crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. A orange amber body with a white head that had mild retention and no lace. Aroma had a strong mango presence upfront. Pine, citronella and caramel malts. Flavor had good hop flavor. Well balanced between tropical fruits and pine flavors. Grapefruit was mild. Some caramel malts and the alcohol was a warming presence in the finish. Otherwise it was well hidden.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dorkenstein (22) - - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is grapefruit and hops when first opening. When it has warmed up a strong alcohol aroma takes over. The taste is of grapefruit, citrus, and hay. More straw and brown sugar tastes are later felt when it warms up.
mathieuc (1893) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBF. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is of alcohol and tropical fruits. Taste is lightly sweet with way booze than the nose would suggest and hoppy/fruity. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. Overall a good option, hopefully not too heavy/boozy or it would have been a mess.
rejtable (1597) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber lots of foamy head and big clumps of lacing. Nose is very resin with some syrup in the back. Flavours of big rubber bands, grapefruit, light syrup. Taste is big bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Big beer, alc is pretty well integrated.
BeerdedDave (722) - - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can; clear, amber color; piney hop aroma; a big, hoppy, bitter beer; lots of bitter, piney hops and pine resin; enough malt to keep it balanced; slightly sweet malt in the background; finish is bitter
BeerRenter76 (25) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aromas with plenty of juicy citrus, resin and fruit notes with some sweet malts. Flavor was a bit of a let down, the sweetness of the malts dominated the hops. The purpose of IIPA’s is to showcase hops, malt bombs defeat the purpose.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium body. Pine hop nose and flavor is balanced with caramel malt and pine hops - good thing the IBUs are 115. Best by Jul 2015. $3.90 for a 12oz gold can from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
Ibrew2or3 (7333) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall thin 12oz can courtesy of markwise pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a nice full tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malty sticky pine sap notes, some malt sweetened floral hops, a dash of grapefruit, a biscuit sort of maltiness and then a sliver of booze. The taste begins pretty smooth with malts and initial hints at the hoppiness. Then quickly resiny pine sap hoppiness and booze burst to the surface followed by some mild and sweet biscuit malts, grapefruit citrus hops and floral like hopiness. Pretty solid and the booze is there and that’s just fine for me for the style as this pushes the envelope some.
bytemesis (4128) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours crystal cleary golden orange, large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. So far so good. Aroma is pine, spruce, citrus, some dankness. Flavor is medium sweet, full on bitter, resinous, some citrus and sugary biscuit. Medium body, oily. This is a beast with a harsh harsh finish that starts enjoyable and ends hard to swallow.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can in trade from markwise-offwhite-orange A-citrus orange/resin. taste citrus-orange/resin hops with some lt/Med malt-honey.
Spab (2705) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear orange colour with good-sized whiteish head with solid retention. Aroma is dry with tropical fruit, flowers and pine resin. Flavour is fairly rich with sweet pineapple, lychee and grapefruit zest, slightly spicy resin and a bit of floral hoppiness too. Slick mouthfeel. Very little bitterness in finish. Impressive.