adrian910ss (2605) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 21, 2018 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. This draft starts off with a big citrus nose, but there's also the pine of the usual Northwestern pale ale. The beer is pretty hazy, though; a light slightly brassy color, with a fluffy IPA head. The beer is actually served as bit too chilled for a craft brew, which usually a mistake that the Lodge doesn't make.
It does immediately show a "thicker" palate than usual, owing to its 8% alcohol by volume. But "juicy?" I think it's still in the same highly bittered style as a NorthWEST IPA, definitely showing some Citra or similar hop. Very likeable in a hophead way, but I guess I need some more beers in this style to determine my baseline for "juicyness."
12 oz can courtesy of Todd. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, sweet grapefruit and juicy hops. Taste of pineapple, grapefruit and juicy hops. Tasty. bookman10 (1302) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Not nearly as hazy as the picture would suggest. Pours a clear, golden yellow, with mid-sized, frothy, lasting head. Aroma is grassy, with some pine/spruce hops, just a touch of citrus. Flavor is quite dry, with grass, pine/spruce hops, some citrus, some soapiness. Not bad, just not quite what I was expecting. BeerInHeaven (500) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2018
pours a hazy rich gold with a medium white head. citrus and sweet floral aroma. Great mouth feel. Juicy resinous. citrus, pineapple taste. Not overly bitter. Very pleasant finish and linger. I really like this one! Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Draft. Pours hazy gold with off-white head. Citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit upfront with some pine notes. Pleasant bitterness in the finish. commonmac (1369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Tap at New Bohemia in Northeast with samalito. 10oz pour. Not as hazy as I would have expected. Nice white head. Aroma is a big plus with a floral (lavender?). Bright and citrusy. Taste is clean and well balanced. Plenty of bitterness but a sweetness helps at the finish. Little bit of floral and pine characteristic. Feels like a quintessential IPA without the hazy notes anticipated by the description. Very solid effort old man.
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Backlog entry prior to closing out 2017. Well rounded, as expected. Nothing too unusual. willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Can from Wine Tree East. Pours a mostly clearish gold with a finger of off-white foam that lingers. Pine, citrus forward nose. A touch of lychee and strawberry as it warms. Some peach. Low bitterness, big melon and cantaloupe flavors. Fruit forward and good use of hops. Nice stuff. hershiser2 (3832) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Can courtesy of Drake. Many thanks! Pours murky orange with visible floaters and an off-white head. Very nice aroma of lemon peel, orange, grapefruit, a little earth. Flavor is orange peel, rose hips, grapefruit, lemon zest, melon, light grasses. Very nice work. shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Can. Tangerine, mango, biscuit malt, and earthy grapefruit peel flavor. Cloudy golden yellow with large white head. Moderately sweet tangerine, mango, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter earthy pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body and balance. Excellent. thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 Pours hazy gold into a tulip that clarifies and chunks up as it settles. White head with medium retention. Mango and resin aromas. Soft with wet hay, lemon joy before bitter earthy resin in the lasting finish. Thanks TAR for the trade.