can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 2012 Lansdale Beer Fest. I dot remember much about this one. It was sampled too late in the day!
ads135 (3302) - 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 (2538) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ward 8
Nice head, clear golden color. Citrus and pine on the nose. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Nice IPA from a brewery I just heard of today.
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very hazy gold with little head.....aroma of corn, smells skunk....not looking good so far. Taste is astringent soggy grain, slight bitterness, rough ending.
cheap (4445) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle has little ipa aroma, just dull hops for the most part on the nose. And yea, ditch the west coast thing. Call it west grove style if you want to use the word west in there. Looks like any other pale beer except it has a somewhat thin staying creamy head. Rather astringent from the start. Yes, that sharp piercing bitter thing really hits the back of the throat and annoyingly hangs there. If I didn’t know better, I would put this in the piercing pilsner style. Rude and difficult, tho it has that piercing bitter pilsner thing happening, its way over the top. Difficult? Did I say difficult? Same with finish, not impressed. Finish is simly long bitter sharp thing that is quite unattractive.
LinusStick (2955) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh....here’s a suggestion. East Coast brewers. Quit calling your IPAs "west coast style". Not one that I’ve had has been close to it. Aroma was skunk, dark grain and a hint of mud. Pour was a nice enough murky medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was typical run of the mill average IPA. Iced tea, roasted malt and an astringent lingering bitterness in the finish. Drinkable, but then again most beer is. Nice carbonation.
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold, disappearing white head. Nose is damp wood. Bitter. Middle is butterscotch and medium grain. Finish is bitter and unbalanced.
joejames (294) - 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 (9580) - 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 (1939) - - 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.