firstsip (331) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper/blood orange. Bready nose. Full body. Taste has some complex malt quality, slightly sweet, a bit of a surprise at the front. Lingering hop bitterness comes off piney at end of sip.
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft, big citrusy aromas on the nose, with some floral notes as well. Citrus, grapefruit, lemon and a bit of orange on the palate, with just a hint of pine. Some toast on the finish.
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Thanks Ian! Pours orange, with a medium, pillowy, off-white head. Big aroma of grapefruit, grainy malts, and some bitter orange peels. Mild malty sweetness, with a fairly assertive bitterness, and a long, bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body, astringent, and sticky. Overall, this is a pretty nice pale ale, with a nicely balanced flavor, and pleasant aroma. Nothing special, but just a quality beer.
FestDecBeet (81) - - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a dark honey color, slight cloudiness to it. 1 finger head, evaporates into a thin film on top. Thin laces on the edge of the glass as it evaporates.
Smell: definite smell of hops in the beginning.
Taste: hop flavor, slight bitterness to it.
Feel: Better flavor with slightly larger than normal head. Not too heavy, good carbonation level.
Overall: Better served in a pint glass than a tulip.
First Drank: Mom & Dad's XMAS eve 2013
Saeglopur (251) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Bottle from Mikkeller Online Shop. Wow, what an appearance! Deep copper, slightly hazy body, with a beautiful, huge, stable, creamy, frothy, slightly beige head, that leaves a massive ring-shaped lacing. Wonderful, complex, fruity, aroma of wild berries, citrus, tangerine, orange peel, peach, pine, candy. Taste is an almost perfect combination of crisp hop and smooth malt notes, with about the same aromas again, but also a distinct biscuit malt backbone. Incredible balance! Mouthfeel is medium, slick, oily, with just the right amount of carbonation and it finishes smooth, moderate bitter, fruity and malty. Simply amazing! Close to perfection, one of the very best beers Iíve ever had, definitely the best APA I know, even better than their Zombie Dust in my opinion. I donít think that Iíve had another beer before, with such a perfect balance, high drinkability and complexity at the same time!
BrewHaMeister (153) - - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a copper brown with a two finger head. Around of, citrus, herbs, and malt. Mildly bitter. Tasty beer.
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack from Ashland, Kentucky. Deep golden. Aroma is citrus fruit then citrus citrus citrus. Taste is the same (citrus citrus) with some hop bitterness and caramel in the mix. Good finish. Nice pale, though citrus flavours arenít my favourite in beer.
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Three week young bottle pours a nice clear copper orange with some gold in the thin parts, eggshellish suds. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a malty tint. It starts malty and bready with a large pale ale feel, rich on all sides. The hops have a fresh deep complexity with some earthy green stalk, floral, light citrus pine, and light tree fruit flavors. The finishes with a little sparkle of carbonation and lasting floral orange peel hop bitterness with a touch of malty sweet. Pretty nice beer, strattles the line between a malty ipa and an overgrown American pale ale.
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Light copper pour with half a finger of head. Citrus, pine, spice, and metallic. Easy to drink. Smooth with a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Long finish
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. Amber with one finger head. Itís hard to find a brewery better at making hop bombs. This is an outstanding IPA.