KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that did have great retention, finally reducing to a large cap with some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a light straw malt, pine and citrus hops and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit) and caramel.
The taste was bitter sweet and mildly malty with hints of caramel and citrus from the start, with the finish having a nice hoppy pine ending. The flavor stuck around for an average duration after the swallow with a mild bitterness that faded slowly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an IPA that had a nice malty feel to it, which did a great job of compensating for the bold and healthy hoppiness...
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Canalís. Pours a moderate copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, cracker malts, light caramel. Taste is pine hops, mild grassy notes, light bread, citrusy grapefruit bitterness that creeps through after a little balance of some bready malts. Nice bitterness.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin at Yards for Real Ale. Pours cloudy orange with thin white head, no lace. Aroma of grapefruit, apricot, caramel. Taste follows suit. Medium body, moderate bitterness. Tasted much fresher than Iíve had it before.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Hoppy aroma dotted with citrus and resin with just a hint of cracker in the background. Clean, well balanced, but hop-centric palate. Dry, bitter, spicy, piney aftertaste. Decently carbonated, medium length finish
kramer (4681) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours a clear copper body with a nice creamy tight bubbled beige head. The nose is wonderfully hoppy with lots of floral notes over a light toasty and caramel malt nose. The flavor is nicely balanced between the light floral bitterness and the toasty dry maltiness. A soft subtle yeastiness on the finish. Lighter bodied with perfect cask conditioned mouthfeel. Very nice beer, I think the cask serving method probably helped this one shine.
matty (151) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a copper color with some particulates and an off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is mostly citrus with some pine and spice notes. Medium body, slight dry finish. Some bitterness during the swallow. Little bit more of the hops than the malt but nice. Good IPA!
TylerGreenDC (208) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In 12 oz bottle. Aroma of grapefruit. Starts sweet (when cold), with orangey hops, becomes more bitter as it warms. Slightly better than your standard, baseline IPA.
keanex (1278) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle January 2014.
Appearance: The body has a light haze with a ruddy amber to copper hue, not a very appealing hue in my opinion. The off-white head is gorgeous though, dense and full of craters with excellent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is full of hop aromas, spicy and piney with an underlying citrus edge. I get some sweet bready malts with a light brown sugary aroma as well. The aroma is rather strong and pleasant.
Taste: The flavor comes off a bit watery after the aroma, but it holds much of itís flavor. The intro is a bit weak, much like carbonated water with a hint of orange citrus. The malt base creeps in with a bready slightly sugary presence while a mildly spicy/piney soft bitterness finishes the beer.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Iíll have to give this a try when I have a fresher palate I guess as the aroma is too nice for this to taste this watery. The price is a bit pricey compared to other local offerings though.
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is very hoppy and fruity, big citrus pith/rind and a solid pine base. Pours clear orange/copper with avg carb, dense off-white head. Taste medium bitterness which seems to be reduced to only light bitterness in the presence of above-average sweetness. Strong pine in the mouth with lightly resinous, spicy malt that stands up to the hops, some quenching soapy character and tasty citrus. Light body with bit of alcohol seeping through. In the end, the balance may be the best aspect here, but I also like the woody notes.
Terp1977 (43) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at BWW. A very good but very strong IPA. Abet colored, spicy on the palate. Solid.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Sampled on draft a Hou Thou this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweetish and tangy with notes of pine and resin. The flavor was bitter and dry with moderate perfume and lemon. Long dry perfume finish. Medium body. Meh.