Koskela (331) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell citrusy almost pine flavor up front then the maple blends in. May get a bit of yeast as well. Itb is a cloudy hef. Color and appearing beer. Not what i would think for an ipa. Surprizing medium body. I figured itd be full. Its citrusy at first but then sweet with a hint of maple. Not much maple thats good for them. They got a good balance. The beer is actually crisp. Theres a bitter aftertaste but its a good bitter. Im curious to tr
Y this ipa with out the maple in it as well. The carbonation was good as well. Overall worth a try.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Lightly-hazed amber ale with a large, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. Dusty, grainy, musky aroma. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is acrid, earthy and medium bitter – components I don’t normally enjoy. However, a thoughtful hop bill and hopping schedule - along with a nice hint of maple wood - really sells me on this beer. Finishes mildly salty and modestly bitter with a whisper of sweet maple syrup. I’m gonna be drinking more of this.
benpickens (421) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy bronze with a massive white compact head that holds well; orange marmalade and molasses aromas; bitter oily palate. Great.
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mnurda (1177) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Straw in colour. A bit murky. Paler than I expected. More citrusy than expected. A great beer
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S_Side_Smitty (538) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light orange with a super thick off-white head. Aroma is clean "sweet-smelling" mild pine. The malts rule in this beer. Taste is mellow peppery malts with a hoppy pine sneaking around in the background. The malts are verging on a chocolate flavor, but not quite. That sweet pine makes it’s presence known in the finish. Awesome, awesome, awesome!
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into glass a amber color with big head. Aroma has malts up front with citrus and pine following. Taste of maple and citrus on the finish. Good Beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2428) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
It pours a beautiful light golden orange leaving the same color body with some nice haziness added. A one inch white foamy head appears inside the nonic pint glass. The smell has the maple syrup up front, but not overbearing, because I can still smell the hops, some light grapefruit and some light malts. The taste is sweet with the maple syrup up front but not overbearing still combined nicely with the hops, grapefruit and malts. The palate is between light and medium, no problem finishing off the bomber that was sitting on my buddy’s store shelf since August. Overall, this is an excellent American IPA that is borderline English because its so sweet. Next time, I want this with pancakes and sausage at breakfast.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with a pale head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus. Medium bodied, hoppy on the palate. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, papaya. Not as good as the 90 minute.
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of honey, caramel, and toffee in this...not what you want in an IPA. Mild citrus, evergreen, grapefruit pith and orange peel. Medium mouthfeel. Meh.
iworkatinitech (24) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice but honestly was expecting more hop punch from this. The honey and malt come through quite strong with the piney hops taking a back seat.