stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its a liquid tree! Well balanced but hop forward with a strong pine / resin profile, pairs well against the darkesque malty body.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours hazy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, floral, pine, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance under the bitterness; and zero cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 2012. Found this one last time I was in Boise. Amber color with a white head. Nice balance and complexity. Plenty of hops and a dry, bitter finish.
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 once can thanks to summer 13 secret santa. Nice amber pour. Good aroma. Bitter and hoppy. Good malt build. Pine. Simply a well done IPA all in all.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can from Buckeyeboy. Thanks again! This one pours a rather dark golden orange with a stable off white head. The aroma is a good, standard piney, grapefruit, hints of caramel IPA. The flavor is the same. Good body, not too much caramel malt. Solid bitterness. Summer fruit, pine… strong finish. Nice one.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ponce can from Hayduke. A hazed and coppery pour. A big off whote fluffy head takes its time to fade and sticky lacing remains. A nice and clasdic west coast IPA aroma with caramel, citrus and pine. A big biting bitterness kicks in early. It is somehow multi layered bitterness. A rich feel. The hops are citrus including grapefruit with pine. Yeast is kind of bready. My only knock on this beer is that the bitterness almost over powers the flavors. It is not a shrinking violet beer.
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
trade from buckeyeboy pours a golden color, medium soapy head, smells of citrus, hops and sweet fruits...taste are sweet hops, citrus and hint of carmel...little bitter finish but thats a ipa i hear....great beer
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a lighter orange color with a beige head. Aroma was of orange and peachy hops, with light pine to go with it, as well as some caramel malt. Flavor was much the same, fairly bitter, but decent amount of hop flavor too it. Think this one was a bit old and still pretty solid.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into a pint glass. Half finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
Smell is citrus and pine.
Taste has a strong bitterness with mild malt. Good balance.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A solid IPA with a good dose of bitterness that’s balanced nicely.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub August 2012-man, this place is crazy!! It was Boise State Football night so everybody in the place was going nuts! Pours dark orange with a hint of haze with a small eggshell fluffy head. nose is piney woody hops straight up C hops. Flavors follow suit-tons of pine, resin and lasting speriment like bitterness. damn this is bitter-lasts forever! Very dry and lush body with nice carbonation. I love the huge pine here-very much my type of IPA. Textbook example here! Awesome!