tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Amber color, crystal clear. Great nose, awesome hop flavor. I did prefer ruinten however
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The grassy, herbaceous hop aroma coming off this has Stone written all over it. Beautiful crystal clear medium gold color with a nice and lasting white head. The first sensation is a bite at the back of the throat which I’m not sure is caused by the hops or the alcohol or both, but it’s an enjoyable sensation. This is quickly followed by a devastatingly bitter, tongue numbing bitterness with a delicious combination of grass, pine and grapefruit (all the greatest hits!). This is countered by a caramel malt sweetness that helps mellow the hops just enough to keep it from becoming ridiculous. That balance of sweet and bitter sticks to the tongue through the finish. I did miss my perfect window of 7/4/2013, but I can’t imagine this being any better than it is.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange color. Aroma was perfumy with alot of floral. Taste was quite bitter; floral, perhaps too much so. Strong, but not the best/most complex flavor.
alexanderj (3313) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; 8/2; strong aroma of citrus, grapefruit, earth and BO/funk. Flavor was good, but probably average for the style. Earthy and citrus; alot of hopping. Some sweetness; alcohol fairly well subdued. Good, not great.
kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All around great nose and balance. Enough hops to wet the appetite, but malt to back it up, yet leave it alone.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy By 08.02.13 poured from bottle. Perfect color for an IPA. Love the aroma - citrus and floral notes. Great hop character too. Very clean front with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not quite as good as when it’s a day or two old, but still very good.
UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle of 08.02.13 from tleaver, many thanks bro. pours copper with an ample cream colored head with some lacing left behind. nose has pine, citrus peel, cat piss, mango. fuck dude. taste has this plus caramel and stiff bitterness. body is smaller than the 9+% abv would suggest.
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Deep straw with fluffy white trade. Slightly hippy aroma not what I would expect. Really quite hoppy, nicely so. Lingers well with a nice finish. Pretty nice. Really opened up once it warmed. It was really nice then!
marzenloverNM (22) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this in a tasting at the beer store. Fruity and hoppy to be sure. A bit over the top for my personal preferences.
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Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had the most recent version on tap. Lots of pine, citrus, and some scallion. The taste didn’t disappoint and was nice and piney with some citrus notes as well. The finish is right where you’d want it to be bitter, dry and flavorful. Only down side was the scallions...