Scopey (16777) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Growler, big thanks to Jack. It pours clear dark amber with a decent yellow - white head. The nose is fresh, piney, caramel, varnish, juicy peach, stewed orange and pumpkin pie. The taste is bitter - sweet, decent malt back-bone, caramel, pine, varnish, earth, peppery, peach, resin and brown bread with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good old-skool malty IPA. eruizgarcia (374) - - AUG 29, 2015
Way too hoppy, with hardly anything else for balance. Super bitter aftertaste, really not very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
強めの味、苦& portia99 (2) - Norton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
Poured from a growler into a standard pint glass
Growler opened with a satisfying burst of carbonation.
Pours a beautiful copper color with a thin 1/2" white head. Crystal clear with appropriate level of carbonation. Good balance of earthy hops and sweet malt in the aroma. Nothing overpowering - just a really nice balance. I expected this to be a little more hop forward, but this wasn’t at all disappointing. Flavor has a good amount of bitterness, and a nice balance of fruity malt. When first poured, I detected a slight bubble gum flavor that was interesting and not unappealing. As the beer warmed in the glass a little, this disappeared. Solid body, maybe slightly on the thin side, but appropriate for an IPA. Extremely drinkable. I could have these all night long. Nothing is overpowering here - alcohol is detectable, but restrained. Malt and hops in perfect balance. Balance is the key word for this beer. Not a hop monster of an ipa, just a really solid, malty, hoppy ipa that is worthy of the hype.
jackl (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Keg @ Town Hall. Amber with a tight white head. Pine cone, tangerine. Summery fruits. Some biscuit. Taste is pretty bitter. Plenty of pine, PNW hopppiness. Lemon zest. Dirt covered Pear. Biscuity malt. Medium body, a touch oily. Fun.
djd07 (16513) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Growler thanks to Eric. Pours a dark copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is floral and pine. Medium mouth, sweet malt, nice hop bite, very good. italianjohn (3369) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Clear copper pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma of piney hops, citrusy, grapefruity and caramel malts .... Taste is of piney hops, grapefruits, rindy, orange with a nice caramel malt backbone and a bitter ibu punch of hops.... Finish is dry and bitter with a lingering piney rindy hop bite ..... Mouthfeel is a little slick .... Solid above average IPA Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Orange peel, candied fruits, grapefruits, some bread, light grass, and lemon peel in the aroma. Taste is grapefruit peel, sweet malty, candied grapefruit, some bread, grass, and weed with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty stuff. ChrisSc (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pint on tap at brewery. Minneapolis.
Pours transparent copper in color. Small head with decent lacing.
Aroma is spicy and hoppy. Resin. Biscuity.
Taste is medium bitter.
Palate is medium body. Medium finish. Pretty decent.
50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Growler. Amber pour with a big off white head. Herbal/floral hop aromas. Herbal almost medicinal hop notes dominate. It has that eucalyptus/woody characteristic that for me is off putting. A bit unbalanced with an underwhelming malt backbone. Average mouthfeel.