jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Rich copper and amber coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of strong hops, grapefruit and pine - very nice! Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavours with a very piney and floral hop note and a significant malt backbone. A clean, yet bitter aftertaste with a very potent hop finish. Overall, great to try, especially since it’s only a local beer and nice for a brewpub! I sampled this pint on draught at Hop Cat in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010. thedm (6311) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #13 poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light . The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of mildly vinous and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Had on tap at Hopcat the night before the CBS release. Served in an imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a dark amber with some lighter orange hues around the edges. Frothy white head forms on the pour and leaves a nice sticky lace down the glass.
S: Nice tropical fruits with some grapefruit. Some grass and some pine shine in there as well with a bready malt backbone.
T: The bread malt starts to take over a little bit for me in the taste, but it is still decent with the bitter hops in the middle with a light fruit rind. Finishes rather sweet.
M: Creamy and smooth with a nice carbonation. Leaves a nice fruitiness on the palate.
O: The taste was a little malty for me, but I did enjoy this beer and solid offering by Hopcat.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011 Travlr (25873) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden color, white large bubble head. Aroma of citrus and huge pineapple. Taste is bitter pineapple. Nice! wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Tasted on 7/5/11 on draft at Hop Cat. Pours clear golden-orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lacing. The nose is fairly straight-forward IPA with the light bread malt melding nicely with resin and citrus hops. The flavor is white bread up front, moving to the hoppy and bitter resin and citrus flavors. The body is medium with lively stinging carbonation and a long bread malt, resin and citrus hops finish.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
aroma is distant pine, closing in. citrus is hard, sharp. lime, tempered with nopales. appearance is polished translucent, darkened gold. excellent retention, nice legs. in flavor, lime exceeds that in the nose, followed by other absent in aroma: sweeter orange provides its character but sucrose is smashed to bits, hard pleasant bitterness. mouthfeel is oily, quick, dirty end. bitterness lasts. patrick767 (4115) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2011
tap at the brewpub last summer - Pours amber and has ample citrus hops aroma. As expected it’s big on the hops bitterness. There are also citrus notes and a little pine. It’s medium bodied with a long, bitter finish. The one downside is that it’s not as crisp as I’d like, but it’s still good. JoeMcPhee (9519) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Hazy red amber pour. The aroma is loaded with a sort of bright orange-citrus nose. Cloudy pour and quite full-bodied with a bit of soft fruity hoppiness. A bit of rich sweet maltiness. Chewy and rich with a lot of rich, fresh fruitiness. It’s a little bit chewy and tends toward muddiness as it starts to warm up. Some sweetness starts to come out as well - I liked it at the beginning, but I can’t say I’m a fan of it as it comes up to temperature. Odd. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma of dark fruit, citrus and caramel. Taste of dark fruits, resinous west coasty hops, sweet toasted malt and citrus. Juicy mouth feel and a bitter finish, good stuff. zizzybalubba (1882) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at HopCat in Grand Rapids. (According to the menu this was 6.3%, not 7.1%) Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of roses and grapefruit rind. The flavor is bitter pine needles and juicy grapefruit. Not really balanced at all but still quite delicious. This has a lot of flavor for a standard IPA. Nicely done.