jandd1983 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fruits, hops, grass, resin and some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more hops, bitterness, fruits and grass. Good stuff. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Nice biscuity malt, kind of toasty. Good citrusy hop, mildly peppery. Bottle says "Ale brewed with dried sweet orange peel", but I don’t really pick up on much of that addition -- maybe just a touch of it in the finish. The bottle says nothing of any kind of wood aging either. Maybe this beer is a bit different this year. It does have a satisfying amount of hop, though, especially for the low ABV. It’s just drinking like a very satisfying, balanced, yet well-hopped IPA, at the moment. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Nice full feel. Mild slickness. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker reaches and rows of lace. Looks great. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Very tasty, satisfying balanced IPA. Especially nice to swig down with my sandwich. kevinator (2867) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Decent IPA although it had some age on it but I had to try it since it was aged with baseball bats. Piney hop aroma. Golden brown color with a low head. Medium weight and carbonation was moderate. Nice mix of sweet malt and bitterness that was not overly harsh. Maltser85 (363) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a golden orange color. Aroma is slight citrus with some sweet malt. Taste is slightly bitter, the citrus brightness dissipates. Slight pine and a hint of mint. Slight woody note. Not bad, just not remarkable. Slightly thin. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"An ok beer, but not up to the standards of the better IPAs out there, and there are many. I think a couple of the hop varieties used are english (not my favorite in this style). Dug the orange presence, though, so it was still a pretty good brew."
PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn St - 22 oz . Medium copper pour, light off-white bubbly head. Standard IPA aroma, hints of spruce and spearmint. Standard IPA flavor, with a solid citrus bitter backbone, some nice caramel maltiness, a hint of maple syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. A bargain at $4.29 for a bomber. cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a nice orange with lacing. Aromas are citrus and some dank. Similar flavors. Kind of boring but still not terrible. deyholla (12589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grass and a perfumey pine note with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has earthy pine and a bit of grass backed by some earthy grains. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by SaulTBaulskeanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a deep orangish gold with a small head.
The aroma is a little sweet with some graham cracker and grassy hops. It’s a touch forward on booze as well.
The flavor is not terribly sweet, but yes has some honey an graham cracker to it the hops are pretty forward & have a grassy, herbal, and floral character to them. It’s certainly got some wood character as well as some booze.
It’s pretty close to displaying everything I don’t like in IPAs, but somehow I don’t hate it... whatever.
Bottle, best by September 9, 2014.
Appearance: Clear and vibrant amber body with a creamy light tan head. The head has okay retention, becoming a bit foamy as it loses height.
Aroma: Big caramel malts and sweet orange, hints of grapefruit and underripe mango. Butterscotch also comes to mind, diacetyl? Thick aromas leaning sweet.
Taste: A bit thin after the aroma, diacetyl is mild but showing buttery throughout. Mild grapefruit bitterness. The diacetyl is showing more the more I drink it. The finish lingers a bit bitter.
Palate: Slightly slimy, thin medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe it’s the bats, I am not sure, but there’s something here that I do not like. Even without the diacetyl I don’t think that this is a standout beer.