Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light amber with a thick head. Bright hop aroma with hints of wood, nice citrus. Smells awesome. Dry, pithy, herbal with just a hint of almost fruity sweetness. Really nice example.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at Jupiter fest. Warm dark golden amber, hazy with tight off-white head. Bright hoppy aroma that has a fresh grain background too. Fruity aroma with tropical fruit, orange, citrus, and juicy flavors. Woody and piney too. Nice stuff with sure session potential.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy goldish orange with a small white head. Grapefruity, hoppy aroma. Slick body, smooth, easy drinking. Nice bitter-fruity finish.
glennmastrange (2652) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jupiter Beerfest. Moderate malt aromas of caramel and roasted, heavy hops of orange and pine, light broth for the yeast. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery yet a bit slick and has a lively carbonation. Great aromas and flavors with good balance. I’m looking forward to finding this locally.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Jupiter beerfest. This was actually quite good! Orange pour wtih a nice head. Aroma is full of citrus hops. I get lots of different citrus, grapefruit, lemon and calamondin. Flavor has a great hop bite full of grapefruit peel and some nice malts to finish this one off...yum.
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at JCBF09. Wonderful smelling IPA with a hazy burnt orange color. Nose is fantastic with lots of floral and citrus hops, like smelling fresh grapefruits and apricots. Taste is very hoppy but not near as bitter as I was expecting, very well balanced with alot of lasting caramel. Hits of orange and a unidentifiable spiciness make this quite complex and different. Very very good.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go out to my secret Santa Deuane my growler poured into my Selin’s Grove pint glass produced very little head maybe a wisp of lace. This was on top of a hazy amber colored brew.
The aromas are incredible some of the best I have experienced in an IPA and the first time I can truly say I grabbed an orange note in a brew. Nice floral hops to this brew as well
Flavors are great citrus, orange and grapefruit. There is enough sweetness from the caramel malts to balance it off. Medium mouthfeel but the carbonation was a little lacking I think I chock that up to the growler
This is a very drinkable IPA more on the sweet side of the balance but close to being perfect. A true recommend in my book. Thanks again Santa
Disclaimer some of my score I know is because of the growler would love to try it fresh
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler platter. Tarnished brass appearance with a citrus grapefruit aroma. Citrus hop flavor with a tart acidic feel. Grapefruits and tangerine with a flavor that lingers.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a beautiful amber/orange, with a good head even from a growler. There was a lively carbonation that lasted through the beer and there was lacing left on the glass. The aroma is grapefruit and piney hops, just awesome and very refreshing. The beer is bitter, but a nice bitter that melds perfectly with the maltiness. The beer finishes smooth, not bitter like some IPA’s. They hops last the whole way through the beer.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Selins Grove. Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of resiny, sticky, fruity hops in the aroma; apples, tree fruits, and oily, sweet fruit cocktail; really nice nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: intensely chewy, sticky and resiny fruity hoppiness; no roughness along the edges; relaxed bitterness; generous, great hop character; would bump up a couple points with a bit more carbonation. Lengthy finish: fruity bitterness, bread, and toasty malts.