lamas (1372) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. "Boned" on: 07/08/13. A slightly hazy copper pour with a thick beige head. Pine, oranges, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, brown sugar, and caramel feature prominently in the aroma. Grains become much more apparent with a little warmth. A relatively thin palate. Fairly watery. The taste starts with a touch of wheat and some sweet graininess. Kinda biscuity in the middle. Oranges, grapefruits, and plenty of bitter rinds at the end. Hints of spice throughout. Overrated.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with asmall lingering off white head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit zest, lemon zest, light earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of light pine, some citrus, and some light floral notes. Flavors follow suit, light bitterness, and pine. A solid IPA.
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a clear straw yellow with white head. Pine and citrus aroma and taste.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at State Line. Pours a clear golden color with a dense white bubbly head, with good retention and plenty of lacing. Faint aromas of floral and herbal hops along with toasted white bread maltiness. Taste of hops carry the beer with ripe grapefruit and lemony citrus notes, while pale malts do a good job of adding heft and light sweetness. Well carbonated and medium bodied.
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a cold bottle into a frosted glass. Clear orange yellow color, small white head. Floral hops smell. Sweet initial taste with a mild bitter accent.
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in Georgetown.
The beer is clear and golden with an inch of white head. The aroma brings bitter hops, pine, a touch of floral character. Certainly a hop forward offering with ample bitterness throughout, finishing dry. Alcohol presence is noticeable and I was surprised to find that this beer was less than 6% ABV. A decent offering and example of the style, but not something I feel I need to have again. A middle of the pack IPA with no distinguishing traits.
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a quality IPA. The bitterness is in line with West Coast beers, quite strong with sort of a pine essence. It’s good but not my favorite.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle date stamp indicates bottling In June 2013: about 6 weeks ago.
Pours a clear, light amber with a generous, thick and very durable head.
S: Quite hoppy, as expected for a recent vintag IPA, The piney and citrus components are strongest, buth there are some earthy and herbal notes too. Some malt shows as well.
T: Hop forward, as expected, but if anything more hoppy than expected.
M: Smooth, medium+ body with good carbonation. Clearly above average for style.