Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Paeonian Grocery.
It pours a deep copper color with a foamy white head. Nice head retention and decent lacing gets left behind. The nose is hop forward as you would expect and is very floral. Light notes of pine are there as well, but I donít get much from the malt side. The flavor is one sided with lots of florals, pine, and a somewhat tepid back bitterness. Medium bodied leading to a very floral finish. Not terrible, but terribly one sided with little malt balance and overly floral.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Cloudy auburn to burnt umber body with a creamy off white 3 finger foam head. Lots of retention and lacing. I gave it a 4.0 although if the body wasnít so murky it would deserve a 4.5.
Smell: Oh baby does this smell amazingly inviting. Strong hop presence and an equally strong malt presence. Really a wonderful melding of those two.
Taste: Very similar to the nose but a tad less impressive. Caramel sweet malt backbone balances out the strong pine hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation to help this one from getting too sticky.
Drinkability: The extremely well balanced nature of this brew makes it pretty easy to kick back considering the style isnít sessionable for all drinkers.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-22-2008
dmac (3693) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Canalís Hainesport. Okay this is supposed to be an IPA, right?? My bottle must have been ancient then because there is no hop aroma, flaovr, or bite what so ever. What there is is a medium brown body under a large pillowy off white head. Aroma is weak with just some malt notes floating around. Flavor is more solid but once again itís all malts, grains, bread, toast but towards the end perhaps just a light touch of citrus. If this was a pale ale it would be a 3.4-3.5 easil but as an IPA itís weak and thatís being nice.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Coppery amber pour with a rocky, frothy white head. Thick citrus peel and spicy hops with hints of toffee in the nose. Taste is big spicy and floral hops, light caramel, peach, light pineapple, orange peel and toffee. An herbal hoppiness comes through as well. Almost medicinal at one point. Body is medium with creamy carbonation. Ends with more big spicy hops and floral hops, larger herbal notes, citrus fruit, grapefruit juice and light toffee.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark rust .. . big awesome head .. . decent hop presence, nothing ground breaking .. . god, sooo simple. . . caramel mountain hop aroma .. . aged nicely by fuckin dickhead Kroger, fuckin useless ...
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice orange with a white head. Full of grapefruit in aroma and flavor. Citrus , resiny hops, light floral, apricot, and the lightest of malts. Powerful bitterness on the end. Really liked this one.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of sticky resiny hops with some citrus and a well balanced caramel malt backbone. The taste is bitter resiny hops, citrus, apricot and melon, with caramel in the background. Medium bodied with quite a bit of hop bitterness that lingers. Good beer. This brewery has barely been in Virginia a week and theyíre already impressing me a great deal.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewhouse. Pours a dark golden/brown color. Aroma is mainly of hops up front with some pine and floral undertones. Taste is of hops, floral that leaves a forest taste, and some caramel. Leaves a nice and crisp finish.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Chevy Chase, 2/26/10
Aroma: Mostly citrus hops (orange, grapefruit), some caramel notes
Appearance: Slightly unclear orange color, large, frothy white head, leaves a good amount of lace
Flavor: Taste is moderately sweet, citrus hops, caramel malts, with a quite dry finish
Palate: Light-medium body, a little bit on the creamy side, mildly chewy, average (plus) carbonation
This is a pretty solid IPA. Rather on the dry side, but Iím good with that. It has a decent feel to it, and it works pretty well. Solid stuff. Slight metallic feel, but doesnít take much away from it. Anyway, if you enjoy a citrus hop IPA with a strongly dry flavor, then this one is a pretty good idea.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cisco Bar, Terminal B, Logan Airport, Boston MA. Extremely handsome ginger colour with a nice off white head. More hops in the flavour than aroma. Very herbal and leafy. Good bitterness lasting well into the aftertaste. A decent, tasty IPA with good presence and length.