jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold/orange body with a frothy white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, citrus, mango, passion fruit, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Resiny flavor, but not overwhelming because of the light caramel, tangerine and other citrus fruits plus peach and mango. Better than so many one-dimensional, resinous IPAs.
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Oranges, Tangarines, Mildly Bready
T: Grapefruit, Oranges, Mildly Zesty
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Bitter
Overall, this must be a single hopped beer but it is pretty damn good and very drinkable.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL flip-top growler at Woodshop 8. Pours a low haze, bright golden. Low foam. Nose is sticky fresh mango pulp, juicy. Taste is a bit cheesy, biscuit, nutty, aggressive citrus peel. Juicy, soft palate. Very nice.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange pour, soapy white head. Dank aroma and some sweet citrusy goodness. Flavor is citrusy, juicy and somewhat bitter. But within the hops is some really nice sweet malts. Wonderful.
SveNssoN (1) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a swing-top bottle to find one of the most exquisite, balanced and tasty IPAs Iíve ever had. This is truly a world-class beer and one of Massachusettís finest.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml growler served in a Kuhnhenn snifter. Thanks to time4lunch for the brew.
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger height of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.
S: So juicy and vibrant. Fruity mango, pineapple and orange. Floral notes with a sweet bread malt body. Grassy with a mild citrus pith.
T: Really follows the nose. The mango is a little more juicy with accenting pineapple, pear and orange citrus. Sweet floral notes with a little bitterness from the light grassy notes. Minimal malt sweetness on the backend.
M: This is wonderful. Super light with just a little prickle from the carbonation. Sweet, fruity and floral on the finish. The drinkability is out of this world.
O: Absolutely crushable. I could drink growler upon grolwer of this stuff. Perfectly balanced with nod given to the hops to come to the forefront.
Serving type: growler
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml swing top growler surprise from WillRunForBeer! Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium sized foamy head that quickly fades to ring and leaves some lacing. Could smell the aroma instantly on the pour. Juicy, dank hops. Passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, banana, lemons, light grass, light caramel, and peaches. Taste is different than I expected based on the aroma. Itís thick and hoppy but not really that juicy, which is a good thing here. I expected overpowering sweetness based on the aroma but itís pretty mellow here and itís balanced out by the moderate bitterness. Still lots of passionfruit and citrus in the taste but Iím also getting berries, pine, and flowers now. Medium to thick body with a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Slightly dry in the finish. Great complex IPA. Right up there with some of my favorites.
WillRunForBeer (189) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entered a few days late to avoid spoiling a surprise. Pours brown gold with an offwhite head that lingers and coats the glass. Aromas of orange, mango and pine. Taste pale malt backbone which is mostly overpowered by sweet tangerine citrus and pine hops. Very nice.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing top. Golden pour with white head. Cluster of hop aromas. Flavor is blended and still a bunch of different flavors but blends reasonably well.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler Very cloudy bright orange
Loads of acidic fruitiness. Citrus.
Phenolic with tangerine juice. Bright and bitter but slightly medicinal. I think itís nice but not more than a glass