brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Piney, floral, yet no juicy hops :(. Hoppy bitterness doesn't linger; plenty malty but still not my style. Tasty, not great. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured a nice cloudy copper, big off white head that left lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruits, floral hops and some malts. Kind of a tropical taste, actually quite sweet and fruity for an IPA (not in a bad way), very nicely balanced with the bitterness of the hops. Interesting beer, very enjoyable. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 On tap at alibi. Hazy gold. Great lacing. Smells like an IPA. tastes like one too. Prominent grapefruit aroma. Caramel taste.
Barrel aged on tap at St. Augustineâ€™s. Now THIS is bourbon-y. Great aroma from barrel, and the taste and palate are perfectly expected. Rating edited based on BA. vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Jaune doré avec une mousse blanche moyenne. L’arôme d’agrumes (beaucoup d’orange). Le goût est d’agrumes avec un amertume d’houblon en finale. Carbonation moyenne. agl108 (1252) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Shared 22oz. bomber. Poured hazy amber with chunks of floaties. Sweet malts balanced well with notes of pine and citrus. Slightly spicy, funky finish. Medium bodied. The Nelson Sauvin hops seem a bit Tomahawk-esque.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a clear amber with lasting pillowy tan head. Aroma is bright Sauvin hops, loads of citrus. Taste is puckeringly bitter and delicious but there’s little malt backing to speak of. Finish is tongue tingling hops, some grapefruit pith. Overall very good but I wish there was more balance to it. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Split with and courtesy of Vinnie. Pours a clear reddish orange with specks of hop sediment suspended throughout and a fat, foamy, sudsy off-white head. The aroma is so, so cheesy, oniony, and grassy with a bunch of melon, passionfruit, and ripe orange. The flavor is very odd, but good: soft notes of cheddar cheese up front with a bunch of onion, soft hop resin, and some subtly bitter orange flavors as it finishes. The palate is so, so, so smooth and soft and the carbonation is present enough to allow the beer to stand on its own two legs, but minimal enough that the beer nearly evaporates on one’s tongue. Really cool, different IPA. sulawang (1168) - - SEP 23, 2015
Visual: Pours almost clear toffee brown with a smallish head, a thin murky layer of retention, lots of fast steady streams.
Nose: brown sugar toffee malt, lightly toasted, traces of woody apple juice. (lvl-4)-pungency
Mid-palate: bright, (lvl-4)-sweetnesss, (MAIN) red apple, caramel maltd
Finish: alcohol detection, dry stealth mild bitter lingering hopped finish.
Summary: A rather fruity IPA as opposed to herbacious or piney; didn’t have a whole lot of passion fruit as advertised, but some citrus. Drinkable, but the finish is a bit flat. talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2012
The pour is a translucent auburn color with a moderately full, white, creamy, pillowy head which settles to a thin, rocky layer and leaves scattered, drippy lace. The nose has toasted toffee, resins, light rustic, some tangerine, and faint passionfruit. The flavor is similar, still toffee, still resinous, some rustic tones, passionfruit and stonefruit, and toasted breads. The palate is more than medium, soft to lively, velvety, and slightly drying. The finish is more rustic, drying, stonefruit, and resinous. Actually a very nice beer to drink with the balance yet a moderately high bitterness. The malt base was great, really making this more of a hybrid IPA. The Nelson Sauvin notes were pleasant and complementary but not overly done. Nice beer. matthewjk (1102) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
A better than average IPA that hits many appreciable notes: grove citrus, mellon, with a dry edge. This is very drinkable, but a tad thin in body for my liking. Overall, a nice 22oz bottle from Elysian.