KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark honey color, with a two finger head. Aroma is quite malty, with and American style hop character. I'm smelling more malt than I would like. I think it lacks hops. Taste is the same as the smell. Quite a bit of malt, and not enough hops. Overall, it's an ok beer that I would pass by next time.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One-dimensional and coppery with no complexity to the malt or hops profile.
Scrapersnbeer (1391) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the first of 2 IPA’s in front of me that are brewed in Saratoga Springs, although you will not find that information here. Chewy grapefruit hops over light caramel malt aroma, perhaps some nutmeg spice. Robust, still copper-red appearance. Soft bitterness and background toffee malt of an old world ESB. Smooth body, easy drinking even if filling. Loses points against modern over hopped beers for being more traditional.
beerandbeyond (609) - ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy deep amber color with a small white head.
Earthy hops aroma, with light citrus notes and caramel malts.
Juicy malt flavors, nice bitterness comes through fast, some nuttiness and mellow bitter citrusy fruit.
Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, well balanced and quite nice.
Bebum (193) - - NOV 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
American IPA 7%.
Light copper, hazy,
Full body, bitter, avg length, with a lingering bitterness, lacking middle and flavor.
Ok, unremarkable, except for bitterness.
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jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of pale and caramel malts with some citrusy and floral hops. All flavors are sort of light. Average texture. Not the best IPA.
AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brew pub. Standard pint glass showed amber and light hazy with small and white head. Aroma contained basic hop flavors, pine and grapefruit. Little malt for balance. Overall it’s a very simple, standard IPA. Tastes like they used English malts and leans on the English side of the style. No problems to report.
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I’d have to say this is more of an amber than an IPA. Almost no hop aroma or bitterness. Not bad, but just not an IPA.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle from Bert’s Better Beers. Hazy orange pour, small white head. Aroma is floral hop and juniper. Medium to thinner palate. Taste is slight sweet caramel malt and juniper/berry hops, although not a ton of bitter bite. Okay, not great.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, hay and some citrus in the aroma, starts and ends lightly bitter, watery texture.