Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, biscuit malt over fragrant resinous hops, grassy and smooth, caramel. In mouth, nice grassy malt with floral British hops, nice and smooth, not over the top. On tap at Summer Winter Marriott Burlington MA, for 6.50$, August 3 2012.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours deep gold body with a faint haze and it supports a fluffy tan head. The mild aroma offers up sweet malts and thin snippets of lemony to grapefruit like citrus notes. The taste begins with a pretty good dash of lemon mixed with grapefruit and getting firmly bitter toward midway. As this heads to the finish some sweet malts and earthy green tea join in the fun. I’m really liking this style IPA. It is a little earthy tea like (Jasmine tea maybe) and it is working great.
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like a mixed bag of pellet hops, with no real discernable flavors like citrus or pine to remark on. Taste is more of the same, a totally unremarkable but easy to drink pale ale that doesn’t really merit the IPA tag. I usually like Clown Shoes quite a bit but this is just forgettable.
rocbyter (1897) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate fresh citrus hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Moderate bitter beginning that fades in the finish. Light palate.
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 22 oz. Achetée au IGA de Potsdam, NY. Couleur ambrée, mousse crémeuse blanche. Arôme d’agrumes houblonneux, citrus, malt. En bouche, douce, malt et houblons. Pas très amère, une IPA accessible mais très bonne.
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t remember a single thing about this one -- it was sampled late in the day at the 2012 Lansdale Beer Fest.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: July 15, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus
Flavor: slightly sweet fruity flavor, orange citrus, light bitter citrus rind, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear bright golden with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a sweet light caramel malty and fresh hoppy nose. Starts with decent fullness and lots of sweet pale malts with some resiny hop notes and bitter balance before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little crisper, with less sweetness, but still a decent IPA.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is orange in color with a white head. Smells like candied oranges, sugar, and caramel. Not much else going on here. Super sweet flavor. Some tangerine, candied oranges, floral hops and a mild pine. Tons of sugar, caramel, and bread. This is just not good.
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Hazy golden beer with a minimal, white head. Aromas of pine, and fruit. Tastes of subtle pine/spruce notes, some floral flavors, and very nice hints of grapefruit. I think it even has some tropical fruit flavors in there as well, maybe some mango. Bittersweet finish. A bit sticky, juicy beer. A decent malt backbone works well with the other flavors in this brew. Solid overall.