piscator34 (2622) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of barley syrup, over-ripe mango, wet evergreen, and eggy sulfur. Flavors of tropical citrus, pine cone, florals, and black pepper. Medium bodied with a somewhat harsh leafy bitterness. Tastes ok, but significant aroma issues. yy0pp (1610) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma - Citrus, pine, strawberry marmeleade. Taste - Bitter, grapefruit, pine, mango. commonmac (1313) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2017
12oz bottle acquired at France 44. Consumed with blonderedhead in a sweet snifter glass sporting an Avery logo. Beautiful deeper orange and golden color. Looks like the flesh of a clementine in color. Strong lacing. Nose is tropical fruit and maybe a hint of spice like rye. Taste is sweeter than others of the style at least at the onset. Good pineapple and tangerine qualities. This does a good job of incorporating the rye characteristic towards the end. Finish leans on hoppy bitterness but doesn't overwhelm. Very solid beer overall. I dig it. italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Pale golden orange pour with a thin white soapy head and light lacing .... aroma of dank and citrusy hops grapefruit, some tropical notes stone fruit, peaches and a floral bite as well as spicy rye ..... taste is of tropical fruits, pineapple, passion fruit and stone fruit, citrusy grapefruit, peach and orange along with spicy rye and some floral notes ..... finish is very dry and bitter with dank and juicy fruit with a spicy rye bite .... solid and sessionable drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2017
It's a lot like the brewery's description. Loads of fresh hops and plenty of malt to balance that out. Smooth body, almost too smooth. Good stuff.
ads135 (4924) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Very nice to see Bear Republic back in my part of the Midwest. Picked up a bottle in Kansas. Light and golden. Very well balanced. Nice blend of piney spices and some tropical fruit aromas. Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2017
on tap golden pour medium white head Aroma and taste is grass and Pine slight lingering bitterness on finish crossovert (13730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Blind tasted with 5 other IPAs. Beers were: 1. Door County Punk Ass Cat 2. The Fermentorium Rainbows & Lollipops 3. Middle Brow Sells Out Mosaic 4. Evil Twin One Day My IPA Will Have Something To Say About This 5. Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA 6. Brickstone Hop Screamer. Rater 1 rated the beers 651234, Rater 2 (ME): 6523 41, Rater 3: 523614 Rater 4: 321465.
tennisjoel (1484) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Mildly hazed golden pour. Aroma is vegetal with some fruitiness. Flavor is fruity and malty, but not too sweet, some pepper and tropical, not too sweet.
Post tasting thoughts:
Solid west coast ipa here. Doesn’t necessarily stand out, but it’s hard to find any flaws in this. Great beer. ctipping (2202) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2017
On tap at Dixie. Clear bright orange with a small white head. Smells of strong resiny hops. A little bit of sweetness on the nose. Tastes of piney resiny hops. Spicy rye flavor comes through. Grainy finish as it dries out leaving just pine bitterness. Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Flavorful and aggressive. Also not a particularly easy IPA to drink because of the aggressive flavors.