Defiant Medusa IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This monstrous IPA is packed with a frightening amount of hops. Please refrain from looking directly into the glass!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
All bitterness, no malt backbone, I mean NONE. Pours a little blonde for an IPA, but really what does color have to do with flavor? Big pillowy head is a plus, except when you want a pint of beer and not 10 ounces of beer and 5 ounces of foam. Slight aroma of woody hops but thereís no flavor. Strictly coarse bitterness and nothing more. Very watery for an IPA or anything else of this supposed strength. Then again, after drinking a pint on an empty stomach, I doubt itís anywhere near 6.8%. Sadly, another let down from a very hit or miss brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/7/14

Aroma: The nose is clean hops, orange/citrus, some caramel, buttery notes, and resin hints
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color with a small off-white head and average lace
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, but with the malts getting more buttery, and a bitter, citrus finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has an okay mouthfeel overall, with a dryish finish
Overall Impression: I wasnít too impressed by this IPA. It isnít a terrible beer or anything, but the flavor just doesnít quite work. I donít really know where to settle on this beer. Maybe Iím even a little too high with this score?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold. White head. Nose/taste of sugared grapefruit, pine, resin, caramel malt and toast. Medium body. Overcarbonated mess coming out of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured a super deep orangish amber with a smaller quick fading foamy off white head. Aroma of oranges, honey topped bread, limons, caramel malts ans sugar. Body is kick ass, medium mouthfeel, softer to average carbonation that brings out a slight creaminess, lingering dry bitter finish. Flavor of dry toast, bad oranges, caramel malts, bitter yellow grapefruit rind. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger, much thanks! Copper color with low carbonation. Aroma is mostly herbs with a light vegetal note.

Flavor is much like the aroma. Light skunky yeast, herbal hops with a very distracting vegetable flavor in the finish. Was the wort boiled long enough and up to temperature? Perhaps more carbonation would help. Yeah this is just off. I would be willing to re- rate if I can make it to the brewery for a draft sample.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. Thanks Canon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
I liked this way more than most of my ratebeer brethren. The aroma had a good amount of citrus and pine over a sweet malt base. The flavor had the hops with the malt well balanced. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Drinkable fresh IPA from Growler and Gill. Mild orange citrus aroma. rough and a bit acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
citrus fruity and nicely sugary and with a vine like infusion. there is a peppry German type of hop profile in there which could be difficult to accomplish this well. not a lot of alcohol and a little sticky in the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2073) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at Pacific Standard. It is pretty dry & aromatic, with some grapefruit and a touch of minerals. Fizzy on the palate. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a dark golden color with a medium off white head. Aroma of malty caramel and old citrus fruit. Taste of bitter old citrus, grapefruit, and lots if caramel maltiness.

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