orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bboynfuel aka Jeff for bringing this one to our IPA day party.
A - Pours copper orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of grassy citric hops, caramel sweetness, tropical fruits; grapefruits, lemons, and oranges; and some light spice.
T - Starts off with a big dose of grassy hops slowly giving way to a mix of caramel malt sweetness, light spice, and hints of tropical fruits like grapefruits and lemons. The finish is quite bitter with a bit of dryness, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Bitter, dry, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.
O - Pretty good. I liked the direction this one was heading but I feel like it left me a few blocks from my destination. I like this one better than the "Big Hop."
Darkmagus82 (2232) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-12 -
Served in 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a orange golden color with a good deal of haze. There was a nice large two finger head upon serving that slowly receded over time. Once dissipated, the head leaves a nice deal of lacing to be seen.
Smell – The smell is a bit light for an IPA. There are lighter hints of citrus and a little bit of floral mixed with some sweet caramel malt aroma.
Taste – The taste is of more earthy hop flavors and caught me off guard at first. The earthy hops really hold their ground throughout the taste and more toward the middle meet up with some of the sweeter flavors that were detected in the nose and the lightest bit of pine. These sweeter and earthy flavors largely take the taste to the end.
Mouthfeel – The body was medium to slightly above medium in thickness with a slightly above average carbonation level.
Overall – The earthiness of the brew made it quite unique in my opinion as all the hop flavor, for the most part, was of its origin. In some ways this earthiness made it very delightful, but somewhat one-dimensional in other ways. This beer would be one that I would have to be in the mood for to go for again( which I likely will be).
MadRobin (2764) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from growler.
Hazy, almost murky, dirty copper orange with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel and citrus.
Taste of pine, light fruit, citrus, bread and caramel.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
While quite hoppy, it's not over-the-top hoppy and has enough malt to keep a reasonable balance. Nothing fancy here, just a solid flavorful IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TylerGreenDC (761) - - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Typical super-balanced East Coast style IPA. No particular hop aroma or flavor. Slightly roasty finish. A fine example of average.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft from Sharp edge beer emporium. Pours orange with a thin white head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Has a bit of pine on the tongue and a fair amount of malt sweetness. Finishes clean. Eh!
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper in color with a nice thin foam head. In the aroma I noticed carmel malts and a mild pine hop aroma. The flavor is of malted barley with a finish that is bitter and dry. Overall this was an above average beverage.
Atjeff (18) - - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the best micro brew IPA I've ever had. Draft has a great color and aroma. Good piney after taste. Hint of malt keeps it balanced and smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from artmcd8. Thanks, Art. The pour is a bright amber-copper color with a moderate khaki head on top that produces light lacing. The aroma shows caramelized malt, resin, and some pine. The flavor follows right in line with that; piney hops, caramel, with the addition of some sweet doughy malt that leads to toasted almond, and a bitter, dry finish. There’s definitely quite a bit of malt flavor, and a roasty element to this, which makes it drink like a Pale Ale. The body is fairly light for an IPA, though. Not bad. A solid beer to kick back to but it falls short of what I expect from a good IPA.
ryanscourt (1354) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big dry hop body. Nice hop aroma. Nice hoppy beer with decent chacacter. Enjoyable and good, not top tier though.
charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at East End. Golden amber pour with a foamy head. Nice citrus aromas. Real smooth flavors. Solid.