rondphoto (2688) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden amber with a 1/4" head and bands of lace. Taste begins with caramel malt, but it is quickly overtaken by medium pine hops that last far beyond the finish. In fact, I finished the beer ten minutes ago, and the hops are still lingering. For the hop fan, this is a mainstream selection; for the malt fan, it is a little much. Surprisingly, the high alcohol is not present in the taste or the palate.
jmm635 (913) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a sticky white head. Sweet grapefruit hop aroma. Resiny as the name would suggest. Sweet flavor. A little too syrupy for a canned beer. I feel like it should be a little smoother.
johnnyhotpants (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can into a snifter. Great lacing, beautiful golden orange color. Nice blend of hoppiness and the alcohol is hidden very well. Would totally buy it again.
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Leafs93 (1833) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, earthy and toast. Taste is bitter with a touch of sweetness. Medium mouth feel with a slick texture.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a friend. Crisp amber pour with a cream head. Nose is fresh hops, sticky fruits, and smooth. Great on the palate, chewy fruits, no sign of alcohol, very smooth, nice finish.
halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a hazy light amber color with a thin to medium white head. Aroma is of citrus, floral, yeast, and some booze. Gently floral, soft citrus. Dank and resinous, spicy malt and toast. Touch grainy. Long pithy bitterness on the finish.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a four pack at Giant Eagle in Lancaster, Ohio. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a decent sized and rocky off-white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Man, I can pick up the hop scent two feet away from the glass. More aromas of grapefruit, raisin, and some tropical fruit. Taste is full bodied, fruity to the max, with some multi-grain malt and a touch of grapefruit juice. Finish is mildly bitter with more of a citrus and spicy hop aftertaste that slowly disappears. Pushing into the hoppy barley wine territory. I like the Energy Beverage sized can.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Crown Liquors, Indy. Interesting idea to put this in one of those Red Bull-style bullets. Iíd been looking forward to this brew, and confess that I found it an odd and not terribly satisfying big IPA. Fairly cloudy deep orange pour with a nice froth to it, good lacing as well. Nose was a bit "huh?" with its faded fruits, malts, and a fast appearance from bitter hops, like a glove slapped to the face. Mouthfeel was fullish, palate a bit hot. Grass and caramel clashing in the flavors, not so much balanced as opposite corners. It was okay but certainly not especially resinous, piney, or even brightly hoppy at all so much as just heavy and sticky.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
HaZY orange,frothy thick head,lots of lacing.
Very nice hop aroma with bready toasty malt.Complex with fruit floral,spice refined hops pungent dank.Guess i could say resiny?
Very pungenty hop flavor/very slight funk but refined with the malt and really its not that bitter Has some lingering grassyness.First ive seen a beer in an energy drink shape can.
sgrodo (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great canned beer. Nice hoppy flavor not very malty