riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity tropical floral nose with biscuits and a touch of toast/caramel. Pours golden orange amber, thin creamy ring of foam, nice lace. Nice filtration. Good looking beer. Biscuity and toasty, floral, orangey, a little catty, touch of tea in the finish. Not bitter, but well balanced and very drinkable. Plus one point for name. "Itís The Trooper!"
adnielsen (6206) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Sun Up. Pours a dark golden orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy, somewhat herbal, piney hoppy, grapefruity aroma. Fairly malty, light caramel, sweet, citrusy hoppy flavor. Flavor was a bit disappointing but still not bad.
savnac (2064) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sun Up. Clear amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt with pine, citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with a medium hop bitterness and some fruity yeast esters. Medium body with a slightly rough mouth feel. Probably great when fresh but this one seemed a bit old.
UMSwoosh (1) - - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrus, grass, herbs, alcohol, leaves, bread, cereal, floral, spruce, dough, great flavor
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. I had this on cask, which I think is unfair :o) This is smooth. Semi-sweet finish -- toffee and hops. Somewhat of a garlic bite. I liked it though. I could have another of this especially versus what other beers they offer.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Not much on the nose. Pours orange with a bit of head. Doesnít have much lacing. Fairly inert on the tongue. Pretty boring.
decaturstevo (4084) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with creamy tan head and lace. Resiny hops and sweet caramel malt aroma. Caramel malt, bread, and resiny hops bitter. Medium full bodied with creamy carbonation. A well balanced beer. pretty nice.
dcschiller (1995) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On draught at SunUp). Pours a clear copper color with tan head and nice carbonation. Aroma has some citrus, pine and some caramel. Taste has balanced sweetness and pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Bitter finish. A nice, solid IPA with great balance.
AZnative (3) - Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. I donít know if my nose wasnít working properly or if this beer just doesnít have much smell, but I couldnít pick up anything but malts. Itís a copper color with a thin white head. Taste is really malty for an ipa, a little too much for my taste, but is also piny. This beer is slightly above average at best, but it being a local brew brings it up a few notches for me.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours an off white head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is citrus-grapefruit/tangerine/pine. Taste is pine/citrus-grapfruit/tangerine hops with drying bite, some light malt.
highibus (661) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper color with no real lasting head. Decent aroma but a bit lacking. Flavor is nice earthy piney hops and just a bit of malt to back it up. Really nice ups with a decent kick.