mhuntsman (12) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 On tap at the brewery.
Aroma 9/10: Strong citrus fruit aroma. What I imagine Lothlórien smells like in the morning.
Appearance 4/5: Dark hazy orange with a sticky white head. Reminds me a bit of the glow of mount doom.
Palate 5/5: A good, solid mouthfeel. Not thin, but not sticky. A single sip could sustain a man for an entire day.
Taste 8/10: Strong citrus flavors. Mostly orange. Much better than the Green Dragon Ale I'm used to drinking.
Overall 18/20: This is a fantastic beer. Like Bilbo's adventure to the lonely mountain, I often desire another one when I'm finished.
4.4 Clareeses (175) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 On draft at the brewery.
Aroma 8 /10: mild aroma, slightly lemongrassy, grassy, fresh.
Appearance 3 /5: hazy orangey yellow, high bubbly head with small head
Palate 4 /5: moderate carbonation, full body with bitter aftertaste
Taste 9/10: subtle, bitter hops. I personally taste a lot of citra and some tropical pineapple esters, with a strong dank and bright grassy finish.
Overall 18 /20: bright is how I would characterize this beer. Has just enough fruit and just enough hops for interest, but a slight hit of dank at the end to keep it interesting. Am incredibly drinkable ipa. Not sure why I haven't rated it until now... I'll admit I'm partial because this is on draft everywhere in the city and it's just extremely satisfying.
Final: 4.2 thegreenrooster (4588) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a decent orange and tangerine with some sweetness. Flavor is again a decent hop profile with a little sweetness trickling in there. Not a huge sweetness shows up then there is a little pop of bitterness. Decent IPA but nothing remarkable as well. balloonbuffoon (659) - - AUG 15, 2017
Pint draft. Presented with a small layer of head atop a dark gold body. Nsanders (1179) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2017
This beer comes on strong with a juicy tangerine aroma that eventually settles (or desensitizes) to reveal a toastier quality. Taste is somewhat dry (not really dry though), which is a juxtaposition to what the aroma would suggest. Sharp citrusy bitterness is cut by a some cereal grain maltiness, so there is some balance. In total, this is a decent IPA that is somewhere in middle of the pack.
Tap. Hazy apricot color with a lasting white head and heavy lacing. Big tangerine aroma, granulated sugar, orange juice and lemon peel. Quite sweet with a matching citrus bitter aftertaste. Medium body with a fizzy feel.
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Tap at Flying Saucer. I really don’t like citra dry hopped beers....but this one delivered for some reason. Solid citrus throughout the aroma and flavor. Pretty clear dark yellow with full white head that was fluffy and lasted throughout. Very nice! gschrade (1102) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2016
I had the at Flying Saucer. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, mild pine, caramel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Hazy golden orange with a nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is full of tons of bright citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is full of tropical fruit, citrus, and caramel. Juicy and quenching. Outstanding beer. vyvvy (6776) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. The aroma has tangerine, funk, pine and rich malt. It has a smooth medium body that gets a bit rough with the carbonation. The taste has pithy citrus, dry malt, grapefruit, some dry bread and a yeast fullness. Well made. gururyan (728) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Flying Saucer downtown St. Louis. Not my favorite Modern, but worth adding to the tab. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a quickly dissipating head.