can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
I was pretty impressed with this one. I don’t really usually care for anything by KS, but this one was a bright and fresh IPA. Great aroma and the start of a strong flavor, but the finish gets a little washed out by harsh bitterness instead of hop charisma. fletchfighters (1532) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark gold color. Half finger of off white head. Shows just a bit of carbonation.
S-- Somewhat muted grapefruit smell. Quite soft. Good carmel backbone, as it warms up the grapefruit does open up more.
T-- Good grapefruit bite to this. Some pine and carmel as well.
M-- Medium carbonation and medium body. Decent sized grapefruit finish to this. More pine in the front of the palate. A little acidic going down. Creamy and lively, with a little prickly added in.
D-- Gets bigger as it warms up. Not a bad IPA at all. Could have a couple easily. Not one of the elites out there but very workable and can not complain.
Maris (1515) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but there’s also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. I’m surprised it doesn’t rate a bit higher on here. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours a clear mid golden yellow.
Nose is faint with earthy hops.
Taste is watery with moderate pine hops, mild bitterness, and alcohol heat. Meh. GuideDogSaint (1502) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous pine, not sure there’s any citrus. Bitter finish. OK but too much pine for me.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
San Diego, man. Never did get there. Friends living there for two years - open house, come on and stay! Kids, man. Drag. They had four, we had two. Too many kids, man. Drag. The beer: hazy lemon curd, lasting head. Classic US hop aroma - passionfruit, mango, canned peaches. Rasping bitterness - probably at the upper limit of what my feeble palate can bear in a session ale. Grapefruit rind. Puckering. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys and may the good Lord damn my eternal soul for shopping there) jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle, yuck, tastes like soap and cleaner, mouth is super slick too, not sure whats up with this. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours clearish orange with a medium size white head and sheet lace. Smells malty sweet and lightly floral hoppy. Might be old. On tap in C’Bad though. Tastes balanced. Sweet malts with some light floral hops and very little bitterness. Its ok. Medium body, ok carbonation. Pyobon (1403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
Draught. Clear copper with slight white head. Subtle but nice floral hop aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour starts with caramel smoothly moving to a decent bitter finish. Nicely balanced, easy drinking IPA. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I got this in a trade thanks to Metallitone1, appreciate it! Orange color with good head and lacing. It smells a little citrusy but nothing overwhelming in the hops department. The flavor has a decent bitterness and a citrus hop flavor but it all felt overshadowed by a strange "old" malt flavor that I could not get past. I was glad for the opportunity and would live to try this fresh on tap but this bottle was nothing to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 17:36:35