elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, best by 4th week of March 2013. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours semi-hazy amber with a two finger white head that leaves globby rings of lacing and holds a good cap.
Aroma is oranges, some pine, apricot, caramel, bread. Good to very good strength. Hoppy but balanced with a good bit of malt.
Flavor is orange citrus, apricot, resinous hops, good amount of caramel malt, mild to moderate sweetness, moderate to good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat creamy, little sticky, good carbonation.
Good IPA. Definitely more on the balanced side, decent bit of caramel here, not exactly my style, but pretty good.
Mibeersnob (42) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex aroma - hints of pine, cherry, citrus. Pours a rich orange, clear, and long lasting white head. First taste is somewhat subdued with only 83 IBU. Thick, rich, flavor with hops are mixed well with malt. Bitterness is not as pronounced as West Coast IPAs. A lingering aftertaste. For 7.2% ABV, little to no alcohol taste. Found to be a rather good IPA.
wedgie9 (1862) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 4/15/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours clear dark orange with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky and sticky lace. The nose is full of pine resin hops, a touch grassy, with a nice caramelly bread malt backbone. The flavor is about the same, this is an IPA on the sweeter side with plenty of caramel malt up front, finishing with some nice hops bitterness. The body is medium with a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long bitter resin and grassy hops finish.
Blairgus (2588) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 Apr 2014, bottle. light orange, clear, no bubbles, frothy head. nose is big grapefruit hops. med/full body and moderately fizzy. peaches and grapefruit. sweet enough to balance big hops. I really like this. It’s virtuality the perfect IPA based on my preference for a full bodied, sweet IPA
Pantheist13 (3) - - DEC 16, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this on tap at the brewery a served in a pint glass. Top notch IPA with tons of hop characteristics throughout and a nice malt sweetness on the finish. I highly recommend this beer!
shadey (1884) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours an orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma is bright hops and sweet malt. Flavors are dominated by resiny hops. Pretty good.
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, light hop presence, a little too light for my taste, oh well. The malts are strong, it could just be too old
merc7186 (2036) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Bready, Mild Resin, Mild Floral
T: Crackers, Resin, Mildly Soapy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really nice APA except for the soapy finish but solid otherwise.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy orange. Nose is a blast of fruits, pines, pineapple, sticky malts, flowers. Flavor is sticky malts, caramels, fruits, hop oil. Semi sweet bitter sticky finish. Pretty good/fresh.
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellow in color with a frothy white head. Notes of grass and citrus. Cloying possible old
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle at the Loneliest Bottle Share at Nobi .. . Mild apple juice .. . Decent foam .. . Chewy resin .. . Dead finish, did not enjoy this .. . . Cats and dogs would be fuckin hilarious if there tails were always straight