Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017 MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. This was a gift from my brother. Rajah pours golden yellow with a nicely sized head of small bubbles. The aroma is heavy on hop resin. You can certainly smell the citrus, acid and pine associated with the hop style. The taste is delightfully hoppy without being over the top. It’s well balanced and almost epitomizes the style. The palate is slightly oily but leaves a dryness behind that makes you want more. The acid content seems higher than normal. If you have a sensitive stomach one or two of these would be enough. Overall, this is an excellent beer and a nice surprise from a brewer I haven’t heard of before.
Aromas of orangey citrus, floral. Mostly clear orange with a fairly white head. Dry, citrusy. Medium bodied. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2017
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jims without a bottle date, so hoping this is reasonably fresh. Aroma: Moderate to strong clementine peel with hints of pine and/or herbaceous hop character; malts are very light, semi-sweet cereal. Appearance: Transparent honey gold with slow, plentiful carbonation holding up sticky tan head that settles into a sticky skin. Flavor: Big citrus with herbaceous notes that are not negligible; malts are minimized with only a whisper of sweetness that dies away quickly; pretty bitter and dried up in the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Definitely an exemplary, standout IPA. Probably not something Id drink everyday, but ideal for hopheads, and that occasional hop fix for the rest of us. commonshawn (1256) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle in Cleveland. Hazy dark yellow with small white head and good lacing. Packs a big citrus punch, with plenty of hop bitterness. Well balanced. Feels like a west coast ipa. Good . alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Straw yellow color with a white soapy head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, and passion fruit. Tropical fruit flavor with some biscuit and slight bitterness. Very flavorful and well-balanced. ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Nose obviously dry and resinous, lots of pith and tropical citrus peel. Pour rich golden-orange, opaque with a short soapy beige head. Taste is strongly bitter but not excessively so, caramel is strong but dulled, more like biscuit/dough, but citrus is bright and shimmers around the edges. Pine and this wonderful tropical musk, not the more known like mango, but a bit leafier. Pilsner-like malt underneath (tad grainy) but it’s clear the the malt has mostly been abandoned. Clean full body crisp and refreshing, bright. Enjoyed this one, but have to admit to disappointment given the surprise hype. [2016.08.25: 3.4]
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, orange peel, resin, pine, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Inviting nose. Nice balance between citrus and resin. Clean. Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2016
At the Bspot. Amber color thin thin head. Mild orange citrus hops that finishes with a sharp tang. Refreshing citrus mouth feel
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Pint at the Winking Lizard Cleveland
Slightly hazy orange amber with a decent tightly bubbled off white head that persists. citrus and tropical with plenty of pine and a bit of biscuity malt to counter. Pretty tasty. BeerdedDave (1703) - Beckley, USA - JUN 1, 2016
on tap at Knotty Pine Brewing Company in Columbus; clear,amber color; nice,citrusy hop aroma; nice citrus hop flavor on a very light malt base ClarkVV (6700) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from Rabbott, undated but fresh, drunk 3/25/16.
Clear golden, light amber body is well-carbonated and topped by a large white head showing good retention.
The nose is full of both herb and fruit, with some light candied citrus somewhat sweetening/balancing things and light pineapple and mango for juiciness. Cracker and biscuit like malts remain in the background while no heavy resin appears, nor alcohol. Definitely not a juice bomb and quite West Coast, as they say. Much more austere than the average NE IPA, but still very well-executed.
Soft, malty texture with creamy carbonation kicks things off the right way, with light biscuit and grain balancing lemon, candied orange and dry mango/pineapple. Light mint-like herbal suggestions add some complexity and it finishes with apricot-orange and medium bitterness. No resin or alcohol.