omhper (24380) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned at SBWF. clear amber, small persistant head. Extreme perfumy lychee and papaya aroma. Mid sweet with slimmer body than anticipated and well rounded mouthfel. Pear and menthe, loads of tropical fruits. Mid bitter finish, A beer at the forefront in the hop overkill genre.
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Leon’s. Pours a clear deep gold with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of pine and resin with a decent amount of caramel. Flavor starts with pine and grows from pine to resin with a strong caramel note.
TheJestersBeer (2423) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber, with a white head.
Off-dry, medium to full body, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hops, spruce, apricot, resin, caramel, malt, orange, peel. (2012-09-27)
larsniclas (6891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Clear golden with a small, white head.
Sweet, grassy, hoppy aroma.
Medium to high bitterness.
Sweet and hoppy with some tropical fruits.
BelgianBeerGal (3952) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Knightly Spirits can. I love cans! This deservedly belongs in the upper ranks of the IPA family. A little DIPA punch with the easy drinkability of an IPA. Very well made.
RyanK (275) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into pint glass from pint can. Pours a dark orange with a very large white head, slow to dissipate. Smells of hops, oranges and grapefruit. Somewhat reminds me of another can IPA, resin by Sixpoint. Same complexion and similar smell but not as cloudy (appears unfiltered, some carbonation) or as strong as the nose. Upon taste, much better than the resin. Hops do not overpower, has a water like texture and I can fainty taste a malt background. Bitter like grapefruit but my burps taste like orange. Finish dry and ready to drink more, great can IPA.
Purchased at: http://www.charlestownwineandspirits.com/
baraciisch (3069) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color... Pine hop aroma... Flavor is intensely grapefruit up front with lingering pine hop finish... Nice IPA
cgarvieuk (22709) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at gbbf 2012 ... copper ... thin white head ...zezty pine and grapefruit hop ..passion fruit nose ... dry zezty woody malts ... soft toffee little pine ... long soft passion linger
daleharshman (1061) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to rate this one since my name is Dale. 16 ounce tall boy can purchased at Bine & Vine ($4.19). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with only one finger of off-white foam. Aroma of rainy pine/spruce forest, soapy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and honey-caramel malts. Flavor of juicy grapefruit, pine needles, sweet sticky citrus, sweet-ish iced black tea, some vegetal hoppy qualities, and smooth caramel. A tinge of alcohol in the finish. Nice balance between the bitter and sweet here. Good stuff. (527, 736)
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz Can. The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while. Reducing finally down to a medium film with a large collar, which did produce some awesome sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, pine and resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a touch of apricot.
The taste was a malty bitter with a light sweet caramel undertone and a mild fruity ester in the beginning, and then became intensely hoppy with a large resin presence and a harsh bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an ungodly long time proceeding the swallow, with the harsh hoppy bitterness fading away slowly.
Mouthfeel was a bit past light in body with a very dry texture and an almost ticklish carbonation.
Overall this is a brew for the true "HOPHEAD”, very lightly sweet and intensely hoppy and bitter...