fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dirty gold with a 1 finger, soapy white head. Aroma is somewhat faint... Citrus carmel, light biscuit, some toast, mineral and planty notes. Flavor is indistinct slight sweetness up front - literally no flavor other than light sweetness right away, then some caramel, fruity sweetness, citrus, a hint of cough drop and carrot sweetness. Palate is light body, has an oddly boozy slickness/dryness/burn for the relatively low ABV% and light, but blanketing and quite sharp carbonation. Not a very good IPA overall, very sloppy.
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle. Amber with a short lived head. Less nose than I expected. For an IPA it was less than remarkable. The palate is similarly lacking. Donít misunderstand, a decent beer ... Just not a power player in the class.
joejames (473) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber orange, two finger fluffy off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma caramel and light pine. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting notes of caramel, butterscotch, metallic, banana and skunk. Something wrong here, looks better than it tastes.
Cybercat (5054) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent pale buff head. Crisp aroma is very hoppy and resiny; subtle malty and citrus notes provide support. Flavor is quite hoppy yet not at all bitter; malty and grapefruit notes peek through. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, average but pleasant. Maybe not exactly "hopnotic," but enjoyable.
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Cloudy bright yellow with large off-white foamy head, low carbonation, little hops taste, medium bitter finish. Not a great IPA.
BrewBoxer (2565) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Hoppy darker amber iPa with a nice malty hop flavor. Decent
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is floral hop, pine, and citrus. Medium mouth with light hop bite, citrus, and light bitter finish, decent.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Single 12 oz. bottle supplied by jcwattsrugger- many thanks! Was an extra in our IP trade in Nashua. Iím quite sure heís already given me this before, but I just havenít ever gotten around to rating the blasted thing. To wide-rimmed tumbler, it pours an amber orange with which a filmy off-white, quickly diminishing head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of cilantro, body odor/gym socks, ferns, Bible paper, burnt plastic, and hop tincture. Tastes the same (minus "body odor", which can be and should be described as "sweat" pertaining to its flavor), with the addition of pine cones, DME, and caramelized onions. This is not how an IPA should taste. Bitter, strange and unpleasant. Minorly malty-sweet by mid-palate.
probstblueribbon (3700) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a decent, rocky yellowish head.
Aroma: Sweet malts and buttered popcorn (diacetyl), slightly fruity and resinous, the malt sweetness borders on cloying.
Palate: Medium+ body, slightly relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: Icky-sticky sweet malts, fairly prominent diacetyl, resin/pine/pepperiness; sweet with reasonable bitterness and a dusty, sweet malt finish.
Meh. Hopnotically meh.
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hey, they're getting there. Followed it with a belles brown and thee was really no comparison. Sure different styles, but you can taste the quality difference
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frank (3974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is kind of backwards from the trend in IPA these days, which is to say it is really bitter and does not have much hop aroma. It is a cloudy orange brew w/ a fine-bubbled white head that leaves nice little spots of laces. There is a bit of pine-resin hops in the nose but itís mostly nutty, lightly oxidized malts. This is way on the sweet side for the style, sticky and almost syrupy w/ mild carbonation. As a form of balance, I guess, it is also quite bitter w/ a heavy earthy, resinous hop character. As you work your way through the glass, it seems to somehow get even sweeter and the finish takes on a bit of a metallic character. This does not seem to have any major brewing flaws aside from that oxidation in the nose so Iím thinking that this is just a bad recipe. If you are into really sweet and heavy beers, I could see you liking this but this is just a bad example of the style.