JBPortland (204) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can pours clear copper with 1 finger head that fades quick. Nose is grassy pine, pineapple, mango, kiwi. Mouthfeel is sharp up front, crisp, full bodied. Taste is huge bitter pine, greens, lettuce, occasional citrus notes. Finish is big bitterness, celery, fruity notes, earthy, dank. Awesome hop bomb.
ChiGuy68 (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz. can (courtesy of Pablo). It poured a cloudy amber with a frothy off-white head and plentiful lacing. Has a tart, citrus hop aroma and a strong hop taste with a bitter finish.
Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a rather large white head. Strong hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Lives up the name, with a resinous and thick hoppy mouthfeel. Mostly citrus flavors, orange and grapefruit. Lingering hoppy bitterness. Malt profile is good enough to stand up the the hops. Very tasty. Cool little redbull type can also.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
late night in Key West just after the sun went down after a very humid day. Insanley crisp, grassy and piney aroma. Slight malty sweetness on the palate, long bitter finish. Subtle for the style and enjoyable
dunn4040 (37) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful opaque golden-orange color. White head, decent lacing on glass. Little head retention.
Tastes of citrus, medium hoppy bitterness, pine, light mango, and spices. Nicely carbonated yet feels full in the mouth. Hoppy, crisp, and full are all words that come to mind as I take a sip. The alcohol is well hidden in this one seeing that it clocks in at 9.1%
Overall a solid IPA. Not the best Iíve ever had but it probably cracks the top 10-15. Well worth the try.
rlgk (8492) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SBWF 2013. Clear amber/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Creamy fruity aroma, bitter hops, caramel, citrus, mango, grass notes. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, raisins, floral notes, some hay. Fruity hop finish with biscuits and some woody notes. A bit unclean.
Defreni (2218) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DŚse: Flotgullet diset Ýl medet stort flot skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af mango og en tand citrus. Smagen er igen lige i skabet. I det hele taget en stor overraskelse at Ýllen er sŚ god efter en tur over atlanten.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL. $9 four pack. Drink by December 17th 2013 ... Iíd assume that this is pretty fresh, since thatís over 5 months away. I just poured this one into a standard pint.
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow-orange color. Two finger off-white head stays for awhile before turning into just a thin layer on top. The lacingís pretty patchy, but I really enjoy that mini-head that floats on top.
Smell: Super sweet aroma thatís easily the highlight of this beer. Resinís an appropriate name ... the resinous sort of piney hops are definitely the highlight mixed with almost a cotton candy sweetness. There may be some of the ever-popular non-descript tropical fruit aromas as well.
Taste/feel: Like a guava or mango sort of flavor almost all the way with a lot of sweetness at the start. At the middle and back of the mouth, this explodes with the resin/pine character, and thereís a solid bitterness. While thereís a pretty big herbal kind of bitterness (103 IBUs), Resin seems to get less bitter with the more I sip it. The mouthfeel is pretty lightly carbonated with a medium/light sort of feel. I donít mind the feel, since this could easily be cloying if it were much thicker, but Iíd like a bit more carbonation, maybe. Burps (yes, Iím factoring in burps) are just an awesome piney/earthy flavor. As the beer warms up, I get a pretty distinct caramel or toffee sort of note in the aftertaste.
Very good beer. I feel like it drinks a little flat, but thatís a pretty minor problem I have with a beer thatís pretty outstanding as a whole. It has a nice look to it, thereís a great sweet piney aroma, and it tastes better than a lot of other IIPAs Iíve had. If this were available in Michigan, Iíd get it pretty often.
Scrapersnbeer (1254) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real ropey, pinetree dank hop aroma. Darker orange, like a barleywine in overall look. Bitter blast of hops as the name indicates, maltier than expected. Full body pallet ripper. Highly recommended.
pablo951 (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has it out of a can. Pours a frothy white head with a hazy orange hue. it has a subtly yet firm and ever-present resiny pine aroma, and a smooth hop taste.