bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown to orange pour that was mostly clear. Small amount of white head. Strong orange and lemon citrus hops aroma, wow. Subtle and well blended taste between malt and hop bill. Strong grapefruit that’s bitter and sweet. Soft carbonation, a little dry finish and oily mouthfeel. I remember this beer being better and look forward to trying it again.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/28/13, as Arcadia Hop Rocket Imperial India Pale Ale
Aroma: The aroma is an odd mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some musky cologne
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color with a small, bubbly white head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes muddled, there’s a nice hop bitterness, but the it becomes off toward the end palate
Palate: The body is medium, with average carbonation, and a fairly dry finish on the mouth
It has a solid hop feel, but there’s just something off about this one, and it comes from what I can best describe as a musky cologne. That’s not a perfect description, but it’s the closest thing I can think of. It really is just weird, musky and earthy component that makes the whole beer feel a little muddled and off. Everything else was solid, but that part was hard to get past.
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops and a good amount of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor the same, with the hops sort of tame. Average texture. A decent beer but not the best of its style.
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Apricot color. Complex taste: wood, malt, hint of citrus. Medium body from start to finish. Seemed boozier than 9%.
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Mike. Enjoyed in a wine glass. 3 finger pillow-like head. Copper appearance. Nose is very piney. lots metallic notes. taste is like a penny with some pine and grapefruit thrown in. not too complex. hint of booze at the finish.
jkbachman (179) - - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty sweetness mixed with grapefruit and citrus aroma. Hop flavor is pine like, slightly fruity, and spicy. Malt is perfectly balanced with the hops.
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kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a slight white head. Nice aroma of fruity hops. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet fruit starts gives way to nice citrus rind flavors and bitterness. Decent
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated very hazy light brown colored body. Hotstuff’s pour was strangely crystal clear. The nice aroma was hoppy and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle...unfortunately, this displays a kind of ’muddiness’ that is often found in imperial IPAs. The bright hop flavors and notes are pretty much missing...tasted like it was stale dated (and for all I know it may have been).
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange tan head. A year old so not fresh. Still not a bad beer. Aroma lacking. Taste is citric. Pretty good
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