JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle sample at the Uinta tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/7/13. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with caramel and spicy and grassy hops. Malty flavor with spicy and earthy hops coming quickly and lasting through to the finish. Maak_d (10) - - MAR 10, 2013
Aroma is intense hoppiness. Color is a deep amber, with a very slight haze. Taste is resiny, with tons of citrus, particularly grapefruit. Practically no malt flavor. Finish is long, bitter. A bit sweet, but normal for style. Tons of lacing that clings to the side of the glass. Great beer that really shines. Opens up more as it warms. StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Appearance is terrific with a red amber color and a thick foamy head with excellent lacing. Smell of pastures gone by. Earthy, hoppy, sweet, weedy. Taste is sweet up front with brown sugar and a creamy grapefruit in the backend. Truly a smooth blend of malt and hop. Very good IPA. jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
So happy about this beer. The pour is absolutely beautiful. Intense red-gold with a billowing creamy off white head. Really fantastic. Aroma is all hops. Full bodied and malty. Finishes with hop bitterness. A great beer. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with big, foamy beige head / Bright nose of cut pine, weed, brown sugar, and citrus / Full body, creamy and chewy, sugary but with good hop bite, and bitter finish / Flavors of cut pine, brown sugar, orange peel, grapefruit, biscuit, and cream / Outstanding.
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2013
750 ml. bottle, bottled on 12/17/12- Pours hazy dark orange to red with a huge dense creamy off white head that wants to stick around and some nice layered lace. The aroma is spicy hops and sweet malt. The taste is different than expected, there is a nice hoppy bite to it, malt is there, but it’s not really the kind of malt I dislike in my IPA’s, i don’t mind it actually. There is a nice spiciness as well, very interesting take on the DIPA, dry bitter finish, but actually in many ways the Hop Notch I rated just before this seems more hoppy. body is medium and carbonation is medium to high. Overall I have had better, but this is not a loser either, it gets points for venturing out of the normal box I think, I did like the spicy character it had. michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Corked bottle. Dark amber in color with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of malts, carmel, booze, and slight floral hops. Taste is vey much on the malt side, unbalanced, as it drowns out any hop flavor. Boozy, as I feel the heat in every sip and it tingles the lips. I also pick up a slight butter taste, and a very dry finish. My expectations were not even close to being met. Would not seek out again. AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ NK Bar. Hazy dark amber colour with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, hops, fruits. Flavour is hoppy, caramel, orange, citrus. RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
It has a really clear appearance, like they filtered it. Slightly tan head rounds out the caramel colored ale. It has a floral and boozy aroma. It’s not very well balanced, it’s mostly malt and very little bittering or flavoring hops. It’s good, but not great. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; MALTY though. A semi-transparent amber with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of bitter hops and sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Good, not great.