flatmatt (1379) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Bright a bright gold with a heavy fine particle haze and a white head. Very bright, juicy citrus and tropical aroma. Tropical and citrus hops mix with grassy, herbal hops in the flavor. Some pretty good stuff.
Homer321 (3766) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade. Nose is weirdly fruity with some spiciness like allspice or coriander. Hazy orange with medium sized white head. Taste is fruity with a moderately creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. Just too sweet with muddled hop flavor.
PartyFowle (905) - - APR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gently hazed marigold with a soapy but sticky white head. Cooked oranges and some biscuity malts in the nose, along with some clean floral hops, mulch and just a bit of pineapple. The flavor is well-balanced, vigorous bitterness matched with honeylike malt sugars, then a flash of apricot, tangerine and alcohol at the swallow. The body might be what I enjoy most about this brew: it’s creamy and soft as marshmallow fluff. Feels more like drinking a cream-based cocktail than a beer.
ebone1988 (961) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is tropical fruit, dank, pine, malt, decent. Appearance is golden amber, hazy, white head. Taste is initial tropical fruit, then incredibly bitter, pine, earthy, a touch of malt and a ton of booze. Mouthfeel is medium body, sticky, light carbonation, incredibly bitter aftertaste that is almost minty. Overall, this is one of the more bitter IPAs I’ve tasted, otherwise it would be better.
Beaver (1589) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw gold with a big bubbly white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is some bready caramel malt with a lot of piney tarry hops.
The flavor is sweet straw malts with a little fruit and a big piney resiny abrasive bitterness with a light note of green onion. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a big abrasive hop bomb.
Criz (333) - - MAR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I started to like this beer slightly less the more I drank. Although it is a solid iipa, it has a odd sweet woodsy note that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Nice hazy golden color, thin white head. Very piney aromas, followed by earthy tones and a sweet woodsy cedar finish. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, and cedar. Very bitter on the palate, crisp finish.
douglas88 (7956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow orange color with a small white head. A light funky citrus nose. A sort of odd nose. The flavor is toast, citrus, some bready sweet malts. Mild to big bitterness. Lemons. Interesting beer. Somewhat raw. I like it.
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a lighter orange with a white head. Aroma was of tropical and grassy hops, booze, and caramel. Flavor decent upfront but the bitterness was at an offensive level that turned this into a drain pour.
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from flandersned. The beer is a pretty pale yellow with a white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma has sort of like a citrus bug spray thing going on. Very resinous with lemony and citronella qualities coming through strongly. The taste is unfortunately about the same. Bitterness is over the top with nothing to back it up. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one didn’t do it for me.
SpongeRuiner (1085) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinkable and clean tasting. Bright citrus flavors and quenching. Crisp clean feel really brings it together. Good stuff.