kramer (5303) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a one finger frothy white head that left a little lacing. The nose is fresh and bright with citrusy hops and some toasted malt with a light caramel sweetness. The flavor shows a bit of residual sweetness from what I think is crystal malt. Normally a turn-off for me, but itís pretty minimal in this instance, letting the hops show through and do their thing. The finish is still a bit sweet for my tastes, but there is still a decent amount of lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a slight clingy sweetness yet enough bitterness to scrub it away. Fizzy prickly carbonation aids the bitterness. Pretty decent drinker, but not something Iíd seek out again.
_angst_ (3256) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours clear golden with a frothy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and tiny malty with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, orange peal and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange zest, freshly cut grass, lemon zest, pine and resinous wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, crackers, lemon zest, pine and grass. Pretty sure this would have been better if it was fresher.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have enjoyed a handful of these (on separate occasions) before getting around to rating it. I find its a very serviceable IPA, solid hopiness and good malt balance. there is nothing that stands out as fantastic, but its really good none the less.
rader58 (814) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours Pours a hazy light honey color. Aroma of citrus, pine, hay. Flavor is citrus, pine, tangerine, caramel. A citrusy and slightly bitter hops in the fore with a smooth caramel sweetness in the finish. A great IPA.
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange, white head. Lovely hop aroma, hop taste. Solid IPA
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed amber orange with a thin white head. Big sticky pungent hops, earth and grapefruit. Toast, malt, earthy malt and pungent hops. Bitter grapefruit, pith, lots of quinine and grapefruit. Tasty and well balanced.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange color with a small creamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was strong sweet and tangy pine and grapefruit. The flavor was tangy and sweet pine, resin, sour caramel, orange and more resin. The finish was long and tangy pine and resin. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
bmerz (726) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with great soapy head and lace. The aroma is a fresh hop blast of cat funk, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Flavor is soft biscuits, moderately sweet, candied orange, grapefruit, and a strongly alpha acid bitter finish that lingers. This must be very fresh. Itís full, soft, and fairly light on the palate other than the hop effects. A hop fix...nearly over so but hey...thatís what I love.
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a cloudy gold. Mellow, but slightly spicy hop aroma, with hints of citrus. Flavor is very balanced up front, citrus, light fruit and sweet, bready malt mingling together, followed by a dry burst of pine. Bitter, alcoholic kick of a finish that lingers for a good while. Oily mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Overall, a quite nice IPA, but a little rough around the edges.
callmemickey (3359) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-yellow body, decent sized white head, streaky lacing. Nose is a mixture of pine and citric fruits. Fairly balanced, but certainly not bland or boring. Citric notes take over in the flavor profile with pine hanging in there as well. Light malt presence. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, mellow bitterness.