Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint. Best by date of January 2013.
A: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a frothy collar and leaves some traces of sticky lace behind.
S: Definitely lives up to its name so far. Big pine needle and resinous hops are right up front with this guy. Some candied sugar sweetness with a little alcohol flavors.
T: Piney and resinous hops, but there is lingering malt bill that makes it a little sweeter. Definitely hop oils create a lingering bitterness that lasts through out. There is also a lingering alcohol flavor as well.
M: Medium bodied. A little sticky with medium carbonation. Lasting bitterness in the finish.
O: Ho hum in my book. Pretty one dimensional in the flavor. Definitely take a pass on this one.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 06-17-2012
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tin shared with mathieuc, tom10101 minderbinder and others. thanks mathieuc. pours clear light golden orange with a nice off-white head, good retention, some lacing. caramel malts, candi, some resin - as in not as resinous as i thought it would be, peppery, hint of sweetness. average carbonation, medium body - very oily, medium long resinous but mostly citrusy finish. ok.
Minderbinder (2222) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of pine, tropical fruits, malt, sweetness. Taste is of pine, tropical fruits, malt, bitterness. Overall: Very good, pretty.... resinous.
tom10101 (3407) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (12 oz). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Unclear orange with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma of resinous hops, fruits and slight honey. Taste is malty (maybe a little too much) and resinous hops. Slight floral notes. Mouthfeel is dry. Good DIPA but it would be even better if less malty.
phaleslu (7108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. skinny can from Gretchen- thanks a lot, Gretchen! Pours a cloudy sunny orange color with a small white head that laces the glass. Aroma of citrusy, sweaty, resinous hops, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and fresh salad. The flavor is loaded with fruit, with mango, tangerine, grapefruit, melon, and pineapple, and sweet malts and pine. Medium-bodied, with a juicy, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lives up to its name.
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Copper orange with decent head. Aroma is a nice mix between dank (weed, onion, resin) and fruits (tangerine, pinneaples). More malt than your standard word-class DIPA. Very bitter, grassy and honey malts. The alcohol presence is a little overwhelming. A very decent DIPA which would have benefit from a lower profile.
BigBeer45 (1298) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, this ale had a burnt orange (copper) pour and made an initial two to three finger faint off-white, creamy head of bubbles that had a little orange tint to them, the glass had gentle effervescence flowing in the center, it left some small spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
there were hops that had aromas of nice floral, citrus and hints of sweet nectar, toasted malt, faint bread malt, some orange and lemon pith citrus, orange fruit and sweetness along with malt sweetness,
the flavors were citrus and resin hops with toasted malt, bread, and orange fruit, malt sweetness, a little light for a IPA2,
the mouth feel was medium or a little more, there was some creaminess on the tongue, I thought it was a little light on the palate for a IPA2 but it was nice on the tongue, no alcohol flavor but there was a touch of alcohol heat that went well with the hop bitterness,
this drink had a nice hoppy nose, good IPA2.
maxwelldeux (4038) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours an amber color with a fairly thick white head. Moderately hoppy in the nose, thought it’s a tad hoppier in the taste. Good brew, but not my fave in the style.
bytemesis (3984) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - thanks BlackIPA! Pours hazy amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma is strong caramel, toffee, roasted malts together with pine resin and some citrus. Flavor is ditto, medium sweet medium bitter with some light phenols in the finish. Too much on the malty side for my taste; more like an extra bitter American Strong Ale.
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. Real nice appearance. Hazy golden with yellow highlights around the edges. Plenty of retention. Aroma is quite resinous, with some citrus and bready malt. Taste is an absolute crazy amount of piney hop bitterness. I don’t taste malt. I don’t taste citrus. All resin. This one is medium-full bodied, with a thick, sticky/resinous mouthfeel, and sharp prickly carbonation. Well, it certainly delivers what it advertises. But it really is a bit overwhelming for me. I taste every bit of the 103 IBU. Try it but be ready for a bitterness assault.