fidelis83 (1932) - 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.
Frank (2813) - 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 it’s 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 I’m 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.
Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: June 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: O’s/Yanks renewed, and Blatt is named new Cavs coach...APPEARANCE: light amber, effervescent body; creamy pure white head that stands firm; inviting with nice spiraling lacing... AROMA: sprucey with some citrus scents; a bit of grapefruit, apple, melon and otherwise, agreeable... PALATE: big, full-bodied presence that demands attention on the tongue and teeth; a pulsating aftertaste, almost an aftershock... TASTE: a well-balanced approach here,, with grapefruit,, apple, melon, mellow sweet malts and a bit of yeasty funk--a tasty balance... OVERALLL: a strong, memorable experience throughout, with enough punch and balance ti please the palate--a local brew delivers a winner....
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours hazy amber, dry and sweet, dry toffee, quite bitter.
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange into the glass, with a sudsy ring of lacing that travels down the glass. The nose is of caramel, leaves and herbs. Flavors have caramel, light citrus, pale malts and finish with a lightly sweet/lightly herbal bitter. The body is medium and the palate is semi-satiated with the complexities of flavors. The quaff is easy enough, and active with carbonation. Not a bad example of the "original" British IPA. Good job!
keanex (1423) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Mildly hazy orange hued with golden edges. The head is dense and light tan, short with decent retention. It settles into a dense coating.
Aroma: Slightly orange, slightly malty, and a slight tart orange tinge to it. The aroma isn’t bad, but boy is it bland.
Taste: Mildly bitter with a floral edge to it, the malt base is mild without much flavor. Tastes like a poor homebrew.
Palate: Full-bodied and mildly carbonated.
Overall: They should stop brewing this. It’s just not very good. I wouldn’t even recommend this as an entry level IPA when there are so many better pale ales around.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Weis lewisburg. Pours orange with very little head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Has a little but of pine on the nose. A little bigger pine note on the tongue but still pretty subdued. Finishes clean. Eh!
matty (186) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark gold color with a thick slightly off-white head that hangs around for a while. Aroma is mostly pine hops with some caramel malt in the background. Taste is the same with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Not bad.
Costellonicho (1) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok first review. ( if I could comment and not rate I would ) but this is a really unique beer in my eyes. No bs floral aromas, just hops and more hops. The aftertaste alone is enjoyable. This is a first at bat beer. Get one or four before you drink the cheap stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden with an ever so s;light haze. Grapefruit/citrus fruits on the nose. Bitter and dry on the palate, all bitter, nothing else, one toned, ok if you like that sort of thing and i dont mind it but this just needs something to bring it out of its shell.
allmyvinyl (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas are all grapefruit. Taste is all bitterness. One-dimensional and a thin finish. OK.