lambchop (15) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good "sweet" IPA. The Idiot is much nicer and I’d rather spend my money elsewhere as it can get pretty expensive here in SC for these guys.
woodychevy (220) - - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours too light and cloudy for my taste. The aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy piney and citrusy with a hint of malt- not enough sweetness for me. Not a balanced taste for me- all flowers and grapefruit. In my opinion, plenty of better offerings from this region. Sidebar- would not describe color as copper in any way- as stated by the commercial description above. Just average for me.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus hops as well as a bit of sweet malt. The appearance is slightly cloudy yellow with a small head, right for the style. The taste is astringent and not balanced in any way. The palate is average. Overall I can’t enjoy it.
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - fresh hops, citrus, bit of mandarin and fresh hops. grass
Appearance - white head, and clear golden colour
Taste - gives me impression of chewing the hop flower, or drinking hop water. I prefer tasting bit more malt flavour in the beer..
Palate - medium bodied, bitterness lingers
PorterPounder (5109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky light orange with a very slight head. Aroma is sweet in a funky kind of way. Hints of maple syrup and homebrew funkiness. Flavor is slightly muddled with some faint fruitiness, dried apricots come to mind, some nuttiness, and a bit of that over caramelized homebrew-like funkiness. Mouthfeel is sticky. Needs work.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at 1702. Pours clear yellow-gold, medium white head, passable
lacing. Nose is VILE!!! Hop confusion reigns supreme, along with misplaced estery sweetness: Yeast, banana, apple, leafy hops.... Flavours of rancid cupcakes and grassy cabbage. Awful.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Aroma is this beers strength. It smells of hops and more hops. It reminds me of when I am making my home-brew and opening up the bags of hops. It smells exactly like that. The appearance is a golden color. The taste is not great, it seems over hopped without much to balance it. I enjoy beers that are very hoppy the most, however; this beer needs a malt backbone to help balance it.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold pour. White head. Aroma of apple butter and hops. Flavor is awful. Apples sauteed in butter. Puke.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried after their idiot DIPA, and this follows the same path, more malt than expected and the hops added too soon. The alcohol taste really comes out on this one...tastes of an >8%. This could pass as a (weak) DIPA...a bunch of hops in the boil and a lot of malt not fully fermented. Meh.
dchmela (2542) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Redlight. Light copper pour with a thick creamy head. Big citrus hops, very fresh and pungent. Taste is smooth malt, light touches of caramel and citrus hops. Hops balance the malt perfectly. Great IPA.