anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ ABC, Harrisburg, PA. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22-oz. bottle. Pours lightly hazy rich copper with a huge, frothy and sticky off-white to light gold head, long retention (still over an inch after 5 minutes), and excellent lacing. The bubbles are tiny and slow-to-rise. Aroma is immediate fresh, fragrant fruity and floral hops, light notes of peppery alcohol, subdued caramel and honey malts, and an apricot essence near the end. The flavor starts out too heavy and hot on the alcohol, which is surprising for an 8% ABV beer. Heavy hop flavors of grass and flowers peek through the alcohol and there is a hint of sweet malt under it all. The alcohol really dries out the finish and leaves some hop bitterness behind. Medium body though the alcohol makes it seem thinner, heavy warmth, and medium carbonation. I had high hopes for this beer based on its appearance and aroma, but it really falls apart after that.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Wegman’s - State College, PA. Moderate pine and citrus hop aroma. Flavors are solid, but trend malty and middling. This has a nice pine heat to it, like Bigfoot, but never really ties it all together. In the end, I want something a little more vibrant. Entered from my mobile device.
thome50 (893) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle via trade from the other site. Pours a deep amber with frothy white head. Aroma is overly malty with only a faint trace of pineapple and citrus. Tastes of malt through the entire taste. Hops come in around the 3/4 mark but are faint to non-existent pine. Overall: Pretty sure this was an old bottle but since there is no bottle date I’m going to rate it still. Very bland and not something I would ever need to drink again. I prefer hops in my DIPAs. Please bottle date!
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Capone’s and Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours clear dark caramel colored with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malty, with florals, piney hops. Tastes sticky, resiny hoppy, with notes of caramel, florals, and a very IBU-laden palate that stays very hoppy and resiny throughoiut. Needs a bit more malt balance.
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a doughy malt over floral hops, faint and restrained. In mouth, a good malt base with nice floral c-hops, grapefruits, medium bodied. On tap at brewery restaurant, April 10th, 2011.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear deep coppery amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of tangerine notes, hops and light malt. Taste of tangerine, hops and light malt.
johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Camp Hill Brewery. Clear Brownish-Orange Hue. The only ABC brew with a good hop presence (including their Hoppy Trails IPA, which is weak in the hops department) - and this this brew at 8% ABV, I would hope the hops shine through. A bit harsh, with a distinctive alcohol aftertaste. Still, the citrus hop flavor comes through loud and clear, and while there are better double IPA’s out there, this one does the job.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - APR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper with a tall active slightly off-white head that lasts long and laces very well. The aroma is simple, and somewhat faint for the abv. Pale malt with some pine hops, but not much complexity in either. Smells like a good normal pale ale actually. The flavor is nice, but not what I look for in an IIPA. There is a definite resinous, lasting bitterness, and piny hops. But, it is equal malt as hop. It tastes more like many brewing companies’ interpretation of "Imperial Red" or "Imperial Pale Ale." Regardless, it is tasty. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall: good beer, but not an outstanding IIPA.
TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blue Dog. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, a little musty/cardboard and a lot of orange/hop notes. Flavor of citrusy hops, light pine, caramel, nuts and a moderate hop bitterness.