UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with a fat finger of rocky light beige head, good retention and excellent lacing. (5/5) Nose is pithy grapefruit, caramel malt, pine resin, apricot and other fruit, hint of honey. (8/10) Taste is medium sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick and mildly warming finish. (4/5)
An upstart of an IPA with a DIPA attitude. Hops and malt trade places with alternating sips, but it’s all citrus and piney bitterness in the finish, with just a mild warming from the moderately beefy ABV. Some might consider it a hop bomb at 85IBU, but for me it’s a solid and well-built performer, with emphatic but not overwhelming bitterness. I might be being a little generous here, but not by a lot. (15/20) cheap (5856) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
from a bottle can smell big dull ipa clear over here. a darker ipa fer sure but certainly not black. wew, packs a pine flavored spruce ipa impact fer sure. strong bitter almost astringent after taste following each swig. on style except for that sharp astringent palate on the finish. yes, rudeness borders on double ipa or triple territory with its rude penetrating ipa finish, wew. difficult to absorb. shrubber85 (11397) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter lime peel/pine flavor. Medium body. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Taste is straw, corn, bitter citrus, hops and hay. Gentle booze finish. Very nice. Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Cloudy, brown/amber with a short beige head.
Musty orange, caramel scent.
Taste is orange-peel, herbal hops, resin...
Ok, but nothing outstanding....
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours copper with lots of lacing. Floral notes and dank aroma. Taste is fruity and floral, with lots of bitterness afterwards. Svesse (8597) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with lasting, rocky, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, orange marmalade, caramel, candy sugar, honey and pine needles. Malty, fruity taste with dried apricots, orange peel, pink grapefruit, caramel, bitter orange marmalade, pine needles and a generous citric/piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a slight sweetness. Well made and tasty IPA with a solid grapefruity bitterness and malt to back it up. Very nice. Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the IoW Jolly. Pours clear, deep gold, effervescent, with a tan cream head. Dank citrus in the aroma with some secondary notes of herbs and pine. Medium sweet flavor with grassy bitterness, oily pine, papaya, grapefruit and orange. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous to conclude, with orange, toasty pale malts and sticky pine. Good one. pintbypint (3639) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Orange colour, light haziness. Creamy and rocky white cap. Nose has big citrus hops. Taste has grain, caramel, a little toasty, orange peels, pine. Long bitter finish, the aftertaste has some pithy hops, a little herbal and piney. Medium body, soft carbonation. All around a good IPA. patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a dark copper colour with a thick yellowish head and tons of lacing. The nose is fresh with big grapefruit and floral hops. Light caramel and toasted malt with a bunch of floral hops and spicy notes. A bit harsh in the middle with light bitterness and an astringent dryness. Overall a nice full fleshed out brew. A good IPA.