jbruner (4453) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to bigda83! Pours a hazy golden yellow with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of resinous citrus and tropical fruit hop notes with a hint of biscuit. Taste follows, more subdued than the nose though. Another solid new England IPA.
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tristan for the can. Hazy pale orange pour with a thick white head. Citrus and pineapple hops pop through through really nicely. Bright citrus hop taste with a clean malt profile in the taste. Nicely balanced hop bite and refreshing.
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. First time trying this ever-changing brew. This one poured a pale yellow, slightly hazy, fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical, grassy, and some vegetable. Flavor of lemon, pineapple, grassy, biscuit, and some sort of vegetable or herbal note in there. Lighter bodied, thin texture, bubbly carbonation, a spicy bitterness on the finish.
ClarkVV (6301) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 3/3/16, drunk 3/13/16.
Heavily hazy pour is topped by a white head with moderate to high retention. Body is a medium golden-brass.
Juicy in the nose, but with a little bit of grassiness and pepper. Seems by the hop combination, they were looking for a spicy/fruity character, which they certainly achieved. I think it works pretty well, and certainly has some juiciness and comes across very fresh and well-done. Malts are crackery and dry, staying out of the way, while there are no flaws or alcohol.
In the mouth, the spiciness perks up, with juicy apple, orange, mango and a light pepper character drying things out. There’s a blandness coming from somewhere, that occasionally shows up in their IPAs (though hasn’t much recently), that really dulls the brightness, but other than that, this is still a well-made beer. Just not up-to-par with what they’ve been doing recently. A bit more watery/loosely carbonated than usual, as well. Attenuation is on-point.