Leighton (13254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared with the fellas at HamTech Reunion 2014 - Clinton, NY. Pours hazy gold with a white foam top. Rich fruits abound with lots of the tropical stuff, melon, tangerine and orange. Not too bitter, fairly sweet. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Juicy and rich but still well rounded. Really juicy on the finish with some honey, pale bread, lots more melon and tasty citrus. Just loads of expressive fruit character in here. Wonderful.
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler @ Beachwood Brewing, thanks to Clark for this treat. Hazy orange with a nice white head. Wow, incredible fruit character on the nose. Tons of pineapple, papaya, mango, and grapefruit. Tangerine, some caramel sweetness, and blueberry. This smells amazing. Flavor isnít as intense, but still quite good. Tastes like a blueberry muffin. Pine and herbal/weed bitterness. Moderate pineapple and mango with some grapefruit. Solid.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Campground Brewdown. Cloudy apple juice body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, orange, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light pineapple. Medium body, light effervescence.
jtclockwork (10263) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Growler shared by Bobby at Monday Night Tasting. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, orange peel, caramel malt, biscuit and sugared pine. Medium body. Dry finish.
daknole (10045) - 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.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, foamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma offers plenty of peaches and apricots, a modest measure of armpit-like funk and touches of cat piss and tropical fruit. Medium to full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor showcases heavy, earthy bitterness accompanied by biscuit and honey malts. Trends a tad toward the bitter side of balance, but well-balanced overall. Finishes bittersweet and resiny. Growler courtesy of biggsbowler!
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, 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.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit zest and grassy hop resins whirl within this IPAís honey coulis, building a tasty example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the misty blond.
-Mouthfeel is slick and perhaps too softly carbonated.
-This one didnít feel as vibrant as the superb Tornado growler we had picked up on the same day. Not sure if itís a recipe or freshness issue.
-Canít wait to get a pint of this on tap at their bigger and badder brewery!
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-08-16. Hazy bright orange body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of light musky hops, lemon, sweetish malt core. 6++ Flavour is mildly bitter throughout, lemon and citrus melange is muddled but enjoyable. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent but I didnít love it as much as others seemed to. Growler at Campground Brewdown
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a near clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pine and grapefruit combination with a hint of citrus. Flavor has a more citrus with a bit of pine and grapefruit backing.