Drake (9964) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, candied citrus, brown sugar, toasted notes. The taste is toffee malts, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
berkshirejohn (4908) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA. A slightly hazy amber with a billowing cream head; the aroma has pine and citrus hops aplenty; the taste is rather mellow with fruity hops and some carmael malts; then the hops slowly build to give a clean, crisp, bitter, finish; leaving a pleasing warmth in the stomach. Rather good.
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Bright orange copper color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Wonderful biscuit malty aroma mixed with a floral hop nose. Sweet toasted malt flavor balance by a healthy dose of hops. Sweet caramel, sea salt and black pepper on the palate. Lots of hops here but not really in the same league with Green Flash, Stone and other West Coast 2XIPAís. Very enjoyable, a nice effort.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a copper color and has good clarity.
Pours with a white foamy head but has a loose soapy structure and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma was a bit disappointing in that the hop bouguet that was expected simply was not there. Instead it appears this beer mellowed and had a more amber bouguet. Light of hops and a more pronounced caramel malts.
Ditto taste. Hops are light and lean to floral, pehaps a tad of citrus too. Malts seem balanced with caramel and some bread crust. This beer has a medium mouthfeel and is smooth on the palette. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Avg. carboís.
This beer really didnít stand out for me. Good yes, but nothing to separate it from the pack.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i wonder if this was an old bottle as the hops were really subdued. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, moderate pine and grapefruit. The flavor was tangy caramel and nut with notes of grapefruit, pine and black tea. Medium length sour and tangy finish with lingering nut, caramel and hops. Medium body. Ok.
arone12 (922) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange in color with a thin off white head. Smells heavy of malts with some flowers, grass and hops in the aroma as well. I can taste the grass! Bit hoppy.
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Normís, 3/22/12
Aroma: The nose has some floral hops, booze, a little bit pine and earth, and a touch of orange
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color with a small off-white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mostly sweet and sticky, with quite a bit of booze, and a little bit of hop bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied, the feel up-front it is a little sticky, later is gets drier and hot for an 8% beer
I wasnít really impressed with this one. Personally, I didnít get nearly enough hops here. There wasnít really any resin or citrus, and there was way too much heat for an 8% DIPA. I just couldnít get over that weird, dry-hot finish. It didnít go over well. Maybe if this was a 12% Barleywine I would have liked it better, but as a DIPA, It just didnít really work...
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a damn fantastic IIPA!! I am very impressed with this; absolutely awesome!! The beer pours a clear and brilliant dark golden color with a substantial tan head. The head leaves some nice sticky and cascading lace around the glass. The nose is well-balanced with a ton of spicy and citrusy hops. I also got a little earth and fresh-baked bread in the aroma. The body is incredibly smooth and drinkable. The flavors are also extremely well-balanced, with a ton of spicy and dry hop flavor. I got some notes of grapefruit, orange peel, coriander, lemon, lime, earth, light rye bread and a hint of alcohol. The finish is semi-dry with more dry and spicy hop flavor. This is a really incredible IIPA! Iíll be hitting up either the restaurant in Collegeville or the Wegmans bottle shop for more!
jsmerig (1307) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish amber hue. Aroma of hops. Malt forward with floral hops in the finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange with a frothy off-white head that had some lasting and left good The aroma and floral found caramel and floral. Medium body, floral aftertaste, and a mild bitterness.