jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow from the bottle with thin off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, grassy and floral, with pale malt back bone. Taste follows almost to the t, but a hint of bitterness on the back end. Pretty good, nice fresh hop flavor.
changeup45 (1558) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours an amber-gold color with a good thick khaki head. Citrusy aroma with biscuity malt and grass. Slick body, fairly light and easy going down, with toasty malt, sweet caramel, stale grain, grassy notes, and a dry and bitter pine hop finish. Nothing special but I enjoyed the bottle I had.
Garbageman (353) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Amber in color with nice head. Aroma fruity with alittle pine. Taste was balanced with sweet caramel malt and a bitter.
tricyclist (444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour of lightly hazed with fairly white head. Nose starts off nice, nicely hopped, bitter and citrus, but comes through with feet and sweat... Flavor is much nicer, juicy and bold. Citrus and bitter sharp hops. Medium to lighter body with decent lacing. Not bad.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color. The head is a one finger white color with poor retention.
S: This seems to take the herbal/piny route as far as hop profiles go. There is a hint of grapefruit peel as well, but this is mostly pine. Underlying that even further are some biscuity malts and some Simcoe cattiness. The aroma isnít quite my cup of tea, but itís alright.
T: Again with the piny hop profile to start. The hops come across as being generically bitter with no real hop flavors aside from a vague grapefruit finish. Only truly distinctive flavor note I can pick up is green tea in the midtaste. The finish gradually becomes a bit like - dare I say - Windex after some sips. Itís not particularly good, but itís mild enough where I donít really sweat drinking this too much.
M: I enjoy the crisp dryness of the body, but the texture squeezes far too much hop harshness out of the flavors it seems. The lingering aftertaste is very resinous and oily.
O: Apart from their solid Imperial Pumpkin Ale, I havenít been impressed by Weyerbacherís offerings - this being no exception. I hate how most middle-of-the-road IPAs (like this) are all about generic bitterness instead of complex hop/malt interplay. Meh.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, orange pour with white foam, has an earthy hop and citrus aroma and flavor with some muted caramel, pretty plain overall
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Hazy light amber color with a small white head.
Piney grassy hop aroma, with some caramel malt and mellow fruit.
Juicy hop flavor, some sweet maltiness, bitter citrus peel and high bitterness.
Medium bodied, super hoppy, satisfying and quite good.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Roger for this one. A simple, ordinary brew with some grapefruit flavor. The aroma is nice - sweet and tangy.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange not much head. Smells like citrus, some caramel. Taste is citrus and caramel. Everything seems a little muddled, and actually seems a bit bland.
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light orange from the bottle with almost no head. Aroma of mostly earthy pine. Flavor is dominated by a piney hopiness with some bitter sweet resin. Nice dry finish with a pleasant lingering bitterness