Chudwick (3073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours clear copper with two fingers of offwhite head and streaky lacing. Nose is citrus, resin and pine. Flavor adds grapefruit and light caramel. Taste is very bitter. Slight burn. Sticky mouthfeel. Quite exciting in the front end but unfulfilling on the back end.
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours amber colored with an orange head. The aroma is pretty dank and juicy with peach, pineapple and dank grass. The flavor has some grass, onion, sweet peach and pine. Not enough hop flavor in the finish for such a big beer. Very full bodied. Pretty good until the lackluster finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a ruby color with a small lacy off white head. Massive notes of fresh ruby red grapefruit, weed, brown sugar, and metal. Good balance. Great beer.
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours pristine maple w/ sticky foamy meringue head, heavy pine and resin aroma, sticky caramel and candy, assertive bitterness throughout with a creamy finish, very nice
Foxbush (1961) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 16 oz can This is a brew that I was looking forward to. It was given to me by a friend. The IPA poured a cloudy light amber with a big frothy head. The large head laced down the glass. The aroma of pine and floral hops was noted. The highly hopped ale has balanced grapefruit and pine flavors. The medium body ale had average carbonation. An excellent experience. The finish has a lingering bitterness, that is pleasant as a closer. Still a nice Imperial IPA. The warming alcohol is also noted at the last swallow.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade with Crajun. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a nice amount of head that quickly fades. Big orange and grapefruit citrus aroma with small malt too. Taste is juicy and bitter. The orange and grapefruit flavor is very big here. Almost tastes like drinking fruit juice but without the cloying sweetness. Big bitterness helps to mellow the juiciness. A very interesting IPA that’s packed with flavor.
Nephilium (1781) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy aroma, with an underlying caramel aroma. Pours a hazy orangish-amber, with a thin white head. Big chewy hop flavor, with enough malt backbone to support it. This is a fantastic IPA, and one that I’m glad I can get in my neck of the woods now.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour w/ a thick tall dense white head and great lacing. Rich sweet hoppy aroma, some floral notes, a fair amount of pine, and a background of caramel. I’m not sure if the aroma dissipates quickly or if it just saturated my nose but it went from full to almost missing very quickly. Palate is full well coated and lightly creamy. Well hopped flavor lots of pine and some touches of citrus and light caramel in the background finishes with a good amount of bitterness. A delicious almost sweet west coast style IPA.
mrpositron (14) - - NOV 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 grass, floral, citrus, orange, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, tan foam,
gripweed57 (1766) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can. Hazy amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Earthy burnt caramel malt nose gives way to a fragrant, herbal, citrus hop aroma. Sweet caramel and citrus hops assault the palate. This is a real hop bomb. Bittersweet, sticky, resiny and chewey. A real mouthful of sweet malt and piney hops.