juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can, courtesy stfun. This one pours a glowing sunset orange color and topped by a small, smooth head of off white foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaving sudsy spots of lace around the glass. Thousands of bubbles quickly move up the glass giving it a lively appearance. The aroma is very west coat in nature showing big, juicy grapefruit and orange citrus up front followed by a toasted caramel malt base to add some sweetness to back up all the hop bitterness. The flavor follows suit, but not quite as bright as nose suggests with the juicy orange and bitter grapefruit up front along with notes of resinous pine. Toasted caramel and biscuit malts provide the balancing counterpart, but everything still tends toward to the bitter side from all the hops. The palate is substantial with some residual sugars adding heft to go with moderate carbonation that leads to a lengthy, bitter finish. This one doesn’t quite get as dry as some of the better west coast examples, but it is a really tasty brew and enjoyable to drink. Really good stuff. This brewery continues to impress.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste poured from a bomber on the bus at the BeerCraft 2nd Anniversary Party in August (based on notes): Grapefruit aroma, some grapefruit and blunt bitter flavors, bitter, oily medium bodied, finishes a bit sweet. Thanks EdHops from norcal beer geeks for sharing!
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can... Strong citrus aroma - grapefruit for sure, but that’s not all. Peels from a medley of citrus fruits. Medium-bodied with buoyant carbonation. The flavor tilts far into the bitter side of balance, but abundant medium-roast malts make their presence known. Bittersweet, rindy finish. Can shipped my way by StFun!
Ed5388 (2453) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can shared by Dan P. at JohnGonk's sons birthday party. Poured a haY dark orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus skins, and fresh cut grapefruit. Taste of pine right off the bat, followed by caramel malt, fresh grapefruit, and citrus zest.
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong citrus flavor nice sweetness and tropical hops. Has a a nice clean yeast presence.
574deadzone (1160) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a somewhat hazy amber with a smaller khaki head. Nose was quite subdued and malty, some citrusy orange trying to peek through the caramel malt. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, not especially intense. Medium bodied, oily, grainy, finishing a bit dull. Not really impressed with this. I’ve had some good hoppy brews from Sun King, but this was not one of them.
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour is amber, white head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of citrus, floral, pine, caramel malt. Taste is moderately bitter, pine, grapefruit, light sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, fruity finish
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Love all the citrus that comes through during the aromas and taste of this IPA. Acquired this via a trade and was my first from this brewery.
Jaysbeers (85) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the Sun King tasting room. A medium amber, clear pour with a one inch head. Hoppy aroma. A hoppy, carbonated bite with a little sweetness and tart citrus at the end. Finishes with hoppy bitter.
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indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had out of growler thanks to dustin. pours golden yellow decent head.all grapefruit up front with all bitter in the end. this beer did not have any balance . would not seek it out but would not turn it down. ok beer
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
YES! Great beer. Had from can at GABF. Hard to believe there is no grapefruit involved.