Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. Deep golden with a big creamy head that lasts a long time. Big fruit and caramel aroma. Eat your face off bitter. Huge grapefruit to begin. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors are dominant. Some grass. This west coast IPA is heavy on the hops and that bitterness. Caramel is under and I am happy it is. This beer needs sweetness. Flavor and bitterness says it is a double and I am surprised to see the lower ABV.
runaway (69) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours copper with a rocky white dissipating head and frothy lacing. Aroma is of pine and juniper. Flavor is pine resin and mild citrus, with a mildly pithy and pleasantly biscuity finish. Carbonation is light and body is watery though. Would be great in the summer.
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Copper pour, with an off white head. Caramel, toasted bread, bitter citrus rinds, herbal, and snack mix. No thanks.
stevoj (2879) - 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 (42) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (1558) - 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 (7100) - 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 (1154) - 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 (808) - 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 (4901) - 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.