RobertDale (7050) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2018
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, melons, and malt. Nice. BigBeer45 (1593) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle sampled in a glass,
this ale was a hazy medium orange in the glass with yellow hue at the side, it had a white cover, it left lots of nice spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus hops, hops had a faint floral note, light malt, some bread, fruit and malt sweetness,
this ale had flavors of citrus hops with malt and a little bread, orange and grapefruit fruit sweetness,
there was a good hop bitterness at the finish with a touch of acidity that dried the tongue a bit,
the mouth feel was light medium, it was creamy and had soft to average carbonation,
this drink had a good citrus nose and flavor, the label lists 35 IBUs, it comes across as a beer with more than 35 IBUs,
a nice IPA. Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a sticky, tacky top. Drinks with a sharp citric knife-edge, atop a well bodied base. I like the combination. (#6831, 11/12/2017) milewide (2352) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Excellent addition to their series. More aroma and taste than most NE IPAs. Very cloudy. Should be year around! ttoadee (1691) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
At Draft Shack. Gold pour, slight haze, no head. Nose is citrus. Bitter. Middle is soft oats, kiwi, medium kilned malt, tangerine. Finish shows the ABV a bit, nice bitterness across the tongue.
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2017
bottle. lightly hazy golden with one finger head. fruity with tropical and citrus, some herbal hops. solid bitterness. reasonably good, but these flavors don't all work together as well as i'd like. others in this series have been better. superspak (6367) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/19/2017. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very similar to Zephyr, but more cloudy/darker in color. Very intensely vibrant, dank, and piney on hops; with a nice balancing malt backbone, and no residual sweetness. Still doesn’t match the original Stormy. Too bitter to be a proper NEIPA, but still really enjoyable and never overly aggressive.