ellolovey (447) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy off white head. Sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus rinds and spruce hops. Taste of citrus rinds pine and spruce hops. Dry bitter lingering finish.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. light amber with small head. hoppy IPA, but somewhat lacking in flavor. slight grassiness, but just nothing to complement the hop bitterness.
Strykzone (4836) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Mid brown and hazy. A small head. Uh, infected. Bandaid aroma and flavor. Toobad. Quality control alert!
kidmartinek (3560) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfect appearance. Hazy ,cloudy, coppery yellow. With a sticky, dense, lacy, frothy, white head. The aroma is quite nice with citrus, floral hop notes and earth. The taste is like a British IPA not a pop-culture American one, so mega points there. Its malty and bland with a bitter finish that sits light on the tongue. It’s not overly bitter. It’s a nice "real" ale with a hoppy character acting in the traditional preservative sense. Oh, and did I mention sessionable? Not-obnoxious at 5.5%. The work of a "Miracle" brewmaster’s hands in today’s age of IBU rampant American "AIPAs".
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours golden orange with a small white head. Nose is grapefruit, tree bark and leather. Taste is a little bitter. Not much else going on here. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is medium and the finish is long.
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jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice really rich crisp and slightly hazy peach and copper coloured body with a nice orange glow at the bottom and a two centimetre tall tan head - very nice look. Aroma of pineapple, pine, toffee, malt and a bit of herbal hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and very dry herbal hops with a hint of pine and a peppery, slightly woodsy finish with a decent malt backbone and a lightish, non-cloying palate. Aftertaste borders more on the hops than anything else, but a fairly good balance and a nice dry, herbal and very grassy flavour shows a different style IPA than most. Overall, a nice beer - not as good as some of their other beers, but a well crafted beer and worth trying if you can find it and like a lighter IPA with more herbal and grassy flavours. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 02-September-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-November-2012, when President Obama was re-elected.
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one pours clear medium gold in color with a sticky, tall mostly white head.
The aroma is light citrus and pine hops.
The flavor is well balanced; slightly to the bitter side. Some dryness in the finish. Good average IPA.
michcam8 (284) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber bought in Boston Mass. Cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Good amount of lacing left on glass. Good amount of floral, grassy hop aroma. Smooth transition in taste between hops, malt and bitterness. Overall a good IPA.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours a rich copper with a medium off white head. The aromas are citrus, bread. soap, flowers. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and has a light body and good carbonation. Cheers!
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Lightly hazed amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, soem caramel. Light-medium body, light resin.