JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 22, 2017 Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by 12/27/2013. Pours a cloudy orange frothy head. Smells faintly like pine, citrus, grapefruit. Tastes like a lot of the same, some sweetness from the malt. Decent balance. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall an ok beer that tastes like it could be fresher. Doesn't live quite up to the hype I've heard, honestly.
---Rated via my tastebuds and my brain.
Amber color with a moderate sized ecru colored head that settles to a fingers worth of dense foam. Fresh floral hops scents. Smooth feel. Pale and caramel malt sweetness in the start. Light pine and citric bite in the middle. Dry near woody finish. 7/13
ordybill (1799) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange-yellow color with a large white head. The aroma has a decent blend of fruit, yeast and caramel. The flavor is full of piney hops with a fruit backdrop. euniceradio (541) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
16 oz can to tulip. Pours clear copper orange, small white froth head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, sweet malts. Taste is same with some tropical fruit and bitter biscuit finish. blueshockey24 (609) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Can. Pours orangish golden. Aroma is soapy citrus. Taste is sweet malty citrus with a sweet hoppy grapefruit zest finish. Pretty good. A little more on the malty side for my personal preference but good. luttonm (6473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Can at Seattle tasting. Richer gold-orange, foamy head. Resiny, a little pine, sweet, earthy. Not my favorite profile. But solid, sweet, full IPA
dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours a golden orange with an off white lacing. The aroma is a mixture of floral and earthy, with some biscuit notes on the finish. The flavor is predominantly dry and bitter superspak (5674) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 2/5/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, apricot, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of bright/dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, apricot, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/dank citrus/tropical/earthy hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering. Niko100 (2940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, fruit, caramel, & citrus; Flavor of caramel malt, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is dry & fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Clean & good! Frank (4208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2015
This stuff doesn’t have my favorite hop profile but it’s decent enough. It’s very cloudy orange w/ a creamy head of fine bubbles and lacing in patches. It has a strong grapefruit and woody pine nose that evolves to an almost coffee-like bitterness in the finish. It’s a bit sweet and sticky and quite resinous, which makes it come off a bit heavy for my tastes. There’s nothing really wrong w/ this at all but it just comes off as a bit much to be really drinkable and doesn’t really lend itself to slow sipping either. mcberko (18063) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
500mL can, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavour brings out piney hops, crackery malt, and some bready notes. Dry, piney and somewhat bitter. Well-balanced and thirst-quenching. Very good.