STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Average head, off white, mostly diminishing, light amber
Very hoppy aroma
Sweet start bitter finish
Very nice IPA
MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Rerated a couple years later... So this is a nice clear orange with a smaller head than I remember and aromas of... oh... heavens... sweet citrus and tropical fruit in an explosion of happiness, maybe a little more robust than before. Flavor is also much better... the hops presence matches the nose and it comes through clean and crisp with loads of passionfruit, mango and oranges. Malt is smooth and clean with a bit of honey and way less of the awkward caramel before. This is a must have if you are an IPA fan!
Original rating: 750 that releases a lovely orange beer with a big sudsy head. Aromas are mostly citrusy with lots of orange and lemon notes and a little passion fruit and mango. I’d like a bit more fullness to the nose, but that’s my preference. Flavor is a nice mix of hop bitterness up front... Mostly resin, but a little citrus... with a caramely grain sweetness mid-palate and a orange and mango finish. It’s pretty decently put together and there are not really any rough edges, but if I were in charge of the universe there would be a little less caramel to the malt presence to knock the sugars down a bit... bhensonb (15969) - 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. beernbourbon (1604) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Draft. Pour is an unassuming clear straw color with a small white head. Aroma is huge citrus hops! Tons of grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Damn this smells good. Flavor is not a let down. Also tons of citrus hop with mango, light spicy pineapple, and a very faint hint of resin. Malt way in the background. This is really a citrus bomb and I love it. 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?
JoeinDahlem (1604) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
A dangerous beer. Hugely aromatic with bright fruit and flowers. Restrained sweetness, well attenuated, dryish, yet the bitterness does not overwhelm. A nearly balanced double IPA with massive hop aroma and flavor. DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
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! ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, and slight earthy malt. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from xscottypx (thanks a lot, Scott), pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very fruity, bringing out loads of tropical fruits--think pineapple, peaches--, along with resinous hops, and quite a bit of pine. Flavour brings out loads of pine, some subtler (than the nose) tropical fruits, resinous hops, and just enough biscuity malt to back. Very dry and exceedingly piney on the palate, leaving a slight astringency and a very dry finish. High drinkability stuff. Excellent IPA.