msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dinosaur BBQ. Pours clear orangish amber with small white head. Aromas of caramel malts, grapefruit, and grassy hops. Flavors of sweet caramel malts, some hop bitterness, little bread, grapefruit, and touch of orange. Lacking bitterness and balance. Average IPA.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013, as Empire Crusader IPA
Aroma: The nose is mild hops, grass and floral, some caramel, citrus, and earthy notes
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a small head and some lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, not super hoppy, but a nice hop flavor
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a clean feel, and a light dry finish
I thought this one was a decent example of a more British style IPA. It’s not close to being a hop bomb, but it is certainly a drinkable offering.
k0mpsa (896) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at triple crown, manhattan. Clear copper color, small white head. Aroma is mainly malty, fruits, hops. Malty body, hoppy, fruity. Dry hoppy end. Decent basic ipa.
jflopsu (404) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light orange. Has a faint lager aroma (malt and slight citrus hops). Very malty beer with a strong malt aftertaste. Taste also has some light citrus hop.
TylerGreenDC (191) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. No aroma that I can find. Slightly cloudy amber color. No lacing. Flavor is tart orange. Malts are toasty caramel. Beer finishes chewy. Good argument for IPAs being broken into two styles as this is a strong East Coast IPA.
cfrancis (2105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with moderate white top. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is a bold up front floral and citrus hop bitterness with bready malts to help ease you out.
nramsburg (256) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely a fruitier IPA. Rather creamy for a finish. Easily my favorite from this brewery.
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Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt, light dirt and herbal hops. Flavor was lightly fruity and bitter, a bit dirty and herbally. Drinkable but not good.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10oz pour at Pony Bar HK. Pours a clear orange with some tight, white head. Nose is lightly piney, light honey, light grass, some dried lemon peel. Flavor is lightly malty, lightly sweet, light green grass, some pine, some crackers. Medium bodied, dry finish.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pony bar HK with streets and Annie. Pours a golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is nice faint pine hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bitter citrus, grapefruit, and light bitter pine.