hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy golden color. Good head. Strangely sweet smell. Also has a sweet taste. Both are kind of like sweet tarts. Bitter and candy like aftertaste.
joejames (157) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy light orange/amber. Two finger head, tons of lacing and retention. Aroma of earthy hops and biscuit. Taste is not very balanced, too sweet for and IPA and strange metallic bitterness. Light bodied, highly carbonated, thin mouth feel. Finishes strange, lots of un fermented sugars, bread, grass, skunk. Not good.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Stale hops, citrus, and toasted grains.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-17-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a huge thick off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is somewhat light and is a mix of some tropical fruit, citrus hop, and some bready aromas. The tropical fruits are of a mango and tangerine nature with all the aromas mixed with a light pine aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a light caramel and citrus hop flavor. Mixed with these are some light bready flavors. Toward the middle a pine and herbal hop flavor come to the tongue drowning out the caramel and citrus. This pine hop flavor grows stronger more toward the end of the taste, leaving in the end a decent bitter herbal-pine hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer and carbonation are both on the average side. Not bad for the style as it is a good compromise of carbonation and thickness which suits well the hop and bready flavors of the brew.
Overall – A pretty decent IPA. It leaves a rather nice bitter pine and herbal/grassy hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
EithCubes (5054) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50th rating for this brew. Nose is heavy fruit, tropical and very rindy with some earth and faint caramel, some woodier and earthy overtones. Orange-golden pour with slow, average carbonation and a sudsy beige head. Taste is dry with light tang, medium but developed bitterness and stronger levels of caramel and toffee, which blend nicely with the light pine and humus, rindier citrus that’s been burnished. Lightly crisp but a very heavy full body, a bit slimy, finishes dry with cracker and a bit of rye/pumpernickel, getting some great darker and earthier notes to match the wood and bitterness from the hops. Good balance and underrated at this point, methinks.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at the bbq. Aroma is bitter grass, lemon zest, and baking soda. Pours light blonde with medium carb and a small head. Taste is bitter citrus zest, lemongrass, and a metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is puckeringly bitter and ultimately unpleasant. Not for me.
BroSpud (1719) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden with a white head. This one doesn’t quite measure up. Off metallic aftertaste, not the usual hop flavors.
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden bodied mildy hopped ale. The name had me expecting an over the top IPA. Evil Eye was more of a Pale Ale.
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reberiii (346) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color poured from 12oz bottle. Slight biscuit malt, slight touch of corn. Hop bitter without Juicy. Or floral, or fruit.
HighlanderOne (1019) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of mixed hops and ocean. Good lookin cloudy amber with a bit of lacing. I’m getting piney and grapefruit hop flavors with some toasted malt, but not enough malt for balance. Fruit notes. Aftertaste is earthy but also slightly metallic. This one misses the mark.
kramer (5062) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that slowly receded. The nose is just lightly hoppy with a little bit of citrus. A little too much crystal malt sweetness coming thru in the aroma, it’s pretty well over powering the hops. The flavor is about what I expected from the aroma, an overly sweet, heavy on the crystal malt, instant iced tea bomb. The hops are decently citrusy and bitter but they just can’t stand up to all the underlying sweetness in here. Medium bodied and a little clingy with fizzy prickly carbonation. Not my preferred take on the style.