Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg PA.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, kumquat).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Not much in the nose other than the strong raw hops, but it’s not unpleasant. Good flavor balance and mouthfeel, though, and the head lasts well so it’s mostly enjoyable overall.
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with a large foamy head. Notes of lemon, honey, orange citrus, dry grains, and sweet bread.
drtth (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange color with nice head and lacing. The aromas and flavors have lots of grapefruit and orange zest back up with some grassiness, a touch of sweetness and a persistent but pleasant level of bitterness. Finishes dry and slightly bitter to invite another sip.
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Can into a snifter showing moderately filtered honey amber with a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows a lot of pine and cannabis.
The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Flavors of clean pineapple and citrus with good notes of citrus on the mid-palate. Clean lager malts show lightly throughout to balance out the beer. Very light tea-like bitterness despite the high hopping. Great IPL.
baraciisch (3119) - California, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops, some tropical fruits... Flavor is light and crisp, yet dry and light bodied... Lots of citrus hops, tropical fruit notes... Solid
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trapped (2866) - New York, TURKEY - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ As Is NYC. Hazy dark orange with foamy off-white head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter orange peel taste, very smooth, medium bitter finish. It feels like a smoother IPA.
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can to mason to catch the smell, pours a golden amber with foamy white diminishing head, minimal lacing, some citrus and tropical smell, grapefruit, melon, more of a citrus finish, medium body, biscuit, a bit of lemon, lighter crisp finish, well balanced, 2 thumbs up excellent
superspak (5309) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 1/22/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/creamy/bready, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPL style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
ignorant (113) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Harmoniously combining bottom-fermenting yeast lager with hops famous West Coast being halfway between a traditional India Pale Ale and Pilsner lager-fermented and aged prolonged cold. Light golden-amber color with a head of white foam immaculate medium-sized soft and fleecy. The taste is exactly what it advertises the aroma: resinous hops fruit, citrus and tropical mango, grapefruit and lychee plus some earthy notes, toast, cake with nuts and grass. When dry finish him a nice profile is accentuated bitter. Very clean
esp0r (2845) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, creamy white head. Smell of grapefruit, piny resins, floral hops, quite complex and inviting. Medium to heavy sweet, american malt profile, hop fruityness, pine resins, wood, grapefruit. Heavy bitter, resin tail. Very nice. The hops really play the main role in here