rosskyle (720) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
12oz can. Clear red color with a white head. Hops grapefruit aroma. Bitter up front medium body. Hops bitter grapefruit grain flavor.
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Draft at Ben and Jamie’s house. Pours clear bright reddish copper with a fizzy, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like pine hops, some caramel malt, dry grapefruit, and bitter toasted grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pine hops, some caramel malt, dry grapefruit, and bitter toasted grains. Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2015
From 12oz can to snifter. Pour is a ruby orange color, thick off white head. Nose is lacking; hops, light malt, piney. Taste is bitter, medium bodied. Crisp mouthfeel up, higher carbonation. Ok beer. euniceradio (533) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
12oz can to tulip. Pours clear deep ruby red, big frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, sweet malts, light pine. Taste of same with minimal citrus and pine. Good bitter malty finish though. jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Clear orange pour with a dense off white head. Tons of sticky lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Taste is spruce, grass, and toffee. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium body.
George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2015
From the can the appearance is dark red with a thick foamy off white head that does not dissipate, the aroma is hops mixed with malts creating a lightly hoped aroma, the taste is crisp and hoppy on the front with a strong malty finish, the mouthfeel is medium to full. nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz can. Filtered amber-copper body. Respectable off-white head. Not enticing oily pine aroma. Really has an antiquated feel to it. Caramel/specialty malts...piny earthy odd hop tones. Drinkable, but not that impressive for the style. Rich and malty. natejgood (509) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours dark gold / light brown with an off-white head. Very light, sweet aroma. Hard to tell what it smells like. Very malty without much hop flavor. This isn’t a bad beer but doesn’t taste like an IPA to me. More like a brown ale or even a weak strong ale (does that make sense?). Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 8, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep orange amber color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a bready and a more earthy and pine hop smell. Along with these aromas comes a decent showing of a grapefruit citrus hop as well as some aromas of caramel and a little bit of sweeter citrus fruit, with just a touch of an onion smell rounding it all out.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of a hop taste of a grapefruit nature. While grapefruit is the heaviest of the hop upfront, it fades as the taste moves forward, with it being replaced by other hop flavors of a pine and earthy hop. All while this occurs, the light caramel that was present upfront transitions to a more fruity like sweetness with some tangerine and a little bit of tropical fruit coming to the tongue. The sweet remains very light overall, and with the increase in the more dank hop flavors as well as a coming of some light onion and grassy hop tastes, one is left with a rather dankly hopped and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the dank hop tastes and lighter sweetness, the feel is pretty good as it really accentuates these tastes and allows for them to stand out in light of the more bready nature of the brew.
Overall – A fairly nice, more dankly hopped and sort of bready brew. Not my favorite, but one I would get again and one that is at least worth one try of.
AWISLguy (3107) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2015
12oz can from Liquor Max. Coppery orange pour with a bit of a white
head. Nose has tangy pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is of sweet
fruits, tangy pine, some caramelly malt and some chewy resin. Medium
bodied. Slightly sticky. Finishes on the fruity sweet side of
bittersweet. Solid-not-great IPA plucked out of that cooler of NoCO
brewers I did not know -- should had taken the DIPA as it is very well rated. 13.8