ffaoe (833) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2017 jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Jerry’s. Pale orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Grassy, slightly sour nose of citrus and pine / Medium body, cask soft body with low carbonation, some sourness, a touch watery, otherwise good balance and lightly bitter finish / Lightly sour flavors of grass, dandelion, and dry pine, with notes of lemon and grapefruit / Probably not ready for prime time, but an interesting, herbaceous brew.
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Bright, sweet nose of citrus, honey, pine, and soap / Medium body, fat with low carbonation, a hint watery, with otherwise good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, soap, fresh cut pine, and candied sugar / Moderate body issues detract from this potentially great beer.
Strong citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Gold and hazy in color with nice head. Taste is of pine, resin, faint tangerine DuffMan (10550) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
Can. Medium orange, lightly hazy, with an off white head. Aromas and flavours of tropical fruit and pine, balanced malt structure with light sweetness but good attenuation and a balanced bitter finish. Great! MrTipple (5539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Floral hops, citrus fruits, lemon, orange. Slightly hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, light lemon, sweet tropical fruit, mango, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent IPA, the aroma wasn’t quite balanced. Can shared at Leighton’s - sourced from Milk & Hops Chelsea, Manhattan. mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton's place. 31/08/2017. Many thanks to Adrian Tipple for this one. A mostly clear golden yellow coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is nice dank lemon citrus, orange rind, tangerine. Flavour is composed of semi sweet simple grains, orange floral hop, tangerine, rounded hop character. mellow dank hop. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Good ipa. Theydon_Bois (20225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Can at Bodney Mansions, thanks to Mr T I PPLE, 31/08/17.
Clear golden bloned with a decent off white head.
Nose is grassy hop, melon, spruce, tangerine, pine.
Taste comprises pithy citrics, light dank ting, melon, citric tinged straw, light brioche, spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi dring close spiked with light skunky hop bitterness.
Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Can shared in London - big thanks to Tipple. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white topping. The nose holds dry, pithy citrus, pine needles. Light sweet flavour with semi-ripe citrus fruits, mellow rindy bitterness, pale bread crust. Light bodied with massaging carbonation. Finishes with some hoppy burps, more tangerine, pale bread, bitter pine needles. Not bad overall. Estebanik (1233) - Lublin, POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Piana opada dość szybko. Aromat mocno cytrusowy, trochę tropikalny, nieco zielonego chmielu. W smaku przyjemnie wytrawne, cytrusowe, grejpfrutowe, trochę melona też się znajdzie. Grejpfrutowa goryczka. Rześkie i super pijalne, klasa. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Tallboy can from Sendik’s Marquette. Hazy pale orange, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, pale malt. The taste is pine, resin, lime, grapefruit, pith, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
My Bottom Line:ccex (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2017
This smashing IPA blends tropical fruit and piney resins over a slender honeyed cereal base, paving the way for a lengthy green peppercorn bitterness and aftertaste.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty blond.
-Effervescence is soft enough to allow for great drinkability.
-Pineapple and mango aromas abound.
-Body feels drier than most West Coast and NE IPAs.
16 oz. can pours a slightly hazy golden color with moderate white head and not very much lacing. Aroma has floral hops with touches of coconut, pineapple, and mango. Taste is bitter with slight caramel sweetness in the middle before a fairly long and slightly dank, dry finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Another decent local IPA in a crowded field. It has the look and feel of a pilsener but the taste of an IPA. I wonder if this would be more memorable if it were marketed as something other than an IPA.