zgaier (1966) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015 Ernest (7862) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of orange juice, maybe a note of wood?
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
What a goofy beer, apparently being brewed by a bunch of breweries nationwide. From the atrocious, dopey label art to the whole "maple bats" thing, it’s hard to take the beer seriously. The orange adjuncts mostly blend in with the resin-grapefruit hop odor...so all in all, it seems like a fairly ordinary, simple IPA with maybe a little splash of orange juice. Every once in awhile I think I catch a whiff of raw wood, but it’s hard to be sure. I guess I can appreciate "beer for a cause", but why is it almost always silly novelty beer that I would never want to buy again?
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with a white head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is bitter, with hops, pine, citrus, caramel, and resin into the dry finish. jjgmd (2266) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
With Z , pours a dark deep rusty orange color with a small beige head . Nose is hoppy, bitter with pine and resin , with a trail of sweetness. Taste is bitter, with acrid hops and a deep resin and pine . Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a moderately long bitter ending. Descent solid IPA ! Quaff Score 7 / 10 swesson (471) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2015
From a bomber. Pours an orangey-Amber and makes a thick beige head with rings of lacing down the glass. Smells of pine resin, citrus and fresh hops. Tastes of caramel and hops. Not enough substance for me and leaves a bit of bitterness.
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slightly cloudy amber color; light citrusy, hoppy aroma; light hop flavor with citrus notes; citrusy hops and notes of orange; light, bready malt base onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Brilliant clear deep copper with a thin sticky white cap. The aroma has a nice bit of grassy pine and something akin to the hoppy version of cumin--maybe coriander? Crisp and dry flavor with a bit of earthy bitterness and some pine and dry earthy tones. Just not feeling it.
gururyan (728) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured from bottle into teku, clear blood orange in color with healthy head and lasting lacing. Aroma is infected, ingrown toenail. Had high hopes for this one but it's just mediocre.
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Pours clear amber with a fluffy and rather persistent pale buff head. Hoppy aroma has definite orange and malty notes plus a woody undertone. Flavor is very hoppy and woody, with orange and malt in the background. Firm body and strong fizz make for a good mouthfeel, while finish is woody and hoppy and just a little bitter. Go to bat four our troops and their families! TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a medium head. Big citrus and floral hop aroma to this with soft malt, light tropical fruit notes and soft caramel. Taste is big orange, floral hops, light spicy hops, caramel and toasted malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Slightly sticky as well. Ends with more orange, floral hops, hop resins, caramel and soft maltiness. obguthr (6736) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Orange peel nose. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Orange peel and lemongrass. Light body, moderate carbonation. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Dark gold-Amber pour with a tight white medium head.
Aroma is citrus and bready caramel.
Flavor is medium bready malt with orange citrus and a hint of woody butter on the finish.
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