HoppityHop (197) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Deadpool37 (68) - - JUN 4, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours nice golden with slight haze canít really taste the monstrous amount of hops inside. Doesnít taste like an ipa at all
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on tap at Defiant Brewing Company. Pours a nice golden color, with a bit of head. Nice hoppy aroma both floral and citrus notes. Not a bad IPA!
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ugh! Best way to describe this one is carbonated hop water. No craftsmanship to this beer at all. Just a bunch of hops randomly thrown into a beer. Drain pour garbage. Save your money. This isnít my first crappy beer from Defiant; how are you guys still in business?
FROTHINGSLOSH (6536) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chris and Alisa brought this one back for me from a trip to New Jersey. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a massively over carbonated dark golden color with an enormous fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry and chalky with notes of Pez and vague citrus. The flavor was bitter and chalky with pepper, Pez and vague fruits. Medium length finish. Light body and massively over carbonated. Meh.
gripweed57 (1323) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color topped by a moderate Rocky beige head. Caramel malty nose. Dank bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Huge hop bitterness is astringent and out of balance. Lacks complexity. All hops, no substance.
KoRoBeNiKi (138) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
From Anthonyís coal fired pizza in Fair Lawn, NJ
A little bit of bitterness, a little bit of sweetness, not enough floral/citrus notes for it to feel IPA like. Kind of well bland. Drinkable I guess but more since there isnít much to drink.
Itís not a bad beer and I donít mind drinking it, it is just one that is boring.
ben4321 (5550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
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?
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dmac (5373) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
AirForceHops (5956) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.