Ktwse (5228) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2017 tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy light amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma was a burst of fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine, and some sweet malt. The flavor is more fresh citrus hops, grapefruit, moderately sweet malt, herbal, pine, heavy dry bitter finish. The bitterness lingers for a while. Medium bodied, rough at the start, but very enjoyable.
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of pine, tropical fruit, citrus. Taste is super pine bitter, light fruit notes. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. ganache (6003) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle. Nose grapefruit and light grass, dough; pour an opaque orange-golden with a large and dense beige head. Taste strongly bitter but not extreme, clean and not too rubbery, rather dry, not tart, getting subtle orange peel and rind, light grapefruit, strong dough, very strong pine, some spice and earth. Full body but not fat, smooth and just crisp enough. Strong caramel dull and a little flabby. A little heavy for this hot day, well thought-out, just doesn’t have the brightness it needs. [2017.06.25: 3.2] Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
On tap at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Aromas of nutty grain, peanut, grassy. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, malty, earthy hops, orange peel bitterness. Mesium bodied. obxdude10 (2357) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Exceptional IPA on draft at Yard House in King of Prussia. This delicious beer poured a golden color with a thick white head. The hops were crisp, bitter, spicy and dry. The mouthfeel and body of flavors were outstanding. There was a bready backbone that balanced the beer really nicely. The finish was delicious. I could drink this one all day! dcmchew (104) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours misty, deep orange. Full finger white cap, recedes slowly and leaves a nice, dense lacing. Nice fresh leafy hops on the aroma, some caramel-biscuity malts, even faint chocolate (?!), grapefruit, faint apricot, pine resin. Taste has candied grapefruit peel, some orange pulp, with a nice gulp of caramel maltiness in the middle, and then just truckloads of deep resiny hops, packing a really solid bitterness and quite some earthiness, too. Faint pineapple. Hints of chewing tobacco, spicy weed, kiwi seed. Aftertaste has a lot of lingering bitter hops, but its not unpleasant. Each new sip brings back a nice citrusy juiciness. Mild, smooth body, carbonation prickles just for a bit. A solid, albeit pretty straight-forward resiny IPA. A nice break from oniony-tropical hop juices.
jbruner (5002) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of resinous piney citrus hops over a mild caramel and biscuit malt base. Taste has some floral aspects on top of the pine and citrus, but more malt balanced and slightly oxidized. Moderate to heavy bitterness, dry finish, not bad. Lowe1983 (1608) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Pours a cloudy, amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops with caramel malts and a hint of alcohol. Flavor had some toastyness along with the floral hops and caramel malts. ciocanelu (2789) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 18, 2017
Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has some toasted malt and classic, resiny hops. Some bittersweet orange peel in the back. Taste starts bitter up-front with nice orange peel flavor, pine resin and earthy hops. Bitterness is quite intense but doesn’t really feel harsh. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. A classic style of IPA but executed really well. Scipio (1140) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Pours a bright, hazy orange with a full, smooth white head. The aroma gives us a heavier impressions of pine, along with caramel, grassy hops, grapefruit, and resin. The taste has a good bitter kick, though it is a little sweeter than what I was hoping. The main impressions include grapefruit, pine, and sugar, while the minor notes are pineapple, orange, and caramel. A weaker though lingering aftertaste is a sugary grapefruit. Medium in body, with a thicker texture, and average in carbonation. I knocked this one down a bit for the reason that its very sweet. DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Orange tinted gold, lasting white head. Vegetal, bitter citrus, thin malts, medicinal finish. I’m not feeling the hype behind this beer.