KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.
The aroma was right up front with a bold hoppiness (pine, citrus and floral) along with a light grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a pronounced fruity ester (pineapple and apple).
The taste was lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus at first, and then became intensely hoppy with a huge grapefruit presence and a slight fruitiness appearing towards the finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel hoppiness lingering on for quite a while longer.
Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a dry texture and a carbonation that was just beyond soft.
Overall I found this to be a really fantastic Amber Ale with a ton of flavor and an extremely smooth and easy drinkability, which did a great job of hiding all notion of the high ABV. This is definitely a brew I will partake of again… www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
njager246 (506) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful amber, smell is malt, citrus hops, and lemon grass, taste is citrus, bread, resin, and some earth, fantastic, would love to drink fresh
davii2nc2000 (1) - Watsontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best tasting beers out there. Huge hop aroma, great malty backbone, slight sweetness at the end. So drinkable.
shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and tinny grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with nice head. Sweet orange-butterscotch malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body.
sinfull (1013) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color .medium-sized off-white head. Impressive, hoppy aroma. Great balanced taste of caramel malt and hop. long-staying bitterness in aftertaste.
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 BIF project. Burnt orange pour. Big caramel malt sweetness immediately giving easy to a huge candied citrus rind hoppy aroma. Nicely balanced with some resin and floral hop bitterness. Smooth. Very good IPA.
tbake93 (1) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tastes like it was already ingested and then ass pissed back into the bottle. It makes Coors light taste like heaven!
chinchill (2765) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Very fresh: a Feb. 2015 canning date on the bottom.
Very hoppy aroma. I could smell hops right after popping the top on the can a good two feet from my nose. The hoppy aroma strengthened when decanted into my nonic glass. Just as impressive, the fine appearance, with a deep, clear amber body topped by an especially creamy tan head, The head had excellent retention and coated the glass with nice lacing patterns. The flavor is less bitter and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. This drinks like a highly aromatic, relatively malty APA, although the bitterness and hoppiness build a bit in the aftertaste, suggesting a mild-to-moderate IPA.
Feel: excellent, with medium+ soft carbonation in a medium body.Dry finish.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer from a great brewery. Really hopped up hops and heady taste. Explosive IPA with a great aftertaste and smooth finish.
Bule (1114) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can pours an amber color with a bit of head. Hop profile balances nicely against the malt. Lots of malt.
voyageurmike (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose, ruby orange light bodied beer. Astringent almost rye flavor from this hops blend. Bitter finish.