phikus01 (85) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent IPA, citrus pine grassy aroma, dank spruce hop bitterness against a solid but in the background backbone. Nice lacing, balanced finish. Perfect abv for an IPA and carefully woven into the hops and malt to make this almost too drinkable. Top notch it is.
rgfellow (81) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange, one finger head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and grass. Taste is pleasantly bitter; little malt. Solid.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - loads of citrus fruit, apricot, and mango.
A - poured a clear pale gold with minimal head.
T -sweet malt flavors kept in balance by bitterness. Hop flavors of citrus and apricot & mango agree withthe aroma.
P - medium bodied with a hint of hop and malt stickiness kept in check by good carbonation.
O - Great beer overall. Iíd describe this a Wyldís big brother. Tastes like a fuller bodied version of Uinta Wyld. Which is a complement as Wyld is a fine pale.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter from bottle. A: pretty medium fragrance, simply smells of hops with slight citrus. App: clear, golden color with a slight amber hue. Long lasting, slightly tan, frothy head T: very top hopped, probably 3 hop varietals, predominantly goldings, very light front and very light back, same hop character all the way through. P: medium bubbles, goes down smooth with a minor burn/bite in the throat from the hops. Medium to long lasting aftertaste.
Murrow (69) - 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.
smboselli (69) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Did not live up to the hype. Not hoppy enough, and flavor profile rather boring
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CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange, looks like a thick IPA. Pinky finger of white head, lacing will occur. Nose is very fresh with a strong presence of esters, for some reason I think of a sugary apple. Taste is fruity and slightly malty up front; this is accompanied by a lasting, yet somewhat mellowed, bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly thick like I predicted; sweet with very little carbonation. Good brew, would like to see a better malt backbone though.
whicheck (66) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper color with good lacing. Decent pine smell with some malt. Flavor is a very solid hop but yet kind of crisp and clean.. very decent IPA. Malta kinda sit on the palate a little bit after a while.
nj_BierMaven (64) - 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 Iíve 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 itís a little too hoppy. Wonít be plunking down cash for another sixer of this too soon.
anggrec (64) - Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle to tulip. Clear copper color. I am a hop lover and this is the perfect combination of malty, citrusy, hoppy flavor. I like it a lot.