasant.
4.5 T: Taste is much like the nose. Incredible amounts of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Cake icing, grapefruit, orange, and pine. Again, really intense flavors. The malts come through more this time. Slightly biscuity and bready from the yeast. Moderate caramel sweetness and some peachy fruitiness from there. I really like this, but Iíd prefer if the yeast were a bit cleaner.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation, especially for a growler. Reasonably creamy, though I could go for a bit more in lieu of the slight chewiness it has. Otherwise, smooth.
4.5 D: This beer doesnít fool around with the hops. Thatís probably why itís so highly ranked. Canít say I donít love it either. Worth seeking out.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-20-2011 02:22:50
joeneugs (3107) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coming from California, I wasnít expecting much as far as IPAís are concerned, but this one was quite enjoyable. It pours golden orange with an off white head. The aroma is very nice with tropical fruit, peach, pineapple, and some flowery hops. The flavor is potent and full bodied with peach, pine, florals, (spruce?) Nice complex evergreen finish. This one would do quite well against the best West Coast IPAís out there. Well done.