AdamChandler (5208) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Acquired this in a trade. Can’t remember from who though. Too many trades in a month will do that to you. Stuck this IPA in the fridge. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip glass. 3 pounds of hops per barrel? Bring it on!
DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
A - SRM of 22, dark amber / cedar wood appearance. 2-Finger light tan head, okay head lacing with a slow subsiding to 1-finger in height after 3 minutes.
S - Awesome pine needle, spruce tip and ruby red grapefruit juice dominate the nose. Mild bit of candy malts on the back end. Hops are mostly citra with a bit of Amarillo.
T - This may have set a bit too long. Hop profile has faded a bit from 62IBU as stated on the bottle to about 30. Faded hop profile, mild cheese taste. Citra still dominating the flavors Lingering wood chip taste, no alcohol taste, there’s a wee bit of orange juice taste but I’m sure it’s just the hops.
M - 50/50 carbonation, medium body, lingering citra and columbus resin.
O - Decent beer. I’d love to have it fresh but this was a tasty beer and very enjoyable.
Draft at the bridge. Pours orange glo with a thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Nice pine cone on the nose. Lots of hop flavor but it’s nicely balanced with maltiness. Finishes clean. Exciting! fiveacestx (977) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from Kier - I know I’m not here to rate labels but the label on this bottle looks like it was designed with MS Paint and printed on an inkjet printer. The good news is 2nd Shift was dedicating all of their time making this awesome brew instead of a cool label. It pours cloudy gold with a big bold head. It’s got a nice hoppy aroma and a big citrus hop bomb taste. It’s got a medium body and a medium dry finish. Excellent! Thank you sir, may I have another? drfabulous (8831) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750 from Wine and Cheese Place. Big floral grapefruit aroma. Taste is pine and serious bitterness. More like a Double IPA in the style of the cat urine beers. Bit of that in aroma and taste. But well balanced. Tropical fruit lingers. Very well done. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Nice big citrus and herbal nose. Light dough pale malt some moderate caramel. Pours golden amber, awesome creamy lasting head. Flavors of citrus herbal fruity dank dough caramel more citrus chewiness in finish. Super drinkability. Solid. Would drink alot if available.
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger beer festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into beer boot sampler. Poured a deep amber color with fluffy white foam, lasting with lace. Intensely citrusy American hops aroma and flavor. Some barely perceptable malt sweetness and fruity ale yeast esters underneath. A seriously heavy-duty IPA, on the verge of double/Imperial IPA territory. Medium body, average carbonation, lingering tangy and bitter aftertaste. Reminded me of Modus Hoperandi. Very, very hoppy. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
(sample at Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger festival) medium gold with white head. Some citrus hops aroma, but the hops really hit when you taste it - tons of citrus/grapefruit hops. bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours copper with a 3 finger creamy/bubbly light beige head. Yes, the aroma suggests a big kitty. Med + body. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel, but there’s a huge amount of hop. Grapefruit. Resin. Earthy. Floral. Jupiter. Just threw that one in for fun, cause there’s so much hop I doubt anyone can break out the flavor strands. If I die in a moment, I’m sure my innards will be well preserved. This is incredibly good and hoppy. That’s the finish. Brilliant effing ale. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a dark, clear amber with an impressive frothy head that does recede at all for a while before slowly shrinking to a cap.
Aroma is a combination of juicy citrus and light herbal notes. I definitely smell some pineapple and oranges. There is a dry biscuity malt aroma and a spritzy tingle in the nose.
Taste is light sweet citrus, not overly juicy but with a bit of sugary sweetness. There is some orange zest, lemon grass and a dry, crisp malt finish. Very little hop bitterness in the finish though the doughiness of the malts is very eviident.
Mouthfeel is light and almost spritzy, very crisp and clean.
I enjoyed this beer a bit but the citrus is not nearly as big as I was hoping for. The bready character is what I remember most after drinking this one. Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
750 ml green bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.