shaihulud (13) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This beer is so good I chew on the empty cans for hours just to get all the drops that stayed in the can TappanGordo (71) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
From a can to a glass. Light golden in color. You can really pick up the pine in the aroma. Pine, hop and slightly citrusy flavor. This is an awesome beer. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. As the name states, a lot of hop resin on the palate. Finishes bitter. Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Can from julios. Pour slightly hazy amber with small head. Not much lacing. Nose dried peaches and apricots with piny and resinous hops. Taste piny and resinous hops with some oily notes. Finish rather oily and resinous with some malt and caramel. Some caramel on nose as well. Persistent resinous and piny hops with fruity dried apricots and plums. It seems to have a bit of age so I guess it had a bit more bouquet when fresh. Overall not bad but nothing special. I was expecting a bit more from this brewery. KeefOz (1949) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 16/3/2016 draught at Archive, West End, Brisbane. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a white collar that didn’t lace. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma subtly of sweet pineapple with hints of citrus and resin. Taste of spices, pineapple and slight citrus/grapefruit; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Crisp with a lingering slight bitterness (over-rated and over-priced by Archive). BB 13Jul2014. Poured a hazy orangey amber with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation low with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of sweet fresh floral hops, really strong and nice. Taste initially of fresh but quite bitter hops followed by some sweetness mid-palate then with a palatable bitter after-taste; alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Dry with a bitter but soft finish. One to sip and enjoy! Very nice!
markducommun (1231) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Largish white head, fairly thick. Clear orange gold. Citrus, grapefruit particularly, resinous (self-evident I suppose). Quite bitter initially, mellows into some sweetness, finishes bitter. Quite acidic, slightly oily medium body. Long finish. Alcohol doesn't really come through in a meaningful way. A lot going on, but reasonably drinkable for a big double IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Piney. Hoppy in aroma. So smooth on the tongue. Stone fruit in taste. Bit grassy but oh so pleasant in mouthfeel. No sign of high ABV. Proves cans work.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ctplt777 (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
The name of this beer caught my attention so I figured why not give it a try. It’s pretty good. I wasn’t sure what to expect with it so I kept my mind open. It was a very pleasant taste. Not a hop bomb, not a tropical fruit bomb but it did have a really hoppy bite to it and a nice malty backbone. It was super balanced and for never hearing about it I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely worth trying. I had it on tap, so I’m not sure how it is out of the can. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 Slim, 12 oz. cans poured into a snifter/lager glass. The first tasting in June 2014 involved a can with a BB date on bottom of the can: 23 Aug. 2014. The 2nd, in Sept. 2015, with a very fresh can with a BB date of March 2016. The review is mainly based on the fresher sample.
A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white creamy head over a copper-colored body. The head soon settles to thinner but durable full top coat and leaves nice, sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pungent piney, herbal and fruity hops with some faint oniony/spicy notes in the background.
Flavor: As expected. plenty of piney/resinous hops but remarkably little grapefruit until the aftertaste. Surprisingly sweet and bready up front, but quickly turns fruity, herbal and moderately bitter. Nice lingering hops aftertaste with citrus and herbal notes and even remnants of the malt load.
Palate: Medium body, moderately high but admirably soft carbonation.
Overall: a powerful DIPA without high bitterness and good mouthfeel. Highly recommended for hop heads. frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Lives up to its name! Lots of pine in the aroma. Sharp bitterness comes through right away. Warm palate and mouthfeel.