obguthr (6369) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Draft at Terrapin’s Hop Harvest Festival: Subtle, rosehip and mango nose. Cloudy copper, thin head. Dry orange peel and overripe orange flesh flavor. Nice citrus qualities, relatively low IBUs for the style. Not very intense. I prefer Hopsecutioner, but this is a good IPA, for the non-hophead. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells resiny with some sagey undertones. Tastes of resin, spicy, some grassy hints on the finish. jgb9348 (6281) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Crisp copper coloured body with a ruby glow and a thinnish, relatively fast-dying tan head. Aroma of plain and simple, fresh piney hops with a very noticeable resiny scent and a touch of caramel. Effervescent medium-bodied; Strong biting piney hops up front fades very quickly to a mild malty backbone and a touch of nuts and bitter caramel. Aftertaste is light, especially for the style only showing a minor sweetness and maybe a touch of hops, but not enough to be bittering. Overall, a pretty big let-down considering the style and the great [retro] named beer. Even those who like IPAs should probably pass this one up due to its lack of hops and its high price. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, Virginia on 14-October-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 17-October-2010 (3 days after they said they got it in store to mouth) for US$10.20!!! dmac (6267) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a nice super deep burnt orange/amber with ana verage sized frothy super light khaki colored head. Aroma of super fresh hops, juicy fresh oranges, toast and lemon zest. The body is medium with only a slight hop bite and the carbonation is just a tad to stingy for my taste. Flavor of hop cones, grapefruit rind, yellow grapefruit pulp, bread crusts. Nicely done but I found the aroma a bit more pleasing then the aroma. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Light citrusy nose, a touch eathy and leafy, a little iced tea. Pours golden amber with a creamy lasting head and nice thick sheets of lace. The flavor has notes of caramel, iced tea, light floral hops, a little citrus here and there. Light fresh resiny leafiness lingers in the finish. Easy to drink.
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a very small, foamy white head. Aroma is strong, wet Amarillo hops. Soft spicy notes and caramel as well. Taste is fresh Amarillo hops, soft caramel, sweet malt and spicy notes. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a resinous feel. Ends with more fresh hops, spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt and fruit notes. Nice! thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) clear amber with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of candied citrus, cream, and fresh citrus with the leaves and all. Some caramel in the nose also. Taste of caramel, biscuity, bready, nice linger. Cybercat (5841) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - almost like sniffing a pine tree, with a firm undertone of slightly sweet grapefruit. It pours a luscious dark golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma promised, but is still fairly hoppy with a malty undertone and more than a hint of citrus, mainly grapefruit and orange. Texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a nice tingle. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Very hoppy with citrus and grapefruit and almost tropical like punch notes aromatically. Fresh hop tones that die out a bit in terms of taste, the punch tones dissipate and the flavor is more grassy, hints of bread, and honey tones. A bit prickly in terms of bitterness and carbonation. Still very good overall. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22 ounce bottle that pours a rust orange color, with aromas of caramel, grass, pine resin, and citrus. Flavor is much the same, balancing out the hoppiness with caramel, not to much of a bitter bite, decent beer overall.