ravens_n_beer (23) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed from a growler at Perfect Pour in Maryland. Wow, the aroma is so prevalent you can taste it before it is on your palate. Clear amber orange with a thin tan head. Very clean satisfying taste. Mouth feel is smooth, broad across the tongue and pairs well with a fresh spicy steak salad. This is so satisfying. Well done!!
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04.20.14 bottle. Poured a crystal clear amber-copper color with a large off-white head. Great hoppy aroma with spruce, pine, and herbs. Taste has a surprising malty backbone with plenty of good hops. Loads of herb flavors with lots of spruce. Very crisp and refreshing, the alcohol is well hidden. Instantly one of my favorite IPAs.
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 I first had this offering with the 2-14-14 version, however, it was a leftover more than two weeks past due when I bought it. Still extremely tasty, but when I saw this 4-20-14 bottle I had to pick one up to try fresh. Wow, am I glad I did. Pours is a hazy orange and gold with decent head and left some lacing throughout my glass. Very complex and citrusy smell with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine, evergreen, toast, and nuts. Taste is amazing with grapefruit, fresh hops, orange, grass, pine, pineapple, mango. A little alcohol is noticed too. This series is by far a top 5 among beers I have had. I will definitely get future releases.
LearninBeer (421) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 04-20-14. The aroma is hops - spruce/evergreen. Pours a clear golden orange, with big off white head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.
BigMug13 (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is so good they could call it Man Nut and I would still drink it.................
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Roscoe’s Fifth Annual IPA Summit. Full golden color with bubbles. Pine and tropical fruit aroma, with a hint of floral soap. Taste is fresh resinous pine and tropical fruit juice, with a note of caramel citrus. Well-balanced refreshing fruit hoppiness.
Michbeerlover (146) - - MAR 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome smelling, looking, tasting and after tasting IIPA. Don't see how one can be better than this. Perfectly balanced. Crisp, clean, light and no trace of the 9+ %. A must buy it if you are a hop head.
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spacemonster (85) - Igo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is very pungent pine-citrus. Dank is right. looks very clear with nice even carbonation. bold orange amber. Taste is oniony/piney/grapefruit rind. nice. .melon/mango/lemon peel. Easy drinking as the 9.4 isn’t at all apparent. A really solid DIPA.
TheArgoPirate (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber of Enjoy By 4/20/14. Points a slightly hazy golden with a slight orange tin. The vigorous initial white head mostly dissipates and leave slight lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is bready with resinous grapefruit and grassy hops. Very tasty.
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john_chaney (18) - - MAR 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sought this out, like many of us. Found at a Lq in Hockessin, De on 3/27. So pretty fresh. Poured into a Brewdog 2/3 pint glass. Pours a orange golden amber with finger and half of off white foam that recedes quickly, but, remains as a small ring around the edge. Small effervescent bubbles. Aroma is overripe mango, citrus, pine, and alcohol. The flavor follows... initially, but eventually gives way to the piney hops. Small amounts of caramel malt break through the pine but only grudgingly. The beer ends with a nice bite and just a little bit of malty sweetness. Top notch beer from a respected craft brewery. I would enjoy this by 4/20 again.