mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017 Shot (533) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Very good lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt with a hint of grapefruit. No discernible hop presence. Flavors are sweet grapefruit and caramel with a hint of pepper and a tingly hop burn. Sticky mouthfeel. This is an unusual IPA. It’s very malty--not much hoppiness. It’s enjoyable, but I think this should be categorized as a pale ale, not an IPA.
On tap at Elevator in Columbus. Bitter. Bit of spice. Not much citrus. Decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone superspak (5584) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/9/2017. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Slight lingering hop astringency near the end of the glass, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly creamy/bready/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the bitter/drying finish and higher carbonation. Good hop vibrancy and nice solid malt backing, with minimal residual sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft sampler poured a clear golden with this white head. The scent and taste was very bitter. zizzybalubba (1868) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH (bottled July 27, 2015 and listed as 6.9% ABV). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Moderately bitter hop taste of wet grass, soft grapefruit, and pine needles. Lingering bitter finish. A decent IPA. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Well hazed dark orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Sweet and citrusy. Orange and lemon really stand out. Bready yeast with caramel notes. Mildly floral. Focus is really the citrusy hops.
3.75 T: Tastes like the nose. Citrusy orange and lemon. Bready yeastiness. Decent neutral malt backbone with hints of caramel.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.
3.75 D: Wasn’t expecting much as I’ve never even heard of the brewery, but this turned out to be a pretty good beer.
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Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at gabf. This one us just ok. Earthy and floral. Not enough flavor for that ABV. Ok. Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = Pours murky golden with no head. Delicate pine hoppy taste that builds. But still soft
---Rated via Beer Buddy Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 23, 2015
Pours a golden body with a creamy head. A great bready hop flavor with a great hoppy finish. Great brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drfabulous (7938) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Big orange color. Citrus and fruity malts. Too much carbonation in pour. Ok. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from the bald wizard. Many thanks for another Ohio tick. Pours Crimson Amber, thin off white head leaves no lacing. Minimal nose presempnt. Really have to pull out any sense of pine. Taste has mild bitterness, pine, toast. Medium body with an abrupt finish.