guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/gold appearance with a medium size, off white head and modest lacing. Aroma of soft fruit and citrus. Citrus flavors are more pronounced up front as the soft, tropical fruit recedes. Sweet malts make small dent in the aftertaste. Well carbonated with a lingering, spicy finish.
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/30/14. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Blue Point catching on to buzz words or what? Mosaic Session IPA? Some intern at AB must be reading the boards. I was hoping against all odds that this wouldn’t suck. I was wrong. Lightly hazed orange pour under a small khaki head with okay lacing. Taking a big whiff, I get malty doughiness, too much, and old hops and metal. Ugh. This old? I really need to learn to check before I buy in Valdosta. But I bought a 4-pack of Dark Penance on this trip and that is BRAND NEW. Anyway, I search around the bottle. Code on the neck says BTLD 06/04/14. My birthday! Which was 4 months ago. I’m no snob, but this has suffered. Malty, doughy, straw flavor, biscuity, just a hint of citrus and diesel, and probably only because I know it should be. If someone handed me this bottle blind there is no way I would guess it was a session IPA/APA/IPA/whatever. Metallic tinge lingers on my tongue. Waste of $9 and it’s not even high boost.
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle dated 5/15/14. Pours golden with a white head. Pretty decent IPA for the style. Nice hop bitterness, citrus and some slight pine. Nothing spectacular but goes down easy and packs a surprising amount of flavor for such a lightweight beer.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber lasting foamy white head; hoppy cedary aroma; Flava is hops and funky woodsy notes; feels medium with a fizzy zing; finishes dry tangy bitter
alliance100 (718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Big Bobs - pours a lighter gold . Huge tropical fruit nose . A little disappointed in how light the body was , but solid .
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DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden with little head that dissipates quickly, fairly clear. Tangerine, pineapple, pear on the nose, little bit bready. Little thin, little malt, citrus zest to start, finish pineapple and grapefruit, quite long finish.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Wonderful floral aroma with a little dankness. Very little sweetness in the nose. Golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with biscuit, pale malt. Big hop flavor, carbonic fizz and dryness. Nice bitter finish with light bitter after.
PorterPounder (5604) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn St - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden with a thin white head. light lacing. Aroma has some juicy fruit gum accents, a touch of spruce. Flavor has some rye mintiness, some light mango fruitiness, a touch of grapefruit citrus bitterness. Mouhthfeel has a decent crisp fullness to it.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run, 7/26/14. Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of doughy malt, tropical and fruity hops. The taste is doughy malt, bright citrus and tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Solid.
superspak (2696) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/27/2014. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a crisp bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good session IPA. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.