MaBeer1972 (1308) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Six pack of cans from Julio’s. This is a hazy light amber brew. Frothy off-white head into the glass. Strong aroma of spice and spruce. Flavor is malty up front with layers and layers of bitterness. Slightly muddled, with a very bitter finish. Not very refreshing at all, but a solid IPA.
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange color with big chunky white head. Nice resiny hop aroma. Good malt body and resiny hop finish. Delicious.
miyauchi38 (233) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tpaz1913 (11) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy bronze. Nose has grapefruit and honey. Taste is a hop explosion with a bitter front with grapefruit running the show and a slight hint of lemon. It has a big malty finish with a slightly sweet and tart linger. One of my favorite IPAs, but definitely a hop-forward selection.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Mostly citrus (orange) in the nose. Nice. Not super strong though. Flavour isn’t super strong, but it’s pleasant. Pineapple and grapefruit. Not much from the malt. Okay bitterness. Decent IPA, nothing spectacular.
hot_carl (3) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really great flavor. Surprising for a beer from Utah. The beer smells good too. Hard to drink just one.
BeerdedDave (339) - - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy amber color; piney, floral hop aroma; piney hop flavor on a medium bodied malt base; a nice, well balanced IPA
rolfc81 (56) - - AUG 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Decent IPA. Crisp but a bit of a bite at the end............................
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a lasting white head and lots of lacing. Melon, pine and mineral aroma. Taste is dry with mineral and chalk notes. Bitter grapefruit rind as well. Finish is dry and bitter.
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-16-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has fairly good retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a nice abundance of sweet citrus and some lighter tropical fruit as well as more bitter hop smells of a grapefruit and pine nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a strong bready base with some light caramel sweetness and a mild grapefruit hop bitterness. As the taste advances further the caramel is lost to lighter fruit flavors in nature. While this occurs so to does the citrus grapefruit bitterness increases. As time advances however the grapefruit hop flavor gives way to a piney hop flavor, which at the end of the taste, leaves a bitter yet fairly balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being below average and light. The combination of the two overall, gave it more of a cask beer feel, which was nice for the hoppy and malty flavors of the brew.
Overall – A pretty nice IPA with a good balance between breadiness, sweetness, and hop. Well worth a try.