Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Not sure of the hop varietal, but Iíd guess Willamette. Served in a shaker pint.
A: Pours a darker amber color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and it leaves some nice sticky lace down the glass.
S: Light caramel malt body, some mild citrus, and a little spiciness as well.
T: Fuller caramel malt body with a some light citrus and a nice resinous hop bite. There is a touch of woody spice on the finish with malts coming back adding some sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with a nice bubbly carbonation and a light resinous finish.
O: Pretty solid overall. Definitely enjoyed this variety of Heavy Handed more so than the other Iíve tried.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-14-2012
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color with avg head and lacing. Aroma of pine and taste of floral and pine. Decent but nothing more.
Sledutah (5737) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the holiday tasting
Cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Mild aroma is floral. Taste is floral, caramel and pine
AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Antioch. No bottle date. Pours amber orange. Some head. Some lace. Pine, citrus and some earthiness leads to a taste with caramel, heavy pine and chewy resin. Crystal malts and earthiness follow. Syrupy. Would have put the abv higher than 6.7. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet, and gets more so. Meh. Decent, but nothing to write home about. 13.7
smaynard6000 (737) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at The Hourglass Brewery. Dark coppery color with a foamy, tan colored head. Heavy citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is all bitter hoppiness, citrus and pine notes. Medium bodied with long bitter finish. Very solid IPA.
Scouser (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber colour with lots of white lacing and a little head not a bad looking beer. Nice floral rose aroma, real nice. Grapefruit/orange hop flavor, with some malty background flavors. A good beer.
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Groveland Tap. Bumped pint glass. Copper color with quarter finger head. Aroma is heavily citrus and some floral. Taste has that cloying/drying tendency some beers exhibit. Bitter hop presence which was expected based on the hop levels proclaimed in the name. Kind of a grapefruit rind element. Shows improvement as you drink it but doesnít get to the impressive stage. Itís a good one to try but lower your expectations slightly.
miyauchi38 (653) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cosmo6644 (46) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pine aroma, taste is nice citrus, malts , some pine and lemon grass, always great!
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PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium dark copper with a persistent off white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Light sprucey accents, some nuttiness in the aroma. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it, some nuttiness, a touch of caramel sweetness, a hint of vanilla. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow, citrus and floral blend, with some caramel and grain late. It pours an oily brown-orange color with an off-white, soapy head. A thick, fluffy ring is left behind with a hefty surface layer, and lots of lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium bitter with a slightly lighter sweetness. The beer is slick with a creamy smooth carbonation and a medium body. Well blended flavors of caramel and resin come through with a slightly burnt and slight cola touch. The finish is crisp with citrus and a bit of resin. The aftertaste is a bit cloying with notes of bread and citrus peel. Solid IPA, very easy to drink.