crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber/orange with no head but nice lacing. Aroma is heavy floral and pine with hints of grass mixed in. Thinner than expected with some light malt upfront but then a string hoppy bitterness at the end. Made a great pair for my burger at the Ugly Mug in Cape May, NJ but otherwise unremarkable and indistinguishable from other IPAs.
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Ed5388 (3065) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Irish Mile (Labeled CIPA). Poured a hazy dark Amber color with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma of old apricots, caramel malt, and wet dog. Taste is boozy, with notes of caramel, spiced rye, and old citrus.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ugly Mug. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity hops, moderate bitterness, light sweet malts, and a slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Not bad, I guess.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is light floral and pine, taste is medium bodied piney with a balanced semi dry finish
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma was a big turn off-worty malts/honey with a bit of pine and boiled hop stems - looks nicely cloudy - flavor much better than aroma - bigger malt presence than described, but with a smooth honey background - hops are lower than average bitterness but not pungent or sappy just a bit of smooth pine , hint of muted citrus, melon rind and bitter earthiness - maybe old buds - and really kinda one dimensional hop wise - a very enjoyable and smooth hoppy beer, great palate, but there are much better ipas out there
PS-I cant imagine how this won best ipa with what carton and kane put out
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery in December. Poured a mostly clear bright orange with a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma was not good by any means, rotting fruit and vomit dominate. Flavor somehow was worlds better, notes of grapefruit, fresh hop cones, grains, citrus rind. This could be a really great beer if the aroma were different.
mcox90 (1862) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours light orange with a fingers worth of white head. Little bit of lace. Juicy, fruity aroma featuring orange, mango and grapefruit. Bitter, hoppy flavor balanced ever so nicely with a caramel malt backbone. Full bodied with a bitter aftertaste. Nice, thanks John.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-rich white-hazy yellow/gold. A-some pine/orange, lt malt. T-orange/pine hops with some bite, lt malt. Med body.
Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a bit less character than I expect from a typical dipa.. But it is average in the category
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to Andrew (eelbasher) for sharing this in the Locals 5.5! Pours orange gold. Just a trace of white head left. Aroma is nice pineapple and flowers. Taste is pale malt overpowered by sour grapefruit. Not bad, but the balance isn’t quite where I’d like it.