dmac (5232) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capones. This one blew me away. Poured a very nice looking orange/copper body with an average frothy white head. Aroma of sweeter citrus, caramel, hop syrup, slight honey topped toast. Awesome palate that is fuller and syrupy with stronger carbonation that finishes sweet. Flavor of citrus rind, yellow grapefruit meat, slight bit of earthiness. This one is great.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Pours an amber color with white foam head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Sweet citrus taste with a nice hop hit. Solid.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with yellowish hues and a half finger white head that quickly settles into thin ring. Spotty lacing.
Sweet citrus hop aroma balanced by earthy grass notes, tropical fruit and pale malts. Hints of orange peel, grapefruit and mango as well as some biscuit, graham cracker, grass and pine.
On the fuller end of medium-bodied with a decent balance of dry/bitter and sweet fruit notes. Hints of earthy grass and pine provide a nice balance to the sweet fruit and booze. Citrus/orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple and mango with earthy/soily pine, biscuit and graham cracker. A bit hot/boozy in the finish. ABV could be masked a bit better but it’s still decently drinkable.
ben4321 (5405) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012
Location: Draft at Blind Tiger, 7/23/12
Aroma: The nose is full of hops, citrus, pine, resin, fruits, and a little caramel
Appearance: The pour is clear caramel-orange with a small white head and mid-plus lace
Flavor: The taste has some light sweetness, but mostly it is medium-heavy bitter
Palate: The body is mid-full, with a smooth and dry texture, and average-soft carbonation
This is some pretty solid stuff. I enjoyed it, it just works pretty well. There really isn’t too much to add to this one beyond that.
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Michael’s Bistro in Charlottesville (note- they were not sure that their keg was actually the "R" so I’m guessing). Amber with creamy head. Smells like grapefruit pith and cat piss and slightly reminiscent of rubber. Tastes like grapefruit and flowers. Nice bitter finish with a bit of the floral following through. Not too sweet.
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange transparent pour. Big white head. Lots of floral, pine resiny aromatics and similary taste. Very good.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pony Bar. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Bright citrus, toast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and malty, big earthy hops. Pungent citrus. Smooth and tasty. Long pungent earthy bitterness. Quinine and pithy grapefruit. Nice.
Lubiere (12396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber DIPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with loads of piney floral hops, pungent and classic, citrus notes. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with nice floral hops, piney, melding well with the nice alcohol warmth, rich and bitter. On tap at Barcade, July 1, 2012.
Leafs93 (2047) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light copper with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit and a touch of caramel. Sweet with moderate bitters. Light mouth feel with this being a double ipa.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ TCT.
Glad to have a chance to try this Philly Beer Week exclusive here in TX! Orangish amber pour with some off-white head. Nose is big and hoppy - dank, resin, citrus, and pine. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, caramel.