dnstone (3404) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Golden-orange in color with white head. Moderate pine-hop aroma. Pine-citrus, medium bodied flavor. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle that poured a nice orange color with a huge hop aroma and citrus. Tasted like a light IPA with a nice hop flavor, grapefruit and citrus balance the hops well. Suttree (6382) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Golden orange, with a thin ring of foam. Big floral hop aroma, with some honey-ish notes to go along with that. Tastes a little tart, then floral hop with some soodsy notes, then a big sweet caramel and honey finish. Very tasty stuff. BB 8/18/11. Thanks Secret Santa! yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty and citrusy/grapefruity. Sweet, fruity and mild hoppy. Bitter and slight citrusy into the finish. bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a wineglass. This was a shockingly pleasant surprise, with an intensely juicy hop aroma that tended toward citrus matched with a sweet but firm malt profile. The body proved a bit lighter for an ipa, but that’s a plus on 4th of July weekend in Texas. All in all, this is a welcome addition to the Austin-area beer roster, and a local alternative to Dale’s in a can for your Independent Day festivities.
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
On tap at the Ginger Man in downtown Austin, TX. Hazy amber under a tall off-white head with a nice sheen of lacing. Citrusy aroma. Plenty of floral notes with toasted cereal, a touch of coffee, grapefruit and a hint of apple. Smooth satisfying texture and a dry finish with a nice citrusy, hoppy final kick. Well balanced and well worth a try if you’re in the Lone Star State. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep near clear gold with thin off white head. The aroma has some sharp citrus notes, brown sugary sweetness, dustiness, lime and grapefruit pith. The taste has some bitter sharp citrus hops that move into some grapefruit and lime like flavors. Behind the hops are notes of sweet malts and a touch of grainy malts. Nice IPA bhensonb (15187) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Thanks to ericandersnavy for this bottle. Pours amber gold with a creamy/bubbly near-white head. Aroma is roast caramel and floral. Med body. Flavor is unusually fruity. Almost tropical in some ways, citrus in others. This is quite an original. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this. Best by date is 8/5/11.
4.0 A: Hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of mainly frothy, but somewhat creamy off-white head with average retention and a good bit of lacing.
4.0 S: Mix of piney, citrusy, and floral hops, though even in combination, the whole doesn’t approach West Coast levels. Strongest aromas are pine, grapefruit, orange, mango, flowers and a ton of pineapple. Despite being bottle conditioned, the yeast component is minimal as this is pretty clean overall. Malts are slightly bready.
3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. Hops are earthier than the nose suggests, but there is still a decent pine, grapefruit, and orange component with just a hint of pineapple. Yeast comes into play much stronger and combines with the malts to form a moderate breadiness.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a bit creamier. Lightly chewy.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but nothing too special either. Good all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-12-2011 22:19:52
fonefan (49292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
Light unclear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, orange - citrus, candy. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, tropical fruity, candy sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.