riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Nose is rather soft. Notes of orange, floral hops, light citrus, caramel, light sweetness. Pours golden orange with a light haze and decent lace/head. Flavors of medium sweet citrus, light floral bitterness, and caramel. Easy to drink, nice with food, unobtrusive and sessionable. Would probably be super nice fresh and on draught. I just prefer more assertiveness in my IPAs. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Really interesting IPA...has some peppery, earthy, grassy notes that you don’t find in most of the style. Bright copper body produced a 1/4 inch white head. Very herbal with grapefruit, orange peel, and resin also finding their space. Medium mouthfeel. Unique. kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours is orange, little to no head. Bitter hits almost before the hops, but there is also hint of orange. Very smooth like butter, might even taste a bit like it. Nontheless, bitter is what to expect with this one. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
12oz bottle into goblet. Pours a deep orange with small white head. Medium carbonation. Malt aromas. Tastes a bit like dish soap. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to kmurray (BA)!Tepid, transparent gold-orange, thin tan head. Nose has some cookie, light caramel, and dominant grapefruit. Flavor is off somewhat, bitter and thin with leaf, orange, and and olive note. Thin and heavily salty. Thankfully this is only 5%, otherwise it would be unbearable. As it is, drinkable but harsh.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper toned body with a white head. Strong rustic and bitter earth tones, some light grapefruit rinds and citrus tones. Floral bitter with cantaloupe notes and a spicy slightly grass y body bitter with spicy bittering hop resins and oils. Finishes more grassy and herbal with a bit of floral notes and a butter y oily hoppy finish that rolls across the tongue. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bizzare murky yellow color. Aroma is piney, sticky, bitter resinous hops with no semblance of malt ballance. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery. Flavor is bitter hop leaf, dank and citrusy. Esssentially hop juice. An experience. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Thanks to hophead101 for sending me this beer as an extra.
Pours murky yellow with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine. The flavor is strong citrus with hardly any bitterness. Slightly thin, watery mouthfeel with low-medium carbonation. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a clear orange with a nice two fingers of white foamy head with some thick lacing on the glass.
The smell is full with some nice hop flavor. There are some nice wet hop flavor come in late and take hold.
The taste is malty and with a really high hop flavor as well, kicking into the back end of the beer. There is a really nice pine flavor as well.
The feel is light and is light enough to have a nice hoppt presence and not take too much off the typical meal with this beer. Is light but mellow as well. MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: Cloudy murky orangish color with a large bubbly head at first. The head dies down to a thin ring with an island in the middle. It appears to be a somewhat sticky brew as I circle the glass, and this is confirmed by the lacing left behind.
S: Many have described it as earthy and I have to agree. There is a natural quality to this brew. I smell some metallic iron and dirt in the background but grapefruit and pine reign supreme.
T: Lovely IPA that is unique in its own right. I am immediately hit with bitter grapefruit peel and pine. As the bitterness dies down a nice ruby red grapefruit sweetness overcomes you. It finishes dry and goes down soo smooth. What a nice beer!
M: Medium bodied with a dry finish. Crisp and clean.