Rrauth (909) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that was 48 weeks old so that's an issue. Not much aroma but what there is is more malt than hop. Red oak color amber ish. Decent lacing and nice finish. I'd say a good beer to get accustomed to IPAs.
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drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour a hazy amber. Nose almost non existent, faint pine hop. Flavor some evergreen hop and faint tropical fruit. Strong bitterness with a hint of spice. The overwhelming flavor however is malt. Aftertaste more malt than hop.
Nephilium (1222) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel malt aroma, with a touch of earthy hops. Pours a clear dark amber, with a full white head. Citrus hop bite to start with, balanced well against the malt backbone. Lingering hop presence for the finish. Not a bad easy drinking pale ale.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 On tap at World Beer Festival in Cleveland. Good pale ale overall, hoppy, easy to drink, good.
Eructoblaster (2752) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Old Dominion (Dulles Airport, VA). Light amber body with a decent off-white creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with nutty hints. Well balanced malty/hoppy taste with woody and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Enjoyable.
omegamike (151) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is subdued; mostly malty biscuit, some hop but nothing solid. Taste is malty, where are the hops?! Itís a very American pale ale, a hop mountain it is not. Just a silly name choice. Itís perfectly pleasant but nothing more than average.
hfmejias (534) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Oz. Bottle. Poured a nice hazy amber color with little white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and hops. taste is of sweet malts and caramel with a light hoppy and bitter finish. Quite nice, quite drinkable beer, however I would have expected more out of a "hop mountain".
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at 1808 American Bistro. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Light to medium body with flavors of herbal hops, roast malt and caramel. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Dacrza (416) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: 12 January 2013...
Glassware: Yuengling pint...
Occasion: Playoff football--no Browns, but oh well...
Appearance: nice burnt orange, vibrantly bubbling body supporting a creamy single-finger, off-white head...
Aroma: soft, buttery nut scent; almost popcorn (corny?) overtones; hops are so subtle they are not noticeable...
Taste: almost balanced, with a slightly off-centered malt profile; not nutty, buttery, or descript...
Palate: medium-bodied, crunchy at the teeth; foamy...
Overall: Not really a "mountain" of hops, and unlike the labelís boast, not really a declaration of hop love either...serviceable, but not neearly as appealing as other pales...
wyzzywyz22 (1762) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. A murky bronze pour with a small off white head. Sweet malt driven nose with some fragrant hop lurking. A similar yarn unfolded flavour-wise with some fruity notes alongside rather muted bitterness. Considering the name I was expecting a bit more hop presence. A drinkable if unspectacular offering.