BeerFanDan17 (945) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours caramel color with crisp hoppy notes. Good malt balance and flavor.
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BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is lacking some piney sent, appearance is nice golden color, with finger and half head, taste is hoppy but piney matches aroma. overall its ok
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber brew with big perfume aroma of alcohol and wood. mild hop in the aroma as well and this one tastes as good and as it smells. some sweetness and some syrup.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with lots of white head. Tons of pine and resin hop aromas - smells great! Lots of bitterness but a caramel malt backbone to keep it from getting too out of hand. Citrus and more pine. ABV well hidden.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/resin. Taste is pine/resin hops, sweet light/medium malt-caramel. Soft carbonation.
burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice bronze color with white head from the tap at TBBC. Aroma of a bouquet of flowers, not too many hops comming through. Taste of grapefruit, hops and a hint of potpourri.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at TBBC into a dimpled mug and with a clear copper body with gold hues supporting an off white head. The aroma wasn’t focused too well in the hugely wide mouthed dimpled mug but I ended up noticing mild to faint levels of leafy herbal hops, ribbons of spicy hops, sweet maltiness and tired buttery yeast. This is the first beer of the day for me and I get pleasing smooth flavor right from the start with malt sweetness, firm loads of grapefruit and tangelo like citrus hop, spicy hops and a good deal of pine hops too. There are a few moments around midway where a touch of sweet light skinned fruit esteriness and just a quick pulse of buttery diacetyl make their presence known. Into the finish the citrus and pine and lesser notes of spicy hops flow straight into full boil hop addition bittering hops and those notes linger on and on into the after taste. Solid flavor and bittering hops for this IIPA to go along with a modest booziness for this big ABV offering. The yummy hoppiness helps me forget about the tired yeast notes. This is YUM.