Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby/amber with a thick and creamy, mocha head. A lot of lacing present. The nose is all hops. A lot of piney, resinous notes come in strong at first, but they break way for a slight citrus touch. A little bit of sweet malts and caramel are present as well. The mouth is very similar. A ton of piney hops and bitterness. The sweet malts and caramel play a role here as well. Smooth finish that leaves a nice, lingering bitterness.
danielst (349) - AUSTRIA - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Orange amber color. Grapefruit and lemon pith aroma, sweet crystal malt and hop resin flavor. This is really tasty and a nice change from paler IPAs.
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper with a slight haze and strong off-white head. Fantastic hop medley aroma spiked with piney notes. Flavor is dry and piney with an excellent soft texture and just enough maltiness; hops are complex and well done with orange peel notes. Quite good.
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Huhzubendah (3484) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4.5 overall: 4
A: Orange color with a thick head that leaves very sticky lacing.
S: Hops, citrus.
T: Refreshing and tasty. Fresh hoppy beer. Delicious with hop bitterness present in the finish.
M: Very nice. Carbonation is on the money. Crisp and clean.
D: I would drink this often, if it was available to me. I could definitely toss a few of these back.
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jc1762 (798) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Virby44 for the can! Poured into a snifters showing moderately filtered dark brown with white foam around the edges.
The nose doesn’t show much. Light malts with a bit pine but not much else. Upon warming up, a lot of caramel malts on a very light background of pine resin.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of light juicy pineapple with moderately intense pine resin in the background supported by a light malt backbone. Simple but tasty. The can is about two weeks old but I’m guessing this would a lot more fruit and less malt on tap.
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Caramel, soapy.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Caramel, bitter, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Okay, not enough citrus and too much caramel malt and bitterness for me.
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is not hoppy,but not super. While you taste, you would have a different kind of feeling. Probably it’s because of long storage. Light amber with small head. Very piney , fruity and hoppy. Well balanced and relatively dry finish. Very good
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet citrus fruits, lemon and lime, unripe passion fruit. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter. Floral hops coming up, very bitter citrus fruits, grapefruit, unripe orange, some grass, lively carbonation, medium bodied. Nice IPA, fairly bitter in taste, grassy in palate. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.
ochniczek (263) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. clear medium amber/red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, intense hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Maakun (3933) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at The Chicago Diner. Slight hazy amber with beige head. Marmalade, lemon peel, some resinous hops, caramel, light toffee, drying grass and some marijuana in the finish. Almost medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit oily feel. Nice.
TH28 (379) - - JUL 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. 6/22/16 can date. Appearance: Reddish, amber brown with a slight haze and a moderate khaki colored head.
Aroma: Toasty, light caramel maltiness, with a moderate resinous and light citrus hop aroma.
Taste: Rich toast, bread crust and caramel maltiness dominates the taste profile. Strong hop character throughout to balance the rich maltiness, leading with resin and finishing with a moderately strong perceived bitterness and a quick burst of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy body for the style, with a medium carbonation.
Finish: Hop bitterness really lingers on this one, almost stronger than during the actual tasting. Sticky resin really lingers on the tongue.
Overall: Really interesting in that this beer seems to be a blend of an American IPA, Red IPA, and and English Bitter. Malt profile reminiscent of English pale ales, but the hop profile is probably suited for a IIPA. One thing is for sure, there’s nothing weak about this beer. It’s very good, but the intensity would make it tough to power through multiple in one sitting.