dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
From the 16oz can. Dark gold pour with a thick white head. Big pungent fresh citrus and pine hop aroma. Medium body, crisp fresh malt with a nice hop bite in the taste. Nice dry bitterness in the finish. Good brew. rollinsr (817) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a light copper in color with minimal light head. Aroma is a strong spicy-sweet piney citrus with a sappy feel to it. Taste is sweet and bitter with a honey-like aftertaste that envelops the mouth. This is an excellent IPA with a perfect balance between malt and hops. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2012
12oz can. Poured a deep clear golden color with a thick white head, that had good retention and lacing. Big floral and citrus hops arom with a little hint of caramel and cereal grains. Flavor is excellent with tons of hops all the way through from start to finish, with toffe, cereal grains, and doughy bread peaking through in the middle. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice and low carbonation. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
16 oz. can. Clear orange/amber pour. Nose holds big scallion, onion, sticky resin, leek, ramps, caramel and orange zest. Reminds me of a less complex Surly Abrasive, but still I like the aggression. Nice. pushkinwow (2896) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
500ml can as a bonus. Clear perfect amber with a billowy light tan head. Not drinking it during a cold winter night but its still tasty - some great earthy and citrus (grapefruit mostly, some tangerine) hops, nice malt. Moderate carbonation, full body, fairly bitter, wet and weedlike if that makes sense, becomes a little sweet and quite dry at the end, hops coat the palate, very tasty.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap at Oskar Blues. Comes dark orange with a nice white head. Aroma is pine, floral, and citrus. Taste is citrus and pine. Very good. raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Doughy khaki head over orange amber. Aroma of citrus & leather, distant honey. Flavors of grapefruit, resin, smoke & alcohol. balance tipped a toward the hops & a lighter body. tasty though. bbbeer (878) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Orangy color with small pale head. Aroma pine-like hops and malts. Medium-full body. Minimal alcohol presence. Flavor is expectedly bitter with nice presence of hops of the floral, herbal, and pine type. Strong malt background. Good balance. The obligatory comparison to regular Dale’s would suggest it is quite similar but of greater power and less refreshing. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2012
(can) Pours a clear dark copper color with a tall white head that takes awhile to subside and leaves good lacing. Aroma of cinnamon red hots, sweet bread dough, cotton candy, and lime zest. Herbal qualities emerge as well. Mint and bay leaf. This is a really weird combo that works well together somehow. The flavor is a little more straightforward, with the standard caramel yielding to a mid of tropical fruit that unfolds to a dry and pretzel-esque finish that is followed by a substantially dry bitterness that lasts for quite some time. Mouthfeel is chewy and carbonation is perfect. Thought I’d be underwhelmed by this beer, but I’ve gotta admit that it’s pretty good. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pour was light golden, frothy head. Aroma and flavor was fruit and heavy pine/herb with a touch of the onion/garlic...made me feel like there was some Summit in there (which I hate). Mouthfeel was light, yet oily at the same time. I can’t really say why, but I didn’t really like it.