doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Orange-amber with frothy white head. Floral, citrus, grapefruit, and sweet / burnt malt aroma notes. Full bodied, creamy texture, mild alcohol notes, and lemon notes. Medium, lasting bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Scipio (1082) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pours a golden with a full frothy white head. Aroma is very citrus, with grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel, and grape. Grapefruit is the dominant taste with more orange undertones. The citrus really stands out here. The darker aromas are no longer present. Very bitter aftertaste. Not much of the hoppy IPA bite that I was expecting, and more light and smooth than others of this style. Pretty enjoyable overall, but as an IPA, about average for my tastes. MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Nice color amber red. Nice spicy hops. A little thin on the palate. Not sure if the carbonation level is right. The malts are outshone by the hops as well. Not well balanced. Good beer not great. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear rich amber color with a decent size light tan head with heavy lacing. Aroma is a pleasant combination of light citrus and fleshy fruits intermixed with a light caramel malt. Taste is moderately bitter decently balanced with a malty fleshy fruit sweetness. Light bitterness and sweetness linger in finish. Solid IPA. Ericular (1020) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with lasting head and good lacing. Aroma is fairly strong citrus zest and pine. Taste is more malt forward. OK, but not a great IPA in my opinion.
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2015
16 oz can. Dirty copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of pennies, earthy hops, faint citrus and sweet malt. Medium body, slight hoppy finish. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured into a pint glass out of a growler.
Pours a nearly clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Some light lacing on the sides of the glass along with a small layer of fizz on top of the beer.
The aroma is much more Earthy than fruity with tree bark, soil, and an overall dank quality about it. A touch of pine is thrown in but the aroma is far from piny.
The flavor continues this earthy character. I pick up on the dankness much more in the flavor along with more pine and tree bark. There is perhaps a touch of overripe orange but the fruit is very understated. Bitterness is on the high side with a good mouthfeel and just a touch of stickiness on the finish.
Overall, a good IPA but there is really nothing about it that makes it stand out from all of the others out there. Good to drink but forgettable afterwards.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
can from dusty....decent ipa...nice malt hop balance...thx man u always pick good beers....(#448) pkbites (947) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pour is cloudy orange. Tan head dies quickly with minimum lacing on glass. Wonderful nose of pine, floral, sugar, caramel, and fresh bakery.
Flavor is of floral hops, grapefruit, and pine. Low carbonation. I love bitter hops, but these are too bitter and overpower the other flavors. This drags the score down.
Also, for this style the alcohol content is too low. JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at the (and I’m ashamed to admit I was there- work function) Dave Mathews Band Caravan thing. 7-15ish-11 on tap. Poured a pure gold with a thin white head. A middle of the road IPA with a very simple hop profile. In the 100 degree heat a good IPA should have come across thicker and almost over bearing. This was a much better than the BMC swill those around me were drinking, but after 1 I switched to a little sumpin sumpin. Just sayin.