sharkweek (103) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this in a growler fill and took it home for Christmas. This beer is a grapefruit bomb. It pours an amber color with a finger of honey foam. The beer is extremely well filtered. There is no cloudiness whatsoever. The aroma and flavor are both filled with grapefruit. There is also some very nice hop bitterness. This one really surprised me, much better than I anticipated.
jsquire (3508) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a lasting off white head. Nose of hair spray, sweet fruits and pine. My initial impression of this beer was "sweet" with lots of fruity notes, some orange juice and light caramel. The hops do assert themselves in the end with a sharp pine and pinching grapefruit zest in the finish. It does get a bit boozy as it warms. Okay IPA.
emarkd (98) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saw this bottle on the beer list at dinner tonight. Not a brewer I’m familiar with. Pours medium amber with a small thin head, fades fast. Nose is pretty bland with a strong malt character and little hops. Taste is similar with a bitter finish. Maybe there’s some pine notes in there but honestly its way too malty for an IPA. Its not a bad beer, in fact it was pretty good, it just wasn’t a great IPA. Maybe they put their pale ale in the wrong bottle.
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in trade from Burg. Thanks buddy. Pours dark amber red colored with a small off white head. Aroma of straight bready and sweet caramel malts, some toffee, I think they forgot the hops here. Let’s just assume this a session barleywine going into the taste. Flavor is watered down sweetness, not a single hop to be found. Light bodied and low to medium carbonation. Well, Alabama, you have your work cut out for you. No this isn’t offensive or off putting in any way, but there’s nearly no flavor and certainly no hops here. (Note: this was bottles 6/26/14 and poured 8/7/14 so it’s not as if this is way out of date or even close). Imagine what your mash would taste like when brewing, pour it in a bottle, and call it Freckle Belly. I’ve got to note that seeing the other ratings makes me think there is severe bottle variation on this one. A fun tick as usual and hope to try again on tap, as I hear it is worlds different.
Hey, if this was listed as an English IPA, it might get a better rating from me. Alas, it seems very clearly meant to be an American IPA, which it misses on by a good mile or so. Again, not offensive or bad, just nothing much going on here.
Ernesto987 (3790) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, this is very sweet and has a sharp boozy flavor. No hop aroma or flavor but a very bitter finish. This is soooo 2008.
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color from the tap with aromas of caramel, light floral hops, some fruit and a touch of citrus. Flavors follow suit, light citrus and bitterness in the aftertaste.
JHeath99 (1025) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of off white head. Taste of bitterness. Not much else. Aroma of hoppiness and some malts.
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with tan head. 04.08.2014 bottling date. Tooty fruity, caramel, floral aromas. Medium body with average co2. Nice hoppy bitter citrus, pine flavors with a light malt sweetness___bitter dry finish---good.
thb (690) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle’s a bit on the old side but still has strong aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. It’s clear amber with half inch of white bubbles. Once you take a sip it’s much maltier than nose suggests, hoppiness is a bit flat. Could be the age. Balance is there.
SlovakSniper (3240) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Embouteillée le 4 mars 2014. Une IPA cuivrée. Un col de mousse, sans plus. Au nez, des parfums de papaye, de pamplemousse et de malts caramélisés. Au goût, une base maltée trop forte qui m’empêche d’apprécier la finesse des houblons. En bouche, un corps assez dense supporté par des bulles modérément actives et une texture huileuse. En finale, une amertume qui écorche par ses fleurs et sa résine caramélisée. Ordinaire.
cgarvieuk (14778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Soft passion orange... Light sweet caramel toffee malt nose... Bitter orange... Dry fruits... Soft sweet caramel toffee malts