pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours honey gold with perfect clarity and a frothy head of foam that stuck to the glass like cotton candy. Beautiful effervescence streaming up the middle of the glass. This one’s lovely to look at. Nose is peachy, tropical & floral. Has a little dank which I love and the malt is peeking out with some biscuit and honey. Taste is near perfection with no alcohol, some hop bitter and light malt to greet the palate. Light, clean but it falls short of crisp. The hops come up catty and earthy and the malt is fat with cracker and bread. Finishes bitter and a touch of grain. Of all the Troegs I have had this one is the least impressive. Troegs has it’s own brews to compete with and this one is good, it’s even better than good but it lacked nerve.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wegman’s. Aroma is leafy, catty, and green. Pungent and herbaceous, somewhat piney, like freshly crushed yew berries. I don’t care for the body and flavor of this beer. It’s washed out, overly dry, and too focused on a narrow band of filtered tasting hops, making it feeling like a cleaned up and sanitized take on traditional West Coast hop bomb examples, like Pliny the Younger or Sculpin. The malt structure is too thin to support the level of bitterness and an overall paucity of hop flavor makes this less enjoyable than it could be. Filtering is an issue here.
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours golden Like a lighter beer. Citrus fresh nose and medium heavy carbonation. Light white thin head. Bitter light mouthfeel. Citrus hop burst upfront and some off balanced sweetness to follow. A strange imperial ipa with little alcohol taste. Seems like a lighter beer but still tasty. Little floral taste which can be a positive.
---Rated via my mouth
salvaticas (596) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very mild for an imperial IPA. Smooth aroma and palate. Subtle hoppy taste. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mild citrus crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of mild caramel vinous citrus and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, dark gold with a robust, white foam head. Toasty malt nsoe with touches of caramel, some lightly tangy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, orange and lemon citrus, faint alcohol, grapefruit, some lightly toasted grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish, some pine and grass, a bit of toasty sugar, dry citrus.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at fatheads in Pittsburgh. Aroma is faint, lightly citrus. Pours is on the darker side of golden. Flavor is a blast of citrusy hops. Not especially bitter, but a beautiful bouquet of hop flavor.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with an off white head. Garlic, fairly spicy herbal hoppy, somewhat grapefruity aroma. Somewhat bitter, onion, toasty malty, herbal hoppy flavor.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Pale orange pour - mostly clear. Small spotty white head. Citrus rind in the aroma and flavor. Doesn’t taste overly malty, but there is almost no hop edge at the back end of the taste - incredibly well balanced.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Slightly hazy rustic golden color with a decent steady white head.
Grassy and piney nose, with some bitter citrus, fresh bread and apricot jam.
Juicy hop flavors, hi bitterness, citrus peels, pines, some bready maltiness, faint nuttiness, and minor medicinal notes.
Med-full body, nice lacing, alcohol well hidden and long finish. OK.