chucklemation (1750) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Pours a hazy copper with a white foam head. Aroma is juicy citrus, floral, herbal, and earthy hops. Flavor is herbal and earthy hops, lightly but unpleasantly bitter. Well-carbonated and crisp. I’m not too fond of this one. hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Rated on 10-18-2017. (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized off-white head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus, fruity, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, pine, floral, grassy, caramel, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus, fruity, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pine, light spice, caramel, malt, and sweet. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Wow! This is a very, very good tasting IPA! It is well balanced, light bitter finish and aftertaste. It is very easy drinking and very refreshing. The flavors come together very well. This is a beer worth trying and a beer that I will purchase again. It is another excellent Dark Horse brewed beer! Cheers! drfabulous (8487) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Dark dark orange pour. Caramel and malt first up. Then a bit of citrus. Nice. superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/13/2017. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome fresh hop IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Really great mix of juicy, vibrant, and dank hop complexity; nice balancing malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A really enjoyable offering.