tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic aroma and thick lacing head. Not to the caliber of Furious but it is pretty close. They should have stuck to the unicorn label. Grapefruit and pine front end. Back end bitter and not as pleasant as the amazing aroma. A little to one dimensional but still an amazing beer.
CpyNPrnT (472) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, taste is lots of citrus, grapefruit, tropical hops, very dry on the palate, finishes short and crisp- taste at DLD 2015.
Vir4030 (556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a thinnish head. Sweet delicious aroma. Nice mouth feel and flavor. Hops are light a bit bitter and yummy. Aftertaste is bitter too quite an adventure.
Sask89 (423) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light Amber colour, clear with a nice white head. A lot of grassy, floral, and citrus hips in the aroma; noticeable grapefruit scent. Taste is slightly sweet throughout but has an intensifying bitterness. Lighter body, thin but smooth mouth feel and lively carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 My Bottom Line:
This very fruity IPA delves deep into tropical territories before letting resins and hay brush a finer portrait.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy blond.
-Carbonation is relatively low and feels natural, which increases drinkability.
-For people in the Northeast, this is very similar to what most Vermont breweries are cranking out these days in terms of IPAs (though not as dank).
-This is not nearly as malty as their Furious.
-The hop fruitiness yields citrus, bananas and flowers.
emacgee (4278) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft peachy gold pour with one finger of offwhite head. Nose is peachy and spicy with woody hops and a resinous quality. Resinous and spicy with a firm bitterness and citrus notes. Medium full bodied with a peachy finish.
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, sunny blonde appearance. Aromas are hop forward but restrained a bit, suggesting dandelions, pine resins, cannabis and the softest hint of honey. Lighter malts only. An herbal, sprightly pepper like sensation is always there and hard to label. Similarly, rosemary and white pepper notes decorate the flavor with a delicate, fresh spiciness, over the basic canvas of grapefruit, stone fruit skins and pine resin. Clean and dry mouthfeel; fresh at the source, this is pretty on point.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is Lots of citrus and floral hops. Slightly grassy up front, lots of citrus and some tropical fruit. Fairly light body, easy to drink. Very hop forward, little bit of caramel malt. Very good.
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hop notes- almost candied tropical fruits, grapefruit, light pine resin. Inviting. Medium bodied. Flavor is along the lines of the aroma with a little less sweetness. Very enjoyable brew.
BeerBunker (800) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Had a ton of sediment, but it didnít taste old. Aroma is of hops, caramel, and pine. Taste is of juicy hops, citrus, and caramel. Has a strong lingering pine flavor. The alcohol is definitely there. Mouthfeel is very soapy. As it warms up, the more the pine flavor comes through. Has a very bready malt backbone that evens the beer out. Itís not overly bitter or hoppy, but it goes down easy. After a few sips, each sip ends with a slight alcohol burn. Itís good, but nothing amazing. It does the job.
jh773 (207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden-yellow with plenty of carbonation and a large, spongy head. Aroma is vegetable garden, citrus, flowers. Taste is sweet then hoppy; not like candy, more like a subtly-sweetened soda; hops flavors are mostly pine and floral, not very bitter. Smooth body, dry finish. Not as overwhelmingly huge as a lot of West coast IPAís.