KyotoLefty (11138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2018
Bottle from Wegmans. Huge grapefruit with more floral citrus like buntan, some pineapples, weedy resin, fresh mint. Very cloudy deep orange. Sweet and juicy, mostly pink grapefruit juice, some resin and herbs, honey and biscuits. Soft carbonation, silky. Strongly bitter, peppery. Likable but not quite right on NE style, which I guessed it was until I saw it was much older. ClarkVV (7294) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Older bottle shared by AdamC on 7/29/17.drfabulous (9228) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Darker auburn-amber with a small, off-white head. High clarity.
Big red fruits, juicy and spicy orange, cherry and marmalade all provide plentiful flavor without any aggressivity. Lots of malt behind it, but it's not oxidized and it's not cloyingly sweet. Good balance, with no booziness and only a touch of pine lingering.
In the mouth it shows a mix of specialty malt and base malt for texture coming in moderately-soft, the low carbonation helping concentrate the sweetness and highlight the softness. Tons of cherry, orange, light pine and red grapefruit. Clean, on the sweeter side, but not offensively so, with juicy, fruity hops still readily apparent.
12 ounce bottle from shop in Harrisburg, PA. No bottling date. Malty and malt forward. Syrup. Not digging this. canary dog (784) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2017
This one is really sweet and thick and syrupy. It is not an easy drinker. I have trouble with IPAs over 8.5 or so, and this one doesn't break that trend. AWISLguy (3610) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2017
On tap at the Stone Grille in York, PA. Pale yellow golden pour with a white head. Nose is pine sol, and some citrus. Taste better, but the phenols are over the top. Shrug? 11.3
AdamChandler (5276) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2017
reddish orange color. small head. The smell is bitter oranges, pine cone and dank resin. well, I think it’s pretty old. very bread-like, nutty with graham and saltine and very old bitter oranges. puboflyons (3642) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz, bottle with a May 23, 2017 date stamped on the neck. The pour is orange-amber with a long lingering white foamy head. The aroma are full of citrus and pine hop characters while underneath there is a kind of wooden, herbal quality. No alcohol for 9%. Smooth and medium-bold body. The taste seems to be a letdown considering it is less than a month old as I drink it. I don’t get the same vibrant juiciness that the aroma suggested. It is more bland with more muted characters. A slight bite. johnnnniee (4529) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2017
12 oz bottle from Candia Rd
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized long lasting frothy white head. Citrus pine and bread with bits of toffee and butterscotch bitterness. I was expecting more from this beer. Lingering bitter resinous aspirin alcohol and butter. AirForceHops (8422) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2017
16 oz. dated 25 April, 17. Purchased at Greg and Jane’s Beer and Wine. Color a Crystal clear orange type appearance, thing spotty head in the glass. Aroma is weak danky pine, subtle tropical fruit, maybe caramel malts. gripweed57 (3169) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2017
Flavor is pretty nice. The light pine/ dankness plays real nicely with the fruits. The malty backbone doesn’t become sticky sweet. Decent mouthfeel, not sticky or overly malty. The overall drinkable character is pretty nice, balance is nice.
On tap at JoJo’s Tavern in Mercerville, NJ. Hazy tawny gold pour has a brief small white head. Citrus hop nose is big on lemon, mango and apricot. Intense bittersweet malt flavor is quickly dominated by the abundant hop bill. Floral at first, then just downright bold citrus and danky. Boozy notes come through in middle reminding you that this should be sipped, not quaffed. Earthy, dry hoppy finish. A decent 2IPA.