Appreciation goes out to Nathan and Justin Smith for thinking of me when seeing this beer at a family gathering over thanksgiving and bringing it back for me to try. Tasted in the afternoon in a Guinness pint glass. Luckily they got me two bottles in case I butcher the first tasting from being sick.
Taste: Quite a flavor. With a amber pale malt backbone, the beer exhibits a wealthy crisp taste and fruity undertones. Orange peel and grapefruit juice notes with a tropical sweetness. The hop addition contributes a rich pine and resin flavor leaving a moderately bitter aftertaste, but the alcohol and hops add a manageable, but not overwhelming character to the beer that just wouldn't be the same without it. Gradually a sour flavor may be distinguished from this beer, but is perfectly complementary to the unique and well paired flavors.
Mouthfeel: Large body and medium mouthfeel with a constant and lower carbonation that I'd say fits the ale perfectly.
Overall Impression: What starts sweet and tropical quickly blasts a rush of grapefruit/pine bitterness and no sooner finishes dry and crisp. This is a completely unique IPA starting light and crisp and finishing dry and generally clean aside from the resinous bitterness left on the tongue. Well balanced between sugary sweetness and hopping. Get a six pack, it's worth it.