ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, shimmering orange body with a small, wipsy, white head.
Smell: Floral, leafy, even spicy hop character on a foundation of pale maltiness.
Taste: Sweet, candied pale malts initially. Overall, a tangy hop character, with a number of leaves, flowers, maybe a few drops of spiced lemon water pass by the palate. Medium-high bitterness that lingers beyond the bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A tasty, flavorful APA.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. copper body. Aroma of piney hops. Light malt character. nice hope bitterness. A nice American Pale Ale.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear gold copper with full white head, smooth citrus hop aroma, light palate with bitterness slowly arising in the front, wet aftertaste, not a bad session of a pale, but light on its depth.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Bill: Pours a light, cloudy orange with noticeable citrus/grapefruit character. This one is bitter from the first taste throughout. Almost bordering a bit harsh.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear true amber with a nice head. The aroma is plenty of orange hops with a cracker malt backing. The flavor is nicely balanced for an IPA, but the hops comes through mostly in aroma and flavor instead of bitterness. Pretty easy-drinking beer.
kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via BA Deuane. Pours a nice clear dark gold body with a foamy small off-white head that settled to a wispy film. Fairly muted nose with a bit of citrusy hops and some crystal malt behind. The flavor is lots of high alpha hops, giving it lots of bitterness, but not a whole lot of hoppy flavor. The weak malt base really accentuates the unbalanced harsh bitterness. Lingering ashtray like harshness with a lingering crystal malt stale iced tea note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, on the drier side with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, this just isnít my preferred expression on an IPA.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery as well and remembered thinking ítoo much hops and not balanced at allí The bottle i just sampled changed my mind. Crystal clear orange amber with fair eggshell head. Aroma of corn and hops. Flavor is bitter hops but not horrably overpowering. This bottle is a little old so maybe the hops have mellowed a bit. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Decent, but iíll still pick up something else over this.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden orange with white head. mild carbonation. flavor is mild on the pale malt and strong on the hop bitterness and flavor. the bitterness is a little overpowering and can be too much for this beer leaving a acrid finish
dben900 (8) - richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it when I had it in the bottle, so I replaced Two-Hearted withFull Nelson. Not the same beer. I thought they sent me a mis-labeled keg. Brewery has GREAT potential, but they are not consistent.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to my wife for getting it on a business trip. poured a medium amber in color with good steady carbonation and a one finger head that left sticky froth down the glass. aroma has malt, spiced fresh hops, and some earthy notes. flavor is a nice balance of sweetness, sharp hops, malt, and caramel. mouth feel is medium and fits it well with plenty of carbonation. light citrus peel creeps in mixing with the bitterness in the finish. very pleasant and fresh tasting.