iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate, draught at Double Windsor. Clear light amber orange with one finger creamy off-white, good retention at a thick film. Citrus, pine, and mango hops atop very light sweet caramel and biscuity hops. Flavor follows suit with the addition of plenty sweaty Cascade hops, unfortunately for me. Well attenuated, dry earthy bitter finish peaking at a 5. Light to moderate creamy carbonation, light to medium body. Pretty good, just don’t like the Cascades.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber thanks to dkachur, pours a very clear golden with a nice thick white head and nice lacing through out the glass, aroma is jammed pack with tropical fruit notes and citrus, the flavor has tons of pineapple, mango with a finish of bittering hops. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth, man this is awesome stuff, wish I could get this in Wisconsin on a consistent basis. Thanks Dan!
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle
Picked up while fresh this beer was kept in great shape and it shows. I wasn’t expecting such a monster of a beer from Troegs. Typically their beers are solid but not amazing. The only drawback to this beer, much like many others these days, is the relatively high cost which works out to about $3.99 per 12 ounces.
Aroma / Appearance - The semi-opaque orange body radiates bright sunny feelings. The color of a hazy sunset it attracts the eye. The crisp white head takes quite a while before it settles down. Sharp pine needles, citrus, and a moderate malt base blend into a hoppy bitter experience.
Flavor / Palate - Pineapples, mango, and citrus are one part tropical and one part hop bomb. Lingering with a dry feeling in the base of the throat it sticks as if the lining had been filed away with sandpaper. The mouthfeel is full, not cloying, and well balanced. Just thinking about it makes me wish I had another bottle. Fortunately there are plenty of other great beers in the cellar.
Gription79 (2135) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber with one of my favorite labels
A: citrus/orange/tangerine/soft floral hops
T: delicious- huge citrus fruits as in aroma, soft malt character
One amazing IPA, well crafted, balanced, bright, thoroughly enjoyable!
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden IPA with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, a pleasant white grapeskin, herbal hops, very fruity. In mouth, a smooth floral hops, with white wine quality, a bit of Brett, very nice. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orangish color with frothy white head and lots of lacing. Aromas of citrus, pine, and floral. Taste is light sweet and medium bitterness on the back end. Nice lively carbonation and long dry bitter finish. Overall a nice brew and good but nothing that stands out. Solid.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to watson1977. Big orange clean body. Malty pine smell accompanied by similar taste. Nice bitterness. Pale Ale masquerading as a West Coast IPA.
Polorl69 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am one of the biggest Troegs fans out there. This beer has an awesome floral/citrius aroma, I even get a blueberry smell from it!?, with a big white lacey head. the taste is very interesting, there is a malt base that is very unique in this beer, almost like there is corn in it? I relate it to Spotted Cow on steroids. It is a good, unique beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a sweet light caramel malty nose with fresh resiny citrus hops. Starts with a good fullness and sweet pale maltiness with a juicy grapefruit flavor and hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Has a good amount of hop character and sweet malt balance.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright and golden with a full thick bright white head with thick sheets of lacing. Smells of marvelous sweet citrusy grapefuits along with pine and a definite strong hop presence. The taste is as it should be with fantastic citrus fruits like grapefruits and lemons and finishes a little long with a nice bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit too thin, but nothing too bad.