thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) clear amber with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of candied citrus, cream, and fresh citrus with the leaves and all. Some caramel in the nose also. Taste of caramel, biscuity, bready, nice linger.
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a very small, foamy white head. Aroma is strong, wet Amarillo hops. Soft spicy notes and caramel as well. Taste is fresh Amarillo hops, soft caramel, sweet malt and spicy notes. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a resinous feel. Ends with more fresh hops, spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt and fruit notes. Nice!
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 11/7/10
Aroma: The nose is mostly grass and pine, with some vegetation, toast, and a drop of spice
Appearance: It pours a clear, pale orange color with a small, bubbly white head
Flavor: Taste has some bitter hops and resin, some toasty flavors, just misses the mark a bit
Palate: The body is medium, it has moderate (plus) carbonation, and a dry, slightly rough finish
Unfortunately, this one doesn’t quite hit the mark. I was expecting a little more from this one, as I’m a big fan of fresh hop IPAs and I generally like Terrapin’s stuff as well, but this one just wasn’t that exciting. The flavor is a bit unexciting, I was expecting more of that fresh resin/pine flavor, but it’s pretty dull in this one. Too bad, because I do like the name, and I thought this was going to be really good.
jgb9348 (5607) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a ruby glow and a thinnish, relatively fast-dying tan head. Aroma of plain and simple, fresh piney hops with a very noticeable resiny scent and a touch of caramel. Effervescent medium-bodied; Strong biting piney hops up front fades very quickly to a mild malty backbone and a touch of nuts and bitter caramel. Aftertaste is light, especially for the style only showing a minor sweetness and maybe a touch of hops, but not enough to be bittering. Overall, a pretty big let-down considering the style and the great [retro] named beer. Even those who like IPAs should probably pass this one up due to its lack of hops and its high price. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, Virginia on 14-October-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 17-October-2010 (3 days after they said they got it in store to mouth) for US$10.20!!!
obguthr (5579) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Terrapin’s Hop Harvest Festival: Subtle, rosehip and mango nose. Cloudy copper, thin head. Dry orange peel and overripe orange flesh flavor. Nice citrus qualities, relatively low IBUs for the style. Not very intense. I prefer Hopsecutioner, but this is a good IPA, for the non-hophead.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Very hoppy with citrus and grapefruit and almost tropical like punch notes aromatically. Fresh hop tones that die out a bit in terms of taste, the punch tones dissipate and the flavor is more grassy, hints of bread, and honey tones. A bit prickly in terms of bitterness and carbonation. Still very good overall.
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a nice super deep burnt orange/amber with ana verage sized frothy super light khaki colored head. Aroma of super fresh hops, juicy fresh oranges, toast and lemon zest. The body is medium with only a slight hop bite and the carbonation is just a tad to stingy for my taste. Flavor of hop cones, grapefruit rind, yellow grapefruit pulp, bread crusts. Nicely done but I found the aroma a bit more pleasing then the aroma.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle that pours a rust orange color, with aromas of caramel, grass, pine resin, and citrus. Flavor is much the same, balancing out the hoppiness with caramel, not to much of a bitter bite, decent beer overall.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is nice malt backbone and a ton of floral, citrus, and pine hops. Fresh hops are all around, and very good. Flavor has similar qualities with a huge hop, grass, pine, citrus, and floral presence. A very enjoyable beer, one of my favorites from Terrapin.
Cybercat (5047) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - almost like sniffing a pine tree, with a firm undertone of slightly sweet grapefruit. It pours a luscious dark golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma promised, but is still fairly hoppy with a malty undertone and more than a hint of citrus, mainly grapefruit and orange. Texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a nice tingle.