Bill Becker (2009) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 azzj97 (10) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this beer. Not too hoppy but has a complex fruity taste. Won best beer award in 2008 in St. Louis. Will buy again.
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From Aug 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ!
This pours a hazy orange gold with a solid 1 finger head of foam. There's some good lacing and the foam is shrinking very slowly.
The smell is piney and citrusy and fruity and some malt sweetness. It's close to a balanced nose.
The taste has the pine there but not as large as the smell would suggest...there's a big bready malt presence here that's working well to balance the piney hops and I also get some lemon citrus that's adding some tartness to this IPA.
It has a light mouthfeel to it and it finishes with a nice blast of piney hops. This one is definitely all about the pine and the bread and is pretty easy drinking. My first sample from this brewery and I hope to try others. gyllenbock (10034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. Hazy light amber with a white head. Quite soft with grapefruit, hops, light malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. An easy to drink one. madmitch76 (26436) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
29th August 2017Sissio (1787) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 22, 2017
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Thin dry malts, some grain. Decent piney hop, some light fresh orange and orange peel. Airy finish. Decent hops but let down by the malts.
bottle @ home
Light hazy, amber, cream orange head, poor retention. Cream, toffee, malty, candy, sweet red citruses. Light body, cream and candy, pink grapefruit/red orange juice, grassy hops harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle from GBBF 2017 and drunk at home. Hazy russet colour lasting beige head. Toffee aroma and resin pine. Easy drinking mouthfeel. Toffee. Then piney resin hop on the finish light bitterness. Ok.
Soupordean (97) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Strong hazy ocher yellow, good in a piney, spicy, citrusy, floral hops. Refreshing malt undercurrent also some tiny roasty aroma. In mouth unfortunately is not so fresh, but seems not because for the beer itself, but for the date when I drunk it. Or maybe for the way that is been stocked. I would like to try it again much younger
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Copper light body, baije head.
Floral and honey Aroma.
Sweet evolve to light bitterness on mouth.
Nice carbonation. bassbug66 (22) - - JUN 16, 2017
We dry-hop this American Style India Pale Ale with seven grains and four domestic hop varieties by adding dry whole hops to the finishing tank so the beer rests "on top" of the hops for five extra days! Malty sweetness up front with big cascade and glacier hops in the finish -- a wonderfully drinkable IPA!
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Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-transparent amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a moderate pace. Sly stringy lace.
The aroma had some semi-sweet citrusy to grapefruit bitter and sweet hoppiness over top of a light caramel malt base.
The flavor was balanced fairly nice between the malts and the hops, sweetly with an underlying touch of bitterness flowing into the aftertaste and finish.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good what it was, a bit of an old school IPA but I would have again. JulienHuxley (5982) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
Several times on tap. Amber pour with sticky light yellow head. Aroma is piney, citrusy, mandarin, resin. Taste is not overly bitter, malty, hints of caramel, fruity hoppiness. Palate is med bodied, light-med carbonation, med sweet. Old school style, but not bad.