ADesenberg (376) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice. orangey with a decent white head. It is fresh, citrusy bitter, but well balanced. It’s good.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz from Joel. He’s a winner. Pours orangey yellow, minimal foam, laces nicely. Nose is on the sweet, juicy side... Joel says maybe too much caramel malt. Taste is bitter and weakly of malt, but overly sweet... Maybe under attenuated? Lacks a lot, considering how excited I was to try this. Still, this particular one is nothing special. Would like to try again so I can hopefully get a sense of what it is supposed to taste like?
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from b3. pours orange with solid head. Citrus aroma and taste dry finish not too sweet or bitter
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost crystal clear golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big orange rind, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, grass, floral, herbal, honey, pine, and earthy spiciness. Fantastic aromas with big hop flavor complexity and balance. A truly dank smelling beer unlike any I have ever had. Taste of big pineapple, herbal, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, grass, floral, bread, and earthy spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, herbal, grass, pineapple, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of bitterness and sweetness; with a great balance of hop flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and insanely smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is not noticed at all; and this is insanely easy to drink. Overall this is a world class IPA for sure! It is so smooth and balanced; with great hop flavor complexity. I won’t be turning this down next time I see it when in Ohio again.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, with HUGE thanks to Miketd! Who knew Ohio had such amazing IPAs!?!?! I haven’t even cracked the Headhunter IPA yet!!! Pours clear orange with a thin cream coloured head, ropey lacing. Nose is super pulpy, pithy grapefruit and navel orange, with further citrus notes like persimmon, mandarins, and perfume. Flavours of quince, persimmon, spruce, juniper, light soap, lots of citrus rind! Amazing!
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes de houblon rappelant les agrumes et les fruits tropicaux, légère pointe de litière. Robe orangée, très légèrement trouble, peu de mousse et effervescence assez faible. En bouche, le houblon contribue de belles notes fruitées, mais le malt est également plutôt présent, montrant un caractère de sucre d’orge. Finale très amère, moyennement sucrée et légèrement métallique. Bof !
PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, compliments of Matt. Pours a glowing orange, small thin head and lacing. Aromas are tropical citrus, white oak, pineapple, tangerine, pine, funky skunk. Taste is fresh and tangy citra hops, guava, onion, vanilla, cheese, cherry tasting malts. Nice and balanced and perfectly bitter at 70 ibus. Reminds me of a zombie dust. Amazing.
deyholla (5384) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of strong resinous pine with an underlying grassy note and a grain backbone. Flavor starts with a bitter grass note but grows into a pine note with a a realtively strong sweet grain that comes out.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a thick white head. Huge hop and citrus aroma with a massive mixture of various exotic fruits and hop breeds. Incredibly inviting. Flavor is much the same. Peaches, mangoes and grapefruit abound in the flavor. Nice bitterness with a great bitter and citrus aftertaste. Really really good.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bittermestupid. Thanks Greg. Pours light amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, but seems more celery than anything. Med body. Flavor is mild floral/citrus over a nice caramel backbone. Don’t know where the celery went. It’s pretty darn bitter, and it finishes that way.