JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Clearish orange pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, orange, grapefruit and pine. Malty and piney flavor with slight orange before a bitter grapefruit finish.
tmoreau (4090) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a hazed, golden hue, with a sudsy layer of soft white head foam, and spiraling cling to the lacing. The nose presented a fragrant, fruity expression to the citrus as grapefruit & tangerine, pit fruit as apricot, followed by some slightly dank hop scent. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste contributed a very lingering, citrusy, earthy, and rind-like bitterness, with a touch of malt creaminess that took a slight edge off the hops, while lightly soothing the palate. Well put together, and very drinkable IPA.
wlajwl (6189) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, light citrus and a good spiciness. The flavor is citrus, pine needles, light grapefruit, malts and a mildly sweet/bitter/spicy finish.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice floral hop aroma with a bit of diacetyl. Medium amber with light haze, thin lacing white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation and carbonic burn. Starts medium sweet with caramel and light malt, happy bitterness. Bitter finish with a little diacetyl. Nutty sweet finish and bitter after.
MrBunn (2772) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Damnit, Shorts... why does everything have to gush? Yup... this one foamed over onto my folks’ counter during our Thanksgiving visit. Nothing like that sort of smooth move to ingratiate you to the fam... I cursed and feared an infection, but it passed the sniff test... a bit of resin and some grain dust is about all I get. No nasties so far. Pour is a ever-so-slightly hazy gold with a... well... gushers head. Tentative first sip isn’t great, but it’s not noticeably infected... so that’s a start. I circle back around and try again and I get a bit of a medicinal edge to it, but other than that it is decent enough... resin and grain and all that. I was really hoping to put down the hostilities with Shorts... seems like I can’t catch a break with them and end up getting far more gushers and off beers than good ones. This one is on the spectrum but it’s decent enough to past muster, but not get a second look.
edwardbass (821) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dank aroma. Juicy, mild citrus and earthiness/dank flavor, not quite enough malt balance, with a quite jarring and intense grapefruit pith bitterness. Another reviewer I read called it "rough", and I completely agree. Definitely not "medium bitterness" as in the description. Not a bad IPA, but I definitely don’t need to try it again.
rxeight (2900) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated 10/14. They said it just arrived today. Brewery is a 5 hour drive from me but it takes 5 weeks to get from the bottling line to the shelf. Pretty unacceptable in my books. Just supports my theory that the sought after IPAs that everyone thinks are amazing are not necessarily better, they’re just consumed fresher since the demand pulls it through the system faster. I wouldn’t say it’s any worse than 5 week old Zombie Dust, it’s a shame I couldn’t drink it within a week or two and see if it’s as good fresh.
kaser (6008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange draft pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Wet hop and pine aroma. Pretty dank hops, bitter finish. Pine, floral, lemon and grapefruit flavors. Good beer
chucklemation (1542) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold yellow with particles and a foamy white head. Aroma is stone fruit, resin, and juicy citrus. Flavor is similar, with some grassy notes. Has a high bitterness. This is decent.
AWISLguy (2795) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Discount in Waukesha. No bottle date, but just got to the store within the past few days based on twitter feed. Big hops - whole hop cone in each bottle? Raw hops. Citrus & pine. Some tropical fruit. Garlic. And even more raw hops. Finishes bittersweet and garlic. Raw hops oozing out the pores. Too rough, unfortunately. Nose is terrific. 14