RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Tasted from a can. Quite assertively hoppy but not overpoweringly bitter. There is a light sweetness to it that balances it nicely. Solid, if not quite epic, DIPA. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
draft at the ginger man and formerly tried at the brewery. pour was a caramel amber in color with a thin white head. aroma has lots of hops, citrus rind, light grapefruit, sweetness, and a bitter smack. really nice with a west coast thing going on. mouth feel coats well and there is complementing carbonation. flavor is all about the juicy hops, mid range bitterness, citrus rind, grapefruit, some pine, and ganja. this got a bit drier as the glass went on and the bitterness digs it’s heels in. nickd717 (4842) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Can thanks to chswimmer. Pours a clear golden-copper color with a large foamy white head and good lacing. The aroma is rather citrusy and very hoppy, a little spicy even. The flavor is big and west coast style even. Very citrusy and intense. Just a little sweet malt. Medium-bodied, not syrupy at all, with a good carbonation level. Solid stuff, surprisingly good. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
12 oz can courtesy of woosterbill. Pours a hazy orange with an inch tall white head with good retention and strong lacing. Aroma is wonderful with citrus and grapefruit hops, a little pine, and a bit of orange peel. Initial taste is pine hops going into some citrus hops. Finish is a bit earthy and malty. Taste isn’t quite as good as the aroma. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 Hazy, straw. Grapefruit, citrus, resin hops on the nose. Very hoppy aromatically and on the palate, but bittering is fairly moderate. Malt is subtle but sufficient. Any hoppier and this might cross over into metallic-tasting territory, but as it stands this is a really solid beer.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.
From 12oz can, 3/3/2011
Pours brassy orange, medium head. Intense hop aroma with some caramel in there for good measure. Very ’bright’, green hops, bordering on metallic. Hints of tea and cat pee. Not nearly as bitter as the aroma would suggest, moderately bitter overall. Good sweet maltiness stands up to the bittering nicely. Lots of pine, citrus, and floral hop notes throughout the palate. Really drinkable despite the hoppiness. Really good. Dinging it 1 point on aroma this time around.
A cloudy orange-amber hue with a white head that had good retention. Aroma had a good caramel malt profile, crazy hop notes of citrus, pine and a floral quality. Flavor was sweet enough to give the hops some balance and hoppy enough to be assertive. Finish was slightly dry. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Can thanks to Cletus. Pours cloudy orange. Nose is very floral - lots of citrus and rind. Taste of citrus, rind and caramel malts. Pine finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Can at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Nice high hoppy, nice bitterness, zesty, light sweet malty, high bitterness, piney, citrus, peaches, grape fruits, orange. Lovely. douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Can thanks to Cletus. Pours a clear orange color with a medium sticky white head. The aroma is sweet citrus, some perfumy hops as well. The flavor is very nice; let this warm a bit, some oranges, lemon, bitter fresh hops, lingering dry bitterness on the palate. Very easygoing and quite powerful. alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
12 oz. can from cletus. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma rolls from the can with grapefruit citrus, pine and perfumy hops. Some caramel malt sweetness is also there. The flavor has grapefruit citrus and resiny hops, toffee with some bready malts. This is not overly sweet. There is a good amount of hops with nice bitterness through the finish. I am really into seeking out craft beers that are in cans.