Ericular (1036) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a copper orange with lasting white head and great lacing. Aroma is citrus hops with orange zest as expected. Not out-of-this-world, but it works well. Taste is even better. It starts out sweet up front with a full malt flavor, but only for a few seconds. Just before it gets too cloying, the fruity citrusy hops cut through with some great bitterness. Some dankness comes through to keep things from being too resiny, but the bitterness remains there through the dry finish. Really balanced. Every time I worried it would go south, it redeemed itself with control and balance. Flavorful and full. Much different than my other high-rated IPAs, but this is deserving of it’s high scores. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft. From notes. Loads of orange and grapefruit dominate. Long bitter finish. Very good. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours a clear orange golden color with white head. Citrus, oranges specifically, with floral notes, and just a hint of grassy pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrusy orange flavor. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle pours orange amber with a decent head and residual lace. The aroma is sweet caramel and citrus hops, with some orange peel. The flavor is restrained to sweet malt, citrus hops, and what can only be described as the orange peal bitterness. It clearly has the peal flavor showing. The palate is rich and lively. This works for me really well. Appealing beer. mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Great balance of hop and a hint of citrus. This beer goes really well with a sweet Asian dish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Pours with a clear, brassy looking, orange-amber body. A frothy, cream colored head shows good retention and leaves thick rings of ribbony lacing on the glass. The aroma is beautiful. Perfumy orange blossoms and bitter rinds smell as fresh as they come, with some grapefruit and lemon sneaking in there as well. The biscuity, toasted malt background is perfectly subtle, allowing the bouquet of citrus to proudly do what it is supposed to. The flavor is again very hoppy and citrus dominant, with the orange peel exerting its signature oily bitterness, reminiscent of that first bite into the peel of a freshly picked Florida Naval. Biscuity malts provide nice balance without getting overly sweet. Orangey bitterness lingers well after the swallow. The substantial body is smooth and slick, going down very easy and sitting well, hinting at sessionability. Everyone who grew up in Florida before the early 1990’s, when citrus trees were prominent, even in residential areas, needs to try this beer. It will certainly bring you back, as it did me. Fantastic beer. drpimento (3733) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Poured with a small-bubble tan head and some lace. Nice coppery amber color. Malty, orangey, citrusy, hoppy nose. Flavor is more intensely the same but also with a real nice dry roastiness that perfectly compliments the other qualities. Really very good beer! Lots of flavor. Would be a session beer for those in the mood for it. Good finish. Having this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA. They just put it on today. tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle from tytoanderso. Pours hazed orange with a billowing khaki head. Beautiful. The aroma is filled with fruity citrus. The flavor is a bit more balanced but with a great pithy bitter finish. Medium body with some light oil and prickly carbonation. This is a really well made beer, and one of my faves from these guys. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Slight citrus in the nose. No off flavors. Light golden in color with little head. Fresh and lively citrus flavor, very fruity and tangy. Very refreshing. Bitter aftertaste. A winner. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle shared by JW77 at Diegos. Orange amber pour. Light head. Aroma is piney, citrus, orange peel, honey and spice. Flavor is quite hoppy, tons of resinous pucker factor here! The orange is noticeable at the end and adds quite an interesting twist. Thanks JW.