hershiser2 (3831) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden. Grapefruit aroma with hints of earth. Taste is bitter grapefruit peel, cat pee (I don't know what cat pee tastes like but the taste reminds me of the smell for some odd reason), soap, and light floral notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a crystal clear pure gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sweet cantaloupe and clementine and mango to go along with a spicy garlic like hoppiness in the background. The taste delivers a hoppy bitter bite with grapefruit, spicy onion and pineapple. To midway mild juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes are noticed and lightly sweetened by the subtle soft sweet malt base. Solid IPA with up front fruity hop bitterness. gyllenbock (10033) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. (thanks Wolff)
A bit hazy golden/yellow with a large head. Aroma and taste of citrus, hops, some pineapple and hay. Medium body and with a bitter finish. A descent one.
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a large white head. A big citrus nose, tropical, some biscuit. Rich orange tea, soft citrus, fluffy, biscuit sweet malts. Galaxy hops showcased so well here. Kinda funky. Very good. Foxchainman (16) - Fox Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Great show case of Galaxy hops. Great passion fruit and pineapple hop derived fruitiness. Yum! Some galaxy hopped IPAs have a slight grassy background taste but Schlafly TIPA pulled off the use of Australian hops very tastefully. So sad it is not a ear round offering.
ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle (and a low fill line!) [bottled on 09/11/2015 -- wow, this tastes much, much fresher]. Nose is heavy rind and citrus juice, touch pineapple an tropical fruit, pine. Pours brilliant orange-golden with a dense cream head, thin lace. Taste dry with a little residual hop sweetness, starting to really crank the authentic pineapple toward the finish; bitterness is high, light tang to match the fruitiness, fullish body is crisp and snappy. Touch resin and mineral in the finish, very faint vegetal, just enough for character, and more lemon and faint tangerine. Fresh pine, some grapefruit (it’s mostly generic ’citrus,’ even if it does play well against the distinct pineapple). Clean with controlled alcohol, no heat. Just enough grainy pils-type malt underneath to balance somewhat, but on the whole, if you said this were 11oz of fruit juice with an ounce of beer added, I think most people would believe you. A real showcase for this hop. Impressive! [2015.11.29: 4.3] tnkw01 (1857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Deep gold in color with a tad of a hazy look. Small to medium head with quite a bit of lace. Aroma was very strong citrus, grapefruit and pineapple. Taste was overwhelmingly grapefruit with hints of orange peel, pineapple and spruce. CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head. aroma is strong citrus and pine hopes. Flavor is more pine than citrus and light malts. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw colored hues and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with spotty lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Earthy, floral aroma with lots of oily hops and pine needle countered by subtle citrus fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Dank and resinous with fresh buds, grass and pine sap followed by faint hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Some biscuit-y malts in there as well with hints of bread and light fruit. The hops are fresh and juicy but since they primarily use Galaxy/Austrailan hops, I was expecting more of tropical/citrus presence in the nose.
Medium body with tight carbonation and a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry finish. A bit sweeter than the nose suggests but the flavor is dominated by sticky, piney hops. Very dry with lots of resinous hop oils, grassy pine needle, spruce tip and dank nuggets. This is followed by a subtle summit/onion flavor and a bit of juicy tropical fruit sweetness. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel cut through the bitterness but it could use a lot more to balance things out. Underneath, there’s a subtle pale malt backbone that provides hints if bread, biscuit and some sweeter light fruit flavors, especially apple. The mouthfeel falls off a bit toward the end of the palate, finishing slightly watery. The ABV is nicely masked making this beer pretty easy to drink but the hop flavors are slightly one dimensional. There’s not enough sweetness for my preference and the summit/onion flavor comes on very strong toward the back end with an unpleasant lingering aftertaste. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Drank this out of a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Danny! Has a very hoppy aroma. Has a good flavor for an IPA but the hop profile has a bit of a spice to it.