Duchammer (184) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured hazy orange with a white head. Aroma had a pineapple funk grapefruit light floral and earthy notes. Taste was grapefruit pineapple wet hop earthy finishing dry! Great beer!
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine and resin aroma. Hazy brown body with a off-white inch thick head which laces the glass handsomely. Bold rich bitterness is balanced with slight sweetened malt. Smooth with a nice warming sensation on the palate. Rich smooth finish. Drinkable and enjoyable.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange with a frothy two finger white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style but otherwise looks pretty good.
Slightly earthy, tropical fruit hops aroma with a grainy, sweet caramel malt backbone. Grassy with resinous oils and pine needle character along with hints of grapefruit, blood orange and pineapple. Smells decent but the malt character is strong than I prefer with lots of caramel, toffee, leather and biscuit.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a huge sweet malt presence that almost completely overpowers all of the hop flavor. Dry and bitter up front with some earthy pine needle and sticky hop oils but this is nearly cancelled out by the strong malt flavors. Slightly leathery with a lot of caramel sweetness along with hints of toffee, rye, biscuit, hazelnut and dark fruit. There’s some subtle boozy heat/sweetness in the finish but overall the ABV is well masked. Overall, this beer is way too malty for the style and doesn’t even taste like an IPA in my opinion. Feels more like a weak barleywine than anything else.
jimhilt (2549) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit and pine hops, flavor is caramel and grapefruit hops, light bitter aftertaste. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
kevinsenn (1952) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bright citrus aroma. Honey malt taste with orange hops and a moderately butter finish. Enjoyable.
kayres (794) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with a thick white head. Grassy aroma and a bit of citrus. A bit grainy and well balanced. Pretty malty for style
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nearbeer (4785) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear burnt orange with a film of cream. Aroma is earthy caramel, lightly spicy citrus and touches of cherry and dried wood. Flavors of orange toffee, dried wood and sherry. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a nice balance. Seems a bit boozy for 7.5%.
BVery (9417) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of guava and resin, but there’s a little unwelcome caramel/toffee in here too that I could live without. Close to being very good.
Chalumeaux (1013) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle medium dark orange with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus straw and sweet pine. Taste is somewhat sweet orange with a long lingering bitter hop finish.
hotstuff (4841) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating on 8-23-2012 (Bottled on 05-2012) The appearance of this beer is a medium sized off-white head with a long retention, slightly hazy golden body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is pine hops and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops, bitter, caramel malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. For the style, this beer is not very hoppy tasting which makes it very quaffable for non-hopheads and worth trying.