jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with dissipating off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big resinous hops with hint of bready pale malt, slight soapiness. Taste is more toward the hoppy end, big piney and citrus notes. Soft carbonation, medium body, good stuff. AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12oz bottle from Bottles and Cans. Amber pour with an off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has raw hops. Bracing, bitter, fresh, fruity and oily. Taste is of quite dank grapefruit rinds, salty, chewy resin, whole hop cones, herbs and pine all on a solid malt base. The maltiness comes into the fight periodically, but the raw hops and resin win out. Light to medium bodied, fairly crisp, yet somewhat sticky. Finishes much more bitter than sweet, and chewy. A lot of stuff in this one for the abv, yet also managed to take an extremely hoppy brew, and maintain that Victory sweet malt presence. Nice effort for the season. 14.5
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle dated: Enjoy by 07 Mar 2016, for an 6.5% APA, makes me think this was bottled this week, could be wrong, eh, no worries, here’s the rest.
Treated as an APA, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed brown color with one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Lacing was semi-thick in a messy sort of way.
The smell started off with a slick resinous oily deep dark pine, fresh and green almost as if it was plucked just yesterday.
The taste was sweet to bitter oily slick faded green leafy hops (just look up dank in the beer dictionary, it’ll tell you what dank really means). Malts, what malts, if there’s malts in this, they’re nowhere substantially displaying any kind of flavor. Yes, there’s a sweet to spicy to bitter danky aftertaste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an okay sessionability about it. Hop oils split my tongue practically in half with pungent sticky bitterness enslaving my tongue.
Overall, the more I think about it, the more I think this had to have been bottled this week. As much as I don’t mind the "enjoy by" date, sometimes, a born on date at least with the "wet hopped" APA’s might be more useful. Still, I’d have this again. Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
I can not pin the aroma down. Somewhat dirty sock and citrus. The flavor though is really unique. Slightly malty and sweet with a nice hop character. Not sure which they used but I really like it. Pours reddish copper with a white head. milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Outstanding aroma and taste. One of the best fresh hopped brews. 6.5% ABV is reasonable for the solid body.
Mep3222 (1641) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Grassy floral herbal hop aroma. More grassy and herbal than anything. Malty base. Dry ish herbal bitter finish. Grassy and earthy. Descent beer but more earthy and grassy than I like.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JohnRMurdoch (5053) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2015
12oz bottle from Beer Table Pantry, Grand Central Station, New York. Dark orange, not much head. Resin hop aroma. Leafy spicy resin hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Good and full flavoured. BigBeer45 (1565) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Sampled from a bottle,
this ale had a clear dark copper pour and presented a one finger off-white head that lowered to a layer of bubbles and ring, it left nice lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of grass, grapefruit and guava citrus hops, toasted malt, light fruit and malt sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt, citrus and grapefruit hops with a little malt sweetness,
it had a light to medium citrus hop bitterness at the finish that was drying on the tongue, a little malt trailed,
the mouth feel was light and creamy, it had average carbonation,
a tasty drink with nice grass and citrus hops with toasted malt. italianjohn (3257) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Clear copper pour with a thin off white head and sticky lacing ..... Aroma of super fresh floral and piney hops, nice citrusy notes ... Very strong aroma of grapefruit ... Juicy fruits as well ..... taste is of juicy fruity hops and earthy hops... Strong bitter floral and citrusy bite .... Rindy grapefruit with a caramel malt backbone and nice lingering spicy bitter bite .... Finish is dry, bitter and floral .... Lingers for quite a bit ... Mouthfeel is slick and oily.... Very well done and intense beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours a caramel color with a white head. Floral, pine, caramel, grapefruit, tangerine, orange and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral, citrus and pine finish.