JBPortland (1578) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12oz can pours clear copper with 1 finger head that fades quick. Nose is grassy pine, pineapple, mango, kiwi. Mouthfeel is sharp up front, crisp, full bodied. Taste is huge bitter pine, greens, lettuce, occasional citrus notes. Finish is big bitterness, celery, fruity notes, earthy, dank. Awesome hop bomb. ChiGuy68 (627) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. can (courtesy of Pablo). It poured a cloudy amber with a frothy off-white head and plentiful lacing. Has a tart, citrus hop aroma and a strong hop taste with a bitter finish. Hangover (1153) - oxford, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Orange pour with a rather large white head. Strong hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Lives up the name, with a resinous and thick hoppy mouthfeel. Mostly citrus flavors, orange and grapefruit. Lingering hoppy bitterness. Malt profile is good enough to stand up the the hops. Very tasty. Cool little redbull type can also. haukur (2124) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - OCT 9, 2013
late night in Key West just after the sun went down after a very humid day. Insanley crisp, grassy and piney aroma. Slight malty sweetness on the palate, long bitter finish. Subtle for the style and enjoyable dunn4040 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours a beautiful opaque golden-orange color. White head, decent lacing on glass. Little head retention.
Tastes of citrus, medium hoppy bitterness, pine, light mango, and spices. Nicely carbonated yet feels full in the mouth. Hoppy, crisp, and full are all words that come to mind as I take a sip. The alcohol is well hidden in this one seeing that it clocks in at 9.1%
Overall a solid IPA. Not the best I’ve ever had but it probably cracks the top 10-15. Well worth the try.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Clear amber/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Creamy fruity aroma, bitter hops, caramel, citrus, mango, grass notes. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, raisins, floral notes, some hay. Fruity hop finish with biscuits and some woody notes. A bit unclean.
Defreni (3325) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Dåse: Flotgullet diset øl medet stort flot skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af mango og en tand citrus. Smagen er igen lige i skabet. I det hele taget en stor overraskelse at øllen er så god efter en tur over atlanten. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bought at The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL. $9 four pack. Drink by December 17th 2013 ... I’d assume that this is pretty fresh, since that’s over 5 months away. I just poured this one into a standard pint.
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow-orange color. Two finger off-white head stays for awhile before turning into just a thin layer on top. The lacing’s pretty patchy, but I really enjoy that mini-head that floats on top.
Smell: Super sweet aroma that’s easily the highlight of this beer. Resin’s an appropriate name ... the resinous sort of piney hops are definitely the highlight mixed with almost a cotton candy sweetness. There may be some of the ever-popular non-descript tropical fruit aromas as well.
Taste/feel: Like a guava or mango sort of flavor almost all the way with a lot of sweetness at the start. At the middle and back of the mouth, this explodes with the resin/pine character, and there’s a solid bitterness. While there’s a pretty big herbal kind of bitterness (103 IBUs), Resin seems to get less bitter with the more I sip it. The mouthfeel is pretty lightly carbonated with a medium/light sort of feel. I don’t mind the feel, since this could easily be cloying if it were much thicker, but I’d like a bit more carbonation, maybe. Burps (yes, I’m factoring in burps) are just an awesome piney/earthy flavor. As the beer warms up, I get a pretty distinct caramel or toffee sort of note in the aftertaste.
Very good beer. I feel like it drinks a little flat, but that’s a pretty minor problem I have with a beer that’s pretty outstanding as a whole. It has a nice look to it, there’s a great sweet piney aroma, and it tastes better than a lot of other IIPAs I’ve had. If this were available in Michigan, I’d get it pretty often. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2013
A real ropey, pinetree dank hop aroma. Darker orange, like a barleywine in overall look. Bitter blast of hops as the name indicates, maltier than expected. Full body pallet ripper. Highly recommended. pablo951 (691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Has it out of a can. Pours a frothy white head with a hazy orange hue. it has a subtly yet firm and ever-present resiny pine aroma, and a smooth hop taste.