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.
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy gold. Has a citrus, hop, grain and pine aroma. A bit grainer than expected with little citrus hops. A bitter malty aftertaste
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s NKOTB event pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has orange, soap, heavy grass, heavy pith. Flavor is harsh, overly pithy, a touch industrial, a faux sweetness too. Astringent finish. This needs work.
klk343 (150) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden color. An off white head that remains. Complex, sweet scent. Some grapefruit hops but not too overwhelming. Some sweetness.
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bainridge. Pours brownish gold with small to medium white head . Aromas are rye, pine, ash, light copper. Flavor is dry and bitter with a good bit of carbonation to it. Nothing special about this offering but it’s not as bad as the ticks imo. Drank this with some bubblegum and blueberry Martian juice and wasn’t too terrible...just bad. Cheers
closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light Amber Lacy beige head; aroma is malty and slight funk and notes of hop; Flava is rich complex blend of malt and hops caramel floral spice; finishes dry holly malty grainy
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mediocre brew with a lot a room to grow. This one is a simple standard brew with nothing that I can comment that sets it apart for its competition. A re-work of the recipe is needed to give this one some new life!
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Taphouse Grille. Orange to slightly amber pour with a small soapy white head. Little bit of stale malt, cardboard, but some citrus as well.
Beerathon (1590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly amber hued golden pour with marginal head and some lacing. Grass/earthy notes with faint citrus in the nose and flavor, has a soapiness to it. Easy drinking, but nothing spectacular.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a particularly good pale ale I picked up in Asheville in 2015. Stale aroma, mild and forgettable. Citrus aroma dissipates quickly.
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about twenty seconds. Light lacing speckled the glass.
The smell had a soft sweet slightly spiced piney hops overcoating a multitude of nose smacking sweet malts.
The taste was mainly sweet between the malts and the hops displacing the bitterness from the quality. A light sweet malty aftertaste leads into a quick semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed pretty subdued for an AIPA. It doesn’t seem to have the bitterness I expected for an AIPA.
Overall, to me, this one was just okay as an AIPA I was hoping for more bitterness. I might have again depending upon the situation.