jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of fresh hops with a hint of cardboard. The taste was citrus with lemon, grapefruit and flowers. Very tasty IPA.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of resin notes as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor is very similar. I get some dry, resin notes and a hint of biscuit malt. The beer is very "sticky" and there is a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA.
JFGrind (1810) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral and fruit aroma, golden bodied IPA with fluffy head. Aroma grows on you, however, beer has a on sided bitterness that the aftertaste of citrus and grapefruit cannot upright.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, light perfume, citrus, tangerine, mango, grapefruit, toasted malt. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of lemon, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Too bad some husky grain creeps into the taste. Still, nice balance, enjoyable drinking.
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has a nice pungent hop characteristic, resin, pine, sticky, and with a hint of grapefruit. Appearance is a clear golden with the slightest hue of amber in it, and a fluffy white head that lingers. Taste is uite nice hop upfront with a nice bite on the backend and a lingering sticky resin hop texture in the aftertaste. Overall, Good but not great. I would get it again. Cheers!
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stubby’s. Cloudy golden yellow with a medium slowly dissipating creamy tan head that makes some thick ass lace. Aroma is wonderfully dank with cat pee, woodsy notes, pine, resin and middle-of-the-road malt. Taste is west coasty and semi-dank with woodsy hops, tropical fruits and moderate to high bitterness. Solid.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber/gold with a white head. nose is tropical fruits, sweet, florals, light spice, and more hops. smooth on the palate, heavy tropical fruits, crispy hops, bitter, and a clean finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma hints to apricot & berry, grassy, a tad dirty sock and a bit of malt. Flavor is somewhat similar (minus socks) with a light sweetness and earthy bitter finish. Light-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Is ok.
krisolson (57) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I did not like this beer at all. Great hoppy aroma and good golden color but the taste was horrible. Probably just too strong for me. The taste left a bitter almost metallic burnt taste. Lingered forever...
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear burnt orange; first aroma is a big, dank and dirty grapefruit-pineapple rind combo; it almost imitates a kind of funkiness with just how dirty it is. Biscuit, apricot, flowers, and cotton candy creep in slowly to soften it lightly, and nicely. That sensation grows, and it seems to have more in common with the floral-forward examples than the danker west coast ones. The dirtiness of the initial aroma does tend to hang around and it doesn’t blend well.
But then the hops taste really quite tropical; golden kiwis, mangoes, oranges; underlaid with lots of clean, honeyed malt that supports it perfectly. The body is rounded and firm, and sticky in the finish, offering mostly those same fruits and some syrupy weed to linger around for a while. This is a fine but quiet example that doesn’t let any of its qualities be outstanding.