DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pounder can from Capone’s. Pours caramel colored with a dark straw bottom edge and a finger of off-white head that laces well. Nose is big caramel malt, resiny hops, piney, funky, and black peppery. Tastes very resiny, with a huge hop bill and IBU-heavy bitterness, a solid caramel malt bill, and a medium palate heft and complex smooth finish. A bit rough around the edges, but enjoyable. italianjohn (3312) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 Clear copper orange pour thin soapy slightly off white head decent sticky lacing ..... aroma is great piney, grapefruity, resiny and oily ..... taste is a nice mix of the pale ale and gubna .... piney, resiny, grapefruit rind feel and ibu’s way up ... bitter as heck backbone is of caramel malts and a nice lingering bitter bite .... finishes strong and dry hopped abv hidden well ... mouthfeel is oily and nicely bitter .... great balance not too bitter just a great ipa in a glass or right out of the can socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
I was skeptical when I heard this beer would be a nice balance between Dale’s Pale Ale and Gubna just simply based on how light Dales Pale Ale is. They nailed it. the mouthfeel is very similar to Gubna but the taste and body are light like Dales Pale ale. Wonderful beer. Guyute_Pig (103) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2012
Can of goodness. Great brew, columbus bomb shines through the finish. I am heading to the store to pick up another 4 pack right now. drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
Very good, but not one of my favs from them. Served at a good temperature with a large, foamy, light tan to cream colored head that slowly settles and plenty of lace. Color is a clear orange honey ambewith a few bubble trails. Aroma is hops, malt, used leather, musty, and musky. Flavor’s much like nose with hop bitterness really standing out, a little malt sweetness, some carbonic tang. Body is good and full but the bitterness makes it a bit rough, carbonation is good. Finish is like flavor and body and lasts a long time. Nice to try, but for me, one and done.
mcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
500mL can, pours a clear orange amber with a big white head. Pungent aroma of resinous hops, herbal notes like marijuana, and bready malts to back. Flavour begins with resinous hops, followed by the malt backbone, going back to resin, leaving a prominent pot-like hops note that lingers on and on. Very well-constructed and quite balanced. Excellent. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2012
16oz. can to snifter. Pours clear dark amber with a big soapy off white head that slowly fades to a sticky lacing and foamy film. Aroma has good resinous hops and caramel malt mixed well! Taste is bitter resinous pine and grapefruit with a solid mix of caramel malt (biting). Palate is full slick and chalky. Very awesome IPA that leaves you wanting more! rejtable (2890) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Tap at Cole’s. Great hop foreward brew. Middle is malty and bitter.
Finish is peachy. Lots of lacing and pours amber. Medium carbonation and medium body in mouth. Great beer! drjay44 (3892) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
16 oz. can. Canned 03/10/12. Pours a medium, long duration, ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy, amber (SRM 9) body....nose is heavy resin, pine, hints of grapefruit, minimal hints of toffee/caramel....taste s heavy pine, light citrus, bits of toffee/caramel, hints of floral honey, heavy soapy perfume, finishing with a lingering heavily perfumed bitterness....mouth feel heavy of medium, carbonation adds a lightly creamy mouth feel. There is little doubt this is either a very big IPA or a D/IIPA. The malt back bone is dominated by the heavy hops, which are done with so much skill that it does not matter. The hop complexity is quite impressive, with the malts adding just enough back up. For best appreciation serve this rather warmer than usual. It really opens up then. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7 MrPickles (571) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
16oz can. I can never say enough how I love good beer in cans! Pours a deep copper with a big head that fades away after some time. The nose is a bit lacking, but the flavor more than makes up fro it. Hops assault you, but in a good way.