chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer of the Month Club selection -- poured into a pint glass. Golden copper color, clear, white head stays around a while and produces some nice lacing. Piney hoppy notes with some apricot aromas. Sharp distinct hoppy flavor hits you up front -- more piney than citrusy, long lasting finish that is very grainy and woodsy -- almost smokey in flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Another example of why I enjoy the BOMC -- very distinct flavor for an IPA that was not only enjoyable, but very drinkable and leaving me wanting another. Nice job!
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours clear orange with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has pine and caramel. The taste is medium bitter, caramel malt, sweet finish.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in MA. Rich copper, hazy pour. Good hop aroma, copper malting, some fruity bitterness and finish. Nice IPA
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/11/2013. From tap. Amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with hops, spice, citrus. Malty flavors with caramel and hops on the finish. Decent.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: At the Oyster Club in Mystic, 7/13/13
Aroma: The nose is subtle and decent, some floral hops, caramel malts, and doughy notes
Appearance: The pour is a mostly clear orange color with a small off-white head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, balanced and a little dull, mild hops for the style
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, and a pretty good drinkability
This was a decent beer, but really, this was an unimpressive IPA. It is drinkable, and not really anything more than that.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Guest tap at Willimantic. Clear amber color, thick bright tan head. Aroma of floral fruit. Taste is similar.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is rye, lemon peel, grass and funk. Corn tortilla finish. Confusing and average.
Pith (123) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft on the New London ferry. Pours gold amber with foamy off white head. Aroma- sweetish grapefruit and grass hops, slightly bitter. Taste-medium sour grapefruit into sweet grapefruit and grass with sour bitter finish with some dirt that peaks but doesn’t last long. For not preferring grapefruit and dirt, this is mild and drinkable but still has taste.
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->SA. Hazy orange with small white head. Aroma: caramel, hay, grapefruit hops. Taste: big caramel malt with some hop notes and bittersweet aftertaste. Not a fan, ultimately a drain pour.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a hazy copper color. A big 1 1/2 inch billowy head that retains quite nice. Some good lacing going on.
S - Grapefruit hops, pine, sweet caramel, fresh grass, green apples, with a tiny bit of alcohol coming through.
T - Sweet malt kicks things off, turning into creamy toasted buttery caramel flavor. The citrus hops quickly race in towards the end and balance out the sweetness of the malt. The finish is a spicy/resin bitterness that blankets the tongue and the back of the throat. Aftertaste is both citrus and pine hops.
M - Smooth and creamy, medium to full body. Good carbonation.
Soars with drinkability! A very balanced IPA. The sweet malt starts the fight but the hops finishes it. Nothing crazy about this one. Just an all around solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy hay with a hint of citrus on the nose. Light malt with touch of caramel and firm bitter and minerally hop grip. East coast style IPA or leaning towards an aggressive British IPA I guess.