muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can from Winerak Market in Zanesville, Ohio, served a few minutes out of the fridge in a pint glass. Very clear gold, huge head that is initially so smooth I’d swear it was nitro if I didn’t know better; eventually this starts to break apart and settle down leaving rocky, fluffy chunks all the way...sharp resinous and citric nose, fairly typical though there’s a bit of vanilla for interest, and the fruitiness is of the over-ripe kind, along with some definite notes of peel...more dry on the tongue than I would have expected (or liked, to be honest), but there’s some sour-tart grapefruit juiciness in there throughout, and the bitterness is strong throughout, leading to a very sharp and hard finish that doesn’t want to truly finish...full and acidic mouthfeel, fairly strong carbonation. On the whole I’m enjoying it but am ambivalent about the overall character; not that fond of Amarillo or Simcoe and what it all boils down to me is too dry and bitter without enough corresponding fruitiness or sweetness. It’s well brewed and has held up in the can for 2 months, but it’s not likely one I’d buy again.
zoucrew102 (1551) - - NOV 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Grapefruit hop aroma with notes of tangerine and pine resiny hop. Pours clear golden colored with a large off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with grapefruit and tangerine hop flavor and acidity. Finishes dry and quite bitter with sticky pine resin flavors clinging to the palate through the end of the sip. Pretty good IPA, a little bitter at the end though.
blueshockey24 (514) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours golden with thick white head. Aroma is lemon grapefruit with piney notes. Taste is sweet piney citrus with a piney sweet bitter hop finish. Good stuff.
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very slightly hazy bright gold with its own inner light, and a thin sticky white cap. Big leafy and earthy dank nose with a light bit of pine resin and bright pale malt. Big flavor that’s dark pale malt and big leafy/pithy/resiny hop bitterness. Reminiscent of Deviant Dales with its resiny big leafy bitterness and slightly boozy pale malt body. Big stern bitter IPA
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boardman, Oh - Vintage Estate Wine and Beer - 12 oz can. Slightly hazy light golden with a solidly thick snow white head, Aroma has some topical fruitiness, a touch of spruce. Nice bitter flavor, some grapefruit citrus, a touch of pineapple, a touch of spearmint. Decently thick mouthfeel but turns a bit metallic in the finish.
DiarmaidBHK (4429) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Le Meridien Columbus. Pours orange. Nice white head. Lots of hops on the nose and tongue. Finished clean.
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LilBeerDoctor (3821) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, perfume, citrus, mango, grapefruit. Flavor of bitter hops, orange rind, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Very hoppy and bitter with fruity undertones.
jflopsu (1410) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with white head. A strong floral hop, citrus and pine aroma. A strong citrus and floral hop taste with pine, caramel, and malts. A malty aftertaste with fruits but some bitter hops.
jhamp9 (1739) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold pour with a white head. Nuce lacing. Aroma is dank, pine, citrus rind, and tropical fruit. Taste is citrus zest, tropical, dank, and pine. Lingering piney grapefruity aftertaste. Clean bitterness. Dry finish. Light body.
johnnnniee (3950) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Bayshore Beverage Sandusky.
Mostly clear deep yellow with a good sized bubbly white head that persists. Tangerine apricot pine and grapefruit rule the nose with a sweet bready malt deep underneath. The flavor is more pine and grapefruit than anything else. Bitter resinous drips off your tongue long after each sip. Bold tasty bitter IPA.