eRock_2013 (199) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Sampled on tap fresh from the Conquest brewery in Columbia SC. Features a standard IPA pale amber appearance with maybe a little more reddish or burnt orange tint. Pleasant tropical hop aroma and even more pleasant tropical hoppy taste that managed to avoid excessive bitterness. Malty balance is well done. Very drinkable and the most enjoyable of the Conquest line Iíve sampled. Worth trying if you can find it, look for it on tap in the Southeast US but also occasionally in 22 ouncers. A respectable quality micro-brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jcwattsrugger. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, tropical fruit and white sugar. Medium body.
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Applebees in columbia, SC. Aroma is fruity citric hop and biscuit malt. Poues light copper with a white cap. Lots of co2 bubbles rising up. Flavor is citrus fruit, biscuit, metallic, sharp bitter finish. Light body. Very tasty.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours amber with a white head. Nose is slightly vegetal with hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is similar- caramel with hints of citrus, passion fruit, and tropical fruit, all the while having vegetal notes around the background. Light to medium in body and nice overall.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, white head. Standard grapefruit peel hop notes, might malt bill. Some tropical fruit notes in the background.
geologyguy (631) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh fruity smell, decent for an IPA, not too hoppy, slightly sweet finish...good beer! Better with time as palate adjusts
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on way to RBWG-A-on tap-offwhite-orange/gold. A-tropical/herbal. T-tropical/herbal hops, med malt.
Tlyerly (1) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average IPA. A little maltier than I prefer. Interesting hop combination, but needs more hop character and tone down on the malt, caramel presence. Could be better if tweaked correctly. The Sacred Heartier is better, the Imperial version.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at brewery. Pours an amber / orange color with small white head. The aroma was great on this with the big citra hop notes of tropical and citrus fruit. A little spice also came through. Taste is much like the Sacred Heart but with a little more grassy, earthy hop balanced with the sweet caramel malt. Overall good. Could use a little more mouth feel. A bit thin.
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2013 Total Score: 4.2
From tap. Pours a deep golden almost amber color with small head. Aroma has tons of juicy citrus wallop. The taste comes through with a wonderfully light but balanced taste with a clean, crisp and refreshing finish. Very good beer and point on in style.
scbeer101 (2) - Columbia, - APR 5, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! I just had their blonde and IPA tonight so Iím reviewing them while they are fresh on my mind. I have had sacred heart before and thought it was good, but not a real Ipa as far as style guide lines. It didnít have enough hop presence and was to amber to be an iPa, but they have dialed it in well. The color is still a bit amber, but its beautiful. And I would enjoy more complexity to the hop profile, but it still is amazing! The mouth feel is spot on and the aroma is heavenly. I would agree with the ratings for the early SH except that one guy, there is always one, but the new stuff its border line world class. All the previous review dates are prior to the current release. They are learning their system well!