Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Pungent at first, then weak. A little more earthy than what I’d expect for a West Coast IPA. Nice with great balance, but nothing unique.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium, orangey amber with an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished lasted and left excellent lacing. The aroma had light caramel; heavy pine, spruce, minty and earthy hops; and moderate grapefruit and orange hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and mod bitter; while the finish was slightly sweet and sour, moderately bitter and lightly acidic with an average duration. There was citrus, pin, spruce, citrus rind, and earthy hops, pale malt and caramel. The light to medium body was a little oily and then dry with very fizzy carbonation and a lightly dry finish.
puboflyons (3119) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a really smudged stamped date so I don’t know how old this was. This bottle was brewed by Hooker Brewing in Connecticut not Cooperstown or Pennsylvania as the RB description states. Light to medium amber tone with a long lasting white head. Active carbonation. The aroma has a more resiny or floral hop presence and also a pale malt sensation. The body is medium. The taste tends to focus on the malts rather than the hops so in that sense it may be a traditional IPA. But there is a rather off-putting cellar dank sweetness at the end.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Molly Malloy’s, Philly, on May 2, 2016.
Hazy golden color, off-white head. Hoppy, citrus, mild caramel taste. Citrus aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Hoppy citrus scent.
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ipa with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, restrained, OK. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light grapefruit pulp, decent. On tap at Molly Malloys.
rentonj7 (217) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from bottle - light amber with small head that fades quickly with fair lacing. Earthy aromas dominate, a little dank, some citrus and herbal notes in background. Taste is kind of dank with biscuit and a little lemony citrus on short bittering finish. Mouthfeel is light with a long finish that has hints of chemicals. I’m not sure if the strange flavors hide a good beer or cover up a mediocre one.
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong in the category. Holds the taste and the smell. Nothing special about it but it is worth the taste. I am sure first time IPA lovers can buy this and feel special.
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tsd08460 (837) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, floral,
Appearance: clear golden, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Doofgoblin (493) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. Nothing special here. If there is nothing else around it’s okay. Certainly not worth craft beer prices. Aroma is meh citrus...taste is meh citrus + malt... finish is meh...crush it and be done...the trash truck driver in our neighborhood loves honking his truck’s horn...
jflopsu (1246) - 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 (7558) - 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 (162) - - 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.