NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Tired Hands. Pours a hazed golden with a sticky white head. Nose is woody and fresh, notes of cedar and citrus peel. Clean and crisp. On tasting, medium high bitterness balanced by robust base malt. Very clean. Citrus peel, and tangerine along with that woody simcoe note. Pretty great IPA.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 oz growler shared by NobleSquirrel. Thanks, Brian! Pours a nice glowing golden yellow hue, light and vibrant, sunflower hues with a firm haziness. Frothy brighter white head rings small, laces ok as a loose ring. Aromas are firm grapefruit, bit of mandarin oranges, some grass and florals. Firm bitterness, some bready malt, almost a touch of herbal quality. Some bread, gentle grainy dry straw element. A touch of fruit. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some straw, clean bready and grainy malts meet lemon, florals, richer leafy green hops. Some good bitterness, medium presence, good piney element from the nose translates to a decent presence. Middle is gentle bread, richer fruit shows some melon, citrus, with florals, gentle pine. Backend is floral, a touch herbal, faint dill. Dry and piney finish with just a touch of doughy sweetness tempered by that rich hop presence. Pretty nice.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, pours hazed yellow gold with white head. Aroma lemon pinesol, catty. Flavors catty, oaky, grass, pine, sweet grainy malt base. Clean finish, smooth bitterness.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 liter growler thanks to Brian. Thanks dude... Pours a bright lemony hazy hue and topped with a creamy fluffy white head...Musty upfront, not clean at first. Aroma of piney citrus, pretty assertive pine aspects. Settles down after warming and opens up... Lemon, pine, and citrus. Pretty clean tasting. Dry soft grain backing. Drinks light.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky straw gold pour with one finger of sticky/lacing white head.
Very juicy aroma. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Very toasty and grainy in the flavor. Some dry citrus rind and diacetyl
(may be the hops: cooked peaches/buttery). Light bodied and dry on the finish.
Godofthecellar (543) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, thanks hayden
Poured an extremely hazy yellow with off white head. Smell of lemon peel and hoppy goodness
Taste of citrus, lemon, grapefruit, rhind. Well balanced juicy flavor
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 Litre Growler filled 6 days ago enjoyed at home in New Hampshire in a Hill Farmstead Becher Glass.
A - Incredibly hazy lemoncello appearance. Looks like a lemon liquor with a hint of gold. Minimal 1 finger had that fades fast to a small big of lacing.
S - The nose is ruby red grapefruit and more citrus I can’t quite identify. It has some resinous aspects but overall, the bright, sweet and acidic grapefruit juice nose.
T - Almost no maltiness and perhaps half of the bitterness I expected from the nose. Up front, I get mango and peaches and the finish is an acidic almost tangy grapefruit juice taste.
M - Thin body, no sugar sweetness, just citrus sweetness. Not sticky nor does it stick around for a long time.
O - this is a damn good IPA. I could drink this on tap every few days if it was available. Nice and clean, not too bitter or sweet. Really bright and juicy. Excellent job, Jean...it’s one of the very few IPAs my GF will try and ask that I pour her a glass.
pilgrimoutlaw (688) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brew pub. Pours cloudy gold with creamy white head. Citrus, pine, straw, tangerine. Moderately bitter, light sweetness. Medium, creamy body.
jkwood04 (3244) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler into a tulip. Pours hazy copper/golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral and fruity hops plus a nice amount of caramel and pale malts to balance it out. Flavor the same with a good blend. Average texture. A really good IPA.
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muchos gracias to FooFaa for sending this growler down. Split with the wife. Pours a hazy yellow with fantastic white head and solid lacing. Smell is brilliant mix of oranges with a touch of candy. Flavor was slightly disappointing when compared to the amazing scent, as I was hoping for just a touch more sweetness. The bitter/citrus flavor was excellent. Vibrant medium mouthfeel. Glad to have tried this beer. I am fairly certain it will end up in the Top 50 for IPA. Growler - Trade from FooFaa