can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My favorite of the beers in the ABC sampler. More east coast than west, but still a decent IPA. Good amber/orange color, pleasant pine hop aroma, and a nice sweet-then-bitter finish.
Ernest (7200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, ), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of plastic, diacetyl, spoiling fruit juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Well, thatís 3 strikes for ABC...I didnít rate the Jolly Scot, but that, this, and the Mountain Lager have all been very dirty and poorly made drain pours. Oh well.
Sirmixsomewhat (180) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not as crazy about this IPA as I am about the Outta Focus. Itís hoppier than I tend to like and itís kind of bitter on the aftertaste, but itís not awful.
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: November 15, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint.. OCCASION: recovering from the family football game--I threw three INTs!--and a much less enjoyable Browns loss... APPEARANCE: rather light. bronze/copper body that shows reasonable effervescence; nearly clear; slight, fuzzy off-white head that holds to a swampy halo ... AROMA: resinous first impression; pear, wheat grass, some citrus, and melon; very little malts to speak of.... PALATE: fizzy, light and lively at the teeth; short at the finish, with a muted, astringent mouthfeel; medium-bodied and drinkable... TASTE: the resin is clear, mingling with citrus like grapefruit and orange peel...the maltiness presents itself more in the taste than in the nostril or palate; a reasonable sourness ensues... OVERALL: aptly named, ably fulfilling its hoppy promise, with a serviceable 6.2 ABV and a pleasant if not unmemorable profile...
Carlisle (432) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Honey color with off-white head and some lacing. Earthy, resiny citrus hop aroma. Caramel and pine and orange-citrus hops upfront. Earthy and piny, mouthcoating finish.
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katrinaez (1136) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best, not the worst. Very standard and worth going to if you want a basic ipa. Tap
pineypower (3005) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of some caramel malts, light grassy and citrus hops not much going on. Taste is rather mundane, caramel, toast, light grass, rotted citrus fruits,
ryanscourt (1270) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a six pack for my own flight at the house. Significant improvement from pale ale but probably still less than average for me.
Fakdaddy (35) - - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing to say it was the best of the year and the other hand is the only thing that would have to go back and I
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orvalgold (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pumpkin Orange color little clarity shows shadows. No head retention slight bog appears from carbonation. Aroma is malt forward, a honey like sweetness from the hops as well. The hop flavor is minimal mostly spice and some slight gummy citrus aromatics. The beer is malt forward not my cup of tea for an ipa. It does have a good level of drinkability and the bitterness appears to be well rounded.
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Metropolitan Coffee House, Baltimore, September 2014. Golden in colour, with a slight, white, head and touch of fizz.Citrus hops, a whiff of pine, sweetish malts and a dryish finish. Good.