AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Dennis Brothers. Pours orangey brown with some head. Great circle lacing. Aroma has citrus and pine and resin. Some of that burnt bacon smell. Lots of hops, and lots more hops, in the nose. Taste brings sweetness with some caramelly malt, bitterness with citrus, some bulk and body with a lovely pine flavor. Not too syrupy. Crisp but with some fullness of flavor. Finishes medium long and bitter. This is an excellent brew! Iíll be interested to have it head-to-head with Furious and those oily hops. (In honor of Joie .... I wish your daughter had been as nice and sweet as you!)
BVery (4265) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP: clear amber/semi-red pour, white head, good lacing. Floral and citrus hops on the nose, sharp floral and citrus hop/malt on taste, very good beer.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CLevar for this one in trade. Cheers, Caleb! Pours a clear amber with orange highlights and a receding white head. Nose is hop-forward to say the least: a bit of malt with grass, pine, earthy, and herbal hops with hints of spice, reminiscent of rye. Flavor is a shot of malt followed quickly by piney and somewhat citrusy hops along with grass and herbs. Somewhat prickly with the hops, and a bitingly dry finish. This fresh hop is enjoyable and very drinkable- at 6%, I could drink 2 or 3. Very nice wet hop IPA; complex and mildly sessionable.
thome50 (578) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can via several MN doods, Matt, Mark and Tyler amongst others. Thanks. Week old can so it had to have dropped off and be not ideal. </joke> Aroma is fresh and citrus forward. Not any real dankiness like Iíve gotten out of other wet beers. The taste is very bitter and citrus/pine forward. The malt barely comes out at the end. The lack of any real sweetness is what differentiates this from a DIPA to me in this glass. Overall, very nice fresh hop beer and in the top three for this season for me personally.
portableparty (1598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can to snifter. Pours clear dark clear amber with a soapy off white head that dissipates to a thin tight collar and some lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus hops. Taste is creamy bitter and clean with a resinous floral grapefruit and pine taste. Palate is medium and crisp resin bitterness with a gritty dry finish.
McGrupp612 (138) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured into a snifter. Clear dark gold. Nice small white head and good lacing. Faint grassy aroma. Nice bitterness and grassy flavor with some hop resin too. Dry with a medium body and perfect carbonation. I tried it straight from the can and it was much more flavorful. Overall, I was disappointed. I would have never guessed they used 100% citra hops in this. I expected more tropical and citrusy hop aromas and flavors.
ElGaucho (2034) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Nondescript aroma. Hazy brown. Has hints of furious. Harsh malt finish that overwhelm fresh hop. Not great.
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz pint can courtesy of tytoanderso. According to Ty, this was
canned Monday! Pour is mostly clear golden with a nicely formed off white head that falls with heavy lacing. Tiny carbonation bubbles streaking to the surface. Aroma is floral grass, light lemon citrus, leafy resin. Some grapefruit in here as well. Taste is fresh resin hop, along with bright clear lemon citrus and finishing with the grassiness of the nose. There is also a pleasant sweetness to the lemon, giving it an almost pineapple taste. Additionally, lighter sweet cracker malt is present, also fresh and clean. This is really vibrant, hop freshness just pops. Palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation, with the dry resin finish. Really nice, thanks for getting this to me so quick Tyler.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can shared by birchstick- thanks, Jon! Pours a clear, deep gold color with a small white head. Aroma of dank hops, spices, rye and sweet breads, grass, and pine. Flavor of herbal, earthy hops, straw, pale malts, grass, and cereal. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really nice, smooth, quaffable quality. I could drink this all day.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can courtesy of Atom. Wow, is this right in my hop wheelhouse! Pours amber with a sticky tan foam. HUGE aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Wonderful malt sweetness balanced by the flavor of the big hops. Dry bitter finish that is very appetizing.