AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Light orange. A finger head
Piney and tangerine on the nose
Light malts. Exceptionally balanced. Citrus and pine. Oot of tangerine. Honey. Grassy and sweet.
Medium bodies Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Wow. On tap at Blind Tiger. What a brew. Pours a pale amber orange color with white foam head. Aroma of piney grapefruit and earthiness. Sweet citrus taste with nice resiny hop hit and a nice malt layer. Crisp but not too crisp. Tasty. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2016
On tap at The Blackback Pub, Waterbury VT.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a slim bar pour’s kind of head. Quickly dissipated. Some messy lacing.
The smell had a sweet lush orange pulp along with some grapefruit peel. Slight bitter citrus and piney hops grind in for the balance. Subtle sweet earthiness underneath.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine nicely. But there’s a bit less earthiness. Light semi-sweet to bitter citrus and piney aftertaste. Smooth juicy finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth allowing this to feel like I’m drinking orange juice.
Overall, well, I absolutely loved this. Maybe because I had it on tap and fresh, I dunno. But I do know I’d have again. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22 oz bottle thanks to Evan and George at the Beverage Warehouse for saving this for me! Cloudy orange pour. Nose marked with touches of floral and fresh cheesy hop, along with cat piss and bitter lemon zest. Flavor is much more aggressive and delicious with super fresh dank lemongrass and green onion scallion. Dry as hell, crazy quenching. Pretty unique and a cook utilisation of the hop. I dig it. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury. Hazy golden-orange body, moderate white head, sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit, orange, and tangerine--decidedly citric--with a bit of general spicy bitterness. Flavor is a pleasant balance of assertive citric notes with more orange and tangerine. Medium to full bodied, assertive carbonation, significant bitterness in the finish. A nice display of the Pacific Jade varietal.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to Fitz! Pours a light slightly hazy golden yellow with a small creamy head. Aroma is grassy and dank, quite herbal with some slight citric and tropical notes. Flavor starts with that dank character and quickly picks up a strong grassy weedy note. Finishes on the pineapple upside cake sweet character with some honey and a lingering bitterness. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Good beer Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
In short: A citrusy blond IPA offering a commanding razor-sharp bitterness of high intensity. Good beer.Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT.
The look: Clear blond body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity pushes forward fresh tangerines, fresh grapefruits and freshly cut grass. Taste starts with a basic neutral crackery pale malts backbone with some residual sugars (light white sugar sensation). The hops dominates the taste and provide a very sharp bitterness that is very grapefruity, lemony, yellowed grass and a bit spicy. Very assertive bitterness. Also tart apples show up here and there. Taste is much more intense than the aroma, the bitterness is very sharp and with a little acidity and spiciness that make this IPA almost a sipper. I could still taste it minutes after my last sip. Good beer for those who like intensely bitter blond IPAs. I was at the pub drinking this beer and frenetically typing my rating notes on my laptop and the dude sitting next to me asked if I was winning at the game I was playing on my computer… it’s ratebeer dude, we are all losers.
On tap at blackback pub in Waterbury. Pours a copper straw color with little white head. Aroma is heavy citrus and some perfumey berry and bubble gum. Taste is a little dank and citrusy with more of that bubble gum which is odd but still a great beer.