Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours a pale amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops with some earthy notes. The taste is earthy, citrus and leafy hops with some toffee. Medium bodied.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Sweet, malty, grapefruit, apricot. Smells really good.
Appearance:Slighty hazy, gold in color. Great white head.
Taste:Sweet malt flavor, mild hoppiness. Hops are citrus, apricot. Aftertaste has a lingering bitterness
Palate:Medium body, low carbonation. A little creamy. No astringency.
Overall:This one is an easily sessionable IPA. It doesn’t have hugely unique flavors, but it’s quite pleasant.
mixmasterob (1036) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a half gallon from CBX, enjoyed before the Phish show on Saturday. Pour was orange and murky, the first pour from the growler left a decent white head, glass was ridden with lace after a few sips. Aroma was full of hop goodness, big citrus notes with some resiny pine. A rather large bitterness was woven all the way through this thing. Nice citrusy hop flavors rounded out the bitterness, smooth stuff. This stuff is worthy of the esteem, its great.
mattvervack (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I feel like I must have gotten a different beer from everybody else. My sister and brother in law love this beer and told me and other sis to go to Poe’s on Sullivans Island (cool place!) and drink the Coast IPA. What showed up in our glasses was a big disappointment, it was thick and murky, like Inishuk IPA, couldn’t see anything through it. Please people, learn the art of brewing! My sister had a couple sips and pronounced she couldn’t drink it so I had her’s, not cause I wanted it but I didnt want to waste the money! The taste and aroma had elements of a good beer but it was completely let down by the appearance and lack of drinkability. I would not order another one. We could have had a bad keg but the other reviewers noted its cloudiness, may be it doesnt bother other people.
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is this a pliny the elder clone? They must use a very similar hop blend because the aroma is spot on. Interesting style that I haven’t seen from an east coast brew
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at the brewery. Pours hazy brass orange with nice whitish head. The aroma is juicy citrus hops with orange and grapefruit dominating; a bit of floral and sweet aroma lingers behind. The flavor is semi-bitter with lots of juicy hop taste and some woodiness. Most of the hops come across as grapefruit. There is a bit of white raisin sweetness to the malt backbone. Herbal bitterness characterizes the finish. Fresh and tasty.
MosesMendoza (30) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrus and pine resin hops. rich color. taste is citrus, bitter, but also malty and full. Really nice strong IPA
MaBeer1972 (1641) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber colored brew with a fruity-floral aroma. Very fresh tasting and quite drinkable. I didn’t even notice the 7.7. Well done!
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle (courtesy of BrewerDan) into a standard pint glass. Poured a cloudy light copper color with a large off-white head which settled slowly and left a nice amount of lacing. Nose was citrus (grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and orange) with some floral notes. Taste had hints of caramel, brown sugar, and citrus but was pretty slanted toward dry and bitter. There was an odd musty flavor that I didn’t care for. Body is medium, resinous and sticky. Alcohol is well hidden. I guess my previous encounter with Boy King set too high a standard but, for whatever the reason, this was a disappointment. I will try it again since there is always a chance I got a bad bottle but...I won’t go out of my way for it.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy orange with a medium off white head. Assertive pine hop nose. Very nice nutty malt character. Semi-sweet with a heavy dose of cascade and pine hops finishing dry.