chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, I love when brewers do this. Itís the same reason I love single malt scotch. Letís find out want things taste like at the very foundation. The malt was perfect for this ABV. Sturdier than a straight Pilsen malt. It did not need any specialty malts to stand up to the hops. The hops were also interesting. They might have been unsuitable for a less substantial IPA. But with this sturdy malt and the higher ABV, the hops worked well. The brighter side of the hops is fine. The citrus and mild pine are perfect. The other element of these hops is what make this beer interesting. Tropical fruit aroma and earthy taste. Not exactly what we associate with an IPA. But apart from the style definition, the beer works. I really enjoyed the idea behind this beer and the instantiation (to borrow a software term.) Nice work, Southern Tier.
TheHopster (945) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 (Bottle). Light amber complexion with thin head and thin lacing. Balanced hop and malt flavor with some alcohol and strong ale bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
matty (265) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark gold color with a quick white head. Aroma is a mix of malt and pine hops. Medium body, taste is a good balance of malt and hops. Slightly dry finish, hops stay on. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jflopsu (857) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold with heavy carbonation and light sediment. Has a fruit malt, floral and citrus aroma. A nice mixed taste of fruit malts, citrus hops, and grains. A sweet malt and light hop taste.
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a large off white head. Notes of fruity / citrusy hops, with a decent carmel backbone, and and long peppry finish. Nice.
williamherbert (1400) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden apple juice color. Good carbonation. Long lasting lace.
There isnít a ton of aroma, very mild and subtle. Some flowery, pollen hops.
Flavor is utterly bitter: flowery hops, heavy grapefruit. Earthy malts, but the bitter hop is simply brutal (a compliment).
Slushy, thick feel. While itís not a hop bomb, there is nearly no malt balance. Would pair well as a black n tan with a malt bomb.
trapped (1512) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Hazy bright orange with medium sized creamy off-white head, faint citrus aroma, low carbnation, well balanced slightly hoppy malt taste, medium finish with little bitter aftertaste. Deceptively easy to drink, very good brew!
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 4, 2015 - on tap at Gerst Haus. Clear golden pour with head and lacing. Nice balance of malt and hops with touch of spice in aroma and taste.
BrewBoxer (2472) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the craft beer festival , beer at the pier in the south street seaport. Dark ttannish color with a boozy bready flavor and a nice aftertaste. Very good
DialSquare (3582) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím assuming this is the original 2014 version and not the new one. 12oz bottle: orange pour, white head. aroma of pine, citrus, malt. tastes are grapefruit, orange peel, herbal, light spice, floral, biscuit.
puboflyons (2637) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Mildly cloudy golden pour under a large white head that fades. Aroma of toast, citrus, and the tropics. Clean though. Medium to better than medium body. The taste brings out a breadiness, a little citrus, thyme, pepper, and a bitter sweet character. Lingering. Pretty darn decent.