mnurda (1188) - 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 (578) - 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 (2673) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, 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 (1652) - 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 (2960) - 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.
werberski (18) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clean bitterness, long finish. Bottle pours a little hazy due to yeast sediment. Easy to drink. Palate is smooth. WIsh it was more complex. Overall good.
Mitch_with_a_B (4) - - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean hops with a real nice subtle maple finish. Full mouth feel not too heavy.
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badwhale (394) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber to glass shaker. Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head that doesn’t dissipate. Light hop flavors, and medium dense mouthfeel. I was expecting something heavier. If this make sense, it seems to me to be lighter than that 60min. I can’t really taste any maple syrup as advertised. For the rarity, this gets a strong "meh"