Blastomorpha (175) - - FEB 9, 2018 MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color - cloudy. Nice. Quite hoppy and malty, though hop flavor wasn’t the best.
Pours amber orange with two fingers white head.
Strong citrusy hops aroma, with enough space for some malty sweet.
Taste is intense bitter, hoppy, piney balsamic. The aftertaste has enough caramel sweet notes to balance.
Very good mouthfeel, almost chewy, a lively carbonation helps to build the beer's body.
Rather simple as flavour spectrum but it's a more than a satisfying IPA. balloonbuffoon (806) - - FEB 2, 2018
12floz bottle, BOD: 11.15.2017, $1.75 unit cost, pint glass. This is one of those beers that used to be better when the category wasn't as strong nor diverse as it is today. It is still quite good though.It's golden with stcky head, piney-forest aroma, resin/pine/toast flavors, moderate bitterness with some malt backing, and body is on the lighter side of full. tricksta_p (5462) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2018
Can from Sterk Amsterdam. Old can, noting this down for a re-rate. Aroma is resinous hops, citrussy hops, grainy malt, pine resin, orange, grapefruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a bitter finish. Body is medium. Nicely piney and fruity, classic royally hopped IPA, adding .1 to compensate for lack of freshness. hauxe (1063) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
Pours clear light orange from the bottle. Frothy white head that lingers. Aroma is more fruit than pine, primarily grapefruit and orange peel. Taste is crisply bitter, mellows slightly at the finish with the caramel complementing the hoppy bitterness. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate, the brew has a smooth, creamy feel. Overall a pretty good IPA, even if a touch too bitter for my mild tastes. WortTaps7 (4) - - DEC 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 starts with citrus and hops and ends with an enjoyable malty finish. a different take on an IPA and a refreshing drinker
tfontana (1227) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from The Beer Store, Nashua. Appearance is clear, light amber orange with slow, light sparkle, finger-width foamy off-white head with good retention and tons of soapy lacing. Aroma is grass, citrus and mild pine over malt backbone. Taste is initial sweet citrus and fruit changing to pleasantly bitter hay and cracker. Palate is medium bodied with smooth texture, average carbonation and dry bittersweet finish. Overall, this was at the outer boundaries of freshness (9/5/17) so expect this is even better when fresh, but demonstrates good balance and some complexity even still. Carlisle (881) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Can. Pours light copper with off-white head and substantial lacing. Bready malt with grapefruit and pine. Dry finish. efeesse (641) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2017
Beer with copper aspect, medium bitterness, soft carbonized, good volume of foam, (drunk a 20cl tap beer in NaPalmě, Praha, CZ #601)(#3 US, #1 Colorado). MashForever1 (3) - - NOV 10, 2017 does not count
Outstanding! Extremely drinkable. Hints of malt and not as many pine notes that I expected. pleispleis (262) - Maccagno, ITALY - NOV 10, 2017
bottiglia 355 cl, schiuma beige fine media persistenza, colore ambrato velato, al naso malto ananas e frutta tropicale,, in bocca malto caramello agrumi frutta tropicale, corpo medio, carbonatazione moderata, lieve astringente, un po’ troppo sbilanciata sull'amaro accentuato molto lungo nel finale. 10.11.17