DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery during a media event. Again, impression may be different than when it comes in cans. Body is darker than the Sidekick I just had. The nose is not as pronounced either, just a bit of fruity hop. More conflict here between the hops and malts, too. Both are in the forefront, seeming like an all-barley battle against an IPA level hop load. Definitely some Pacific region hops involved. No particular hop predominates, just a pronounced aftertaste.
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a gentle nice hazy copper color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some lovely light somewhat foamy lacing sliding down the glass.
The smell was floral with a side of caramel malts trying to combine but staying mostly in the background.
The taste was semi - sweet through the malts and letting the floral hops settle into the background.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was nice and harsh invading my tongue just as it should.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good option for an AIPA that I would probably keep as a regular in my fridge if I lived in the distro of this company.
gnomungus (40) - - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, sugar forward ipa, but better than that would normally suggest. Initial taste is sweet, with caramel and hops. Not wild about it, but would drink again.
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can into snifter. Poured hazy orange with minimal head. Ok at best. Not my favoriteIPA
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours kind of an ugly orange-brown with very little head. Nose is nice grapefruit with a little tropical touch. Taste adds some nice malt sweetness.
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint of deep gold honey with a dissipating off white head. Nose is America IPA standard, hops, citrus and grapefruit, more resin. Flavor is citrus and grapefruit with more resinous hops. Really decent flavor. I dig it.
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth and creamy, it goes down nice and malty but the hops come in a second tier and gives it a wonderful overall flavor, perfect for a casual IPA drinker
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Can at State and Lake, 6/24/14
Aroma: The aroma on this one has some spice and orange hops
Appearance: It has an orange colored pour, an off-white head and some streaky lace
Flavor: It has a pretty solid flavor, similar to the nose, and somewhat balanced
Palate: This beer has an average-plus carbonation, decent body, and a medium-dry finish
I thought this one was decent, but it wasn’t a beer that I loved. Solid, but not great is probably the best way to describe this beer.
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber pour with a thin, creamy to soapy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, sweet fruity and floral notes, some citrus, a little soap and a little biscuit. Flavor is biscuit, caramel, toffee, husky grain, toast, citrus, earthy floral, pine and grassy hops. Light to medium body with a creamy to syrupy entry, medium carbonation and dry finish. Decent IPA, interesting hop notes, could use more hops and/or a little less sweetness.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good and not too bitter. A little bit malty and very amberish. Nice aroma and aftertaste while drinking.
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Craig’s. Sweet crystal malt, bitter, dry, juicy hops, pineapple and melon.