lightbias (396) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brew pours orange and hazy into a tulip, the scent sharp in my nostrils without being aromatic. The head is off-white, soft, and dense; thick, but releases quickly. I tip the glass and find a bitter, mostly flavorless liquid, the taste standing up strong, but the aroma backing the flavor. Not much there but bitter, malts not strong enough to stand up to the bite. Some citrus coming through as it warms, but again, not much there.
The texture of the brew is sticky, the buzz is just right for the style, but with nothing to carry, the carbonation and other aspects of the palate just seem pointless. I’d like to blame all this on freshness, but this is only a couple of months off the date.
On the other hand, that head is still going strong, thick and white, lacing up the glass like it’s nobody’s business. If only I was in it for the head.
mansquito (4634) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Variety pack: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin. Taste is sweet, then bitter and citrusy. Finish is bitter too and goes into a hoppy aftertaste. Not extreme, but packs some punch. Good.
Bebum (603) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, medium amber, little lace.
Full body, intense flavor, rich, spritzy mouthfeel, well balanced, long palate, tasty finish.
Very bitter but well balanced by the malt.
Very hoppy, herby, floral, resiny.
Big, intense and delicious beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drsandman (784) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a totally opaque pukey orange brown, lots of floating sediment, bug bubbly white head. Aroma is earth, must, floral hop, moldy citrus. Flavor is light sweet, moldy orange, earthy mineral hop finish.
HarryPlopper (51) - - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine scent. Orange color with minimal lacing. Pine and hop taste. Smooth mouth feel with slight bitter aftertaste.
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Oz tap. Pours orange with a white head. Aromas of floral and citrusy hops. Flavor is hop dominant, with resiny and herby hops. Make character is muted, and long, bitter linger, leaving the beer a bit unbalanced. Medium body with a oily mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. Overall, kind of standard ipa. Hop aroma and flavor ok, but not so noteworthy, and not balanced enough with malt.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6627-20140815] Can. Orange hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange peel flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Good, nice bitter balance. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
adrian910ss (2482) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours a dark rusty orange with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of floral notes, tangy malts, hops and orange citrus. Taste of tangy sweet orange, bread malts, hops and hints of pine in the aftertaste.
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium golden orange color with a finger of eggshell foam. nose is citrus, stale grain, some sweet caramel malt and wet grass. Palate follows with less focused citrus flavor than the nose offered. A bit murky, nice clean bitterness just not as focused or delicate as I prefer in my IPA’s/
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Meduim bodied with moderate bitterness. Citrus flavor and aroma. Never heard of this beer until I stepped into a Pizzeria Uno in Springfield, MA and Stowaway IPA was a featured draft. .