FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 12oz bottle. Standard orange colored IPA with thin white head. Hops are quite noticeable, but take a backseat to the malt profile. More of a piney hop flavor and a bit stinky in the nose once it warms. Meh, itâ€™s okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a white sticky head. Nice lacing. Light aroma of pine and orange/tropical fruit also some sweet bready notes. The flavor is pretty subdued yet well balanced with the pine and hop resin dominating. The body is fairly light with medium carbonation, the bitterness lingers nicely.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at 1702. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is citrusy, tropical fruits and some resin. Taste has a nice sweet malt backbone with dry bitterness. Medium bodied and oily. Bone dry finish. Pretty good and super bitter.
nj_BierMaven (95) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden-approaching-amber color. Aggressive bottle pour yielded a 2-inch head that slowly dissipated, left a nice lacing on the glass. Disappointed in the aroma, guess I’ve been spoiled by the floral aromas of competing IPAs. Solid bitterness, but not balanced entirely right with the malts. A good beer, but not one of my faves and IPAs are one of my favorite styles. Something missing in the malt complexity, so it’s a little too hoppy. Won’t be plunking down cash for another sixer of this too soon.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big hoppy aroma when the cap is popped. Primarily a peppery bitterness that lingers for a bit before departing. I was halfway done before I’d even realized it.
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale gold, white head.
Hoppy, resiny aroma, grapefruit, apricot, spruce, quite spicy, dried fruits, yeast, caramel.
Off-dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, hoppy taste, grapefruit peel, spruce, pine resin, apricots, caramel, rather floral and spicy. Nice.
rollinsr (332) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Taste is slightly bitter but not overly hopped. Good easy drinking IPA with a serious ABV. Good stuff.
kryon (1075) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber wth medium white head
Very hoppy aromas of citrusy fruits and caramel malts. Nice!
Mmm. Palate is low sweetness with medium bitter ending. Its a bit frizzy, has nice citrusy tones. Well balanced from start to end. Not as hoppy in taste as in aromas but overall id say this is top notch!
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into my tulip glass. Nice tangerine nose, pours clear orange. Good bitter taste with some citrus flavors. Good body and very enjoyable beer all around.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Draft at Vabf 2012:Juicy tangerine nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head.Tangerine and orange peel. Medium body. Very tasty.