AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased a bottle at 7-11 Kittery, ME. Dirty amber color ( no I didn’t dump all the bottle condition yeast into my snifter) with thin head retention. Aroma of dirty caramel malt, pine and a good dose of pine resin.
The hop profile is earthy, piney and light grapefruit rind making the texture rather dry. The texture is gritty and chewy, and this is without the conditioning yeast from the bottle. Medium bitterness with lingering resin and pine hops. Pretty full body for the style, speaking of the style... It must be listed as a amber by request of the brewer because this is a IPA pine bomb if I ever tasted one. Ok, whatever works at this point. Solid brew.
Darwenus (553) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, medium head, persistent lace. The aroma is caramel and apples, but it isn’t strong. There’s not a lot in the nose from this one. The flavor is all malt up front, but the finish is well balanced. Sweet, rich malt behind a biting bitterness.
MrBunn (2458) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy medium brown with lots of floaties and a thin tan head. Aromas are bitter hops and caramel but the hops are fairly directionless. Flavor matches. Pointless and disappointing.
Handypaul (214) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a big lasting creamy white head that leaves excellent lacing. Weak aroma of citrus. Medium body, medium to heavy bitter taste, oily texture, lively carbonation and a very long bitter finish.
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Redmonds
dark ruby with fluffy beige head collapsing to lacing. Rich pithy hops and toffee apples on the nose.moderate carbonation, very pithy almost campari like bitterness. Full bodied but perhaps not as fresh as it could be
CraftBeerNick (899) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft, Angel, 26th June 14. This is a nice beer, got a little heavy going though towards the end, ok
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 250614. Deep amber almost brown colour. Hybrid amber ale IPA with big hop flavour.
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Plenty of citrus hops. Good body and carbonation. A dry ending with slight bitterness. I was thinking this was a decent IPA, then saw the fine print. Amber!
firefly765 (116) - - JUN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle pours a light raisin color very dark for style. Moderate off-white head that dissipates in a couple minutes. Lots of hop particles floating in suspension. Very nice piney and citrus aromas. Exceptional hops to malt balance with smooth bitterness throughout. Extremely well-crafted I PA.
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper brown, zesty fruit, bitter and dry, caramel, toffee.