MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sample at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.
Lightly hazy amber copper with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of orange, caramel and pine.
Taste of grass, pine resin, floral hops, caramel, orange and a hint of tropical fruit.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Had both on draft at Taphouse/Queensway and out of a can on the same Sunday afternoon. On tap, this appeared golden and hazy with just a thin, sticky head. From the can, it came out ruddy orange and well topped. Makes me question my local taphouse! In both cases, this emits a decent, woody, piney aroma. The beer from the can is much better overall, and drives this rating. A firm, solid mid-American IPA, and easy to drink. More, please. (#5174, 7/21/2013) scefer (8) - - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
Poured from a can. Nice hoppy aroma, but there is some maltiness as well. The taste is a strong bitterness, but again, you can tastes solid male presence as well...pretty solid, but not spectacular Iphonephan (6987) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Light floral hop nose. Some grassy and citrus flavors. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish. puboflyons (3432) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2013
From the pint can. The pour is a hazy golden amber with a lingering off-white head. The aroma is malty and buttery more than hoppy but the hops are more earthy than any other sensation. The body is medium but also rather astringent and oily. The taste has a kind of off-hoppiness with the buttery and pale malts.
hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
This was courtesy of Doran in Missouri. Thanks. Poured amber with a big white head and excellent lacing. Nose of caramel malts and citrus. Medium body. The flavor is both floral and citrus and there is a solid bitterness that continues on into to the finish. Well crafted IPA and quite enjoyable. suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Hazy amber color. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of hops and malt. Some citrus. Citrusy (orange) flavor with malt in the back. Nice. NikkTwist (3223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Draft at Milkboy. Cloudy orange amber pour. Started with a large foamy head but it rather quickly reduced to a thin ring. No lace. Fuzzy oranges. Medium amber fruit. Cantaloupe. Light toast. Blood orange juice. Gently sweet in the middle. Dry lightly spicy finish. Fuller and smoother than most. Nicely constructed. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-30-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a very hazy orange colored brew with a one finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast but leaves a very nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall. It dose however have some aromas of a grapefruit and pine nature as well as a bit of a bready and a lightly yeasty smell.
Taste – The taste begins with some bready and a light caramel and orange flavor mixed with a rather strong grapefruit and pine hop flavor. As the flavor advances the caramel, orange, and some of the bready flavors dwindle, with the grapefruit getting stronger. While the grapefruit gets stronger the pine remains constant, but the two are joined by a grassy flavor which ends up overpowering the pine. In the end, as the sweetness lessens and the grassy and grapefruit get stronger, a rather bitter and more dry flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. The medium body and carbonation are quite appropriate for the lighter bready and sweet flavors of the brew keeping it a rather drinkable even with its more bitter grassy and grapefruit flavors.
Overall – A rather nice drier, grapefruity bitter, and slightly grassy brew. ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pint can. Nose lightly sweet and citrus, a little dank, and big on pine. Pours orange with a rocky cream head. Taste strongly bitter with strong dough and spice, seemingly a rye-like flavor component, light alcohol and warmth, big caramel and pine. There is citrus, yes, but bigger floral character, and mildly forrestal. Lightly soapy and cleansing, light-medium resin, touch scorched/burned character and some deeper malt development. Full body and very heavy, but boldly flavorful.