stevoj (2320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big burst of hops up front in aroma and taste, then fades quickly, kind of metallic. Sweet malt takes over when hops fade. Lots of promise, but lacking overall
kemoarps (23) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as I crack the tab on the can the aroma comes gushing out. Popping with juicy sweet fruits and floral hops. That fades and it becomes more grainy and caramel malts. Stays relatively sweet though.
Oh yeah, the appearance: deep orange amber. Nice white head dissipates eventually to a simple cap, but laces up nicely.
While the aroma was more sweet, the flavour certainly presents the bittering side much more decisively. Grapefruit and orange rind. Finish is pithy with a touch of the juicy note promised on the nose, gives some service to the caramel promises made earlier as well. Lastingly bitter.
Small carbonation tickles more than it dances. Smoothe and drinkable. Bitter finish coats things in a pleasantly warm manner. Into it.
Lagerboy (1322) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Mostly clear brownish orange copper, vanishing off-white foam. Pine citrus hop aroma. Taste is mostly fruity citrus hop, mildly sweet darker c-malt, some evergreen, more subtle herbal floral spicy notes. Softer carbonation, medium bodied yet still lean, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Can, no date. Doesn’t seem stale but not fresh either. Bigger crisp hoppy citrus aroma. The rest is pretty ho hum. No follow through on the hops in the finish. Starts strong but can’t close. Please people, date your bleeping beer!!!"
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Tony. Opening the bottle is concerning. A big ring of grey sludge, but then pour is great looking. Aroma is citrus, and some thing weird. Overly bitter, harsh, citrusy. Ok
MunBro (506) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit darker amber pour than I expect from an IPA, but out of the 300+ beers I have rated this one had the best head I have ever seen. Perfect 2 fingers of gorgeous, pillowey foam that left lacing from top to bottom of the glass when I was done. Nice IPA flavours, not too citrusy but very clean palate and quite refreshing. Up next: their single hop farm IPA!
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark amber and light froth. Quiet nose for style. First flavour is WTF...french toast...maple?? Dry and hoppy. Weirdness drops through the glass. Piney after initial shock.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Ana ttractive pour, nice orange colour, fairly clear. Good rocky tan head on top. Some malty aroma and fresh citrusy hops over top. Taste has some toasty/biscuit malts, grain, touch of earth and citrusy hops. Light aftertaste with some citrus. Pretty solid.
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Fritz123- thanks again! Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head that settles unevenly. Aroma of grass, herbs, spice, straw, caramel and toasted malts. Flavor of grassy, spicy hops, straw, cereal, caramel, florals, and citrus peel. Light-medium bodied, with a bitter, floral, citrusy, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice IPA.
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Brennans in Brookfield. Pours an orangey amber with a white head. Some spots of lace. Aroma has stone fruits, citrus, and pine. Light herbs show up down through the glass. Taste is of somewhat dank fruits, some lemon, tangy pine and resin. Light toffee malts show up in the background, and get heavier down through the glass. Also somewhat watery. Medium bodied, and resiny but thin. Finishes bitter and sweet, with tangy-ness. Their session IPAs were much better, which is a bummer. Need to work back up from those as a base. 13.2