ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful murky caramel with average size white foamy head.
Aroma of floral hops.
Tastes of citrus and grassy hops with a nice bitterness.
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a bit of beige head. Fresh hop flavors have almost entirely dropped out, some spice and herbal tones remain.
EithCubes (5154) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle last night, nose quite hoppy, some citrus and lychee, caramel and vanilla pudding, lightly spicy dough but faintly so. Deep and hazy amber with a rocky off-white head. Watery body, taste lightly sweet, light-medium bitterness, dries out significantly as the resins take over. Alcohol reasonably well hidden, some grapefruit rind. Like the hops here but reminds more of juice than beer.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with thin white head and some lace. Aroma is grapefruit dominant, taste sweet malt, grapefruit, lemon, spice. good bitterness with a mild spicy finish.
TEJA (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at OT, Sweden.
Short thinn off white head. Opaque golden color. Pungent hop aroma. Hoppy taste with a little bite but balanced by malty sweetness. Semi lasting bitterness.
Unfortunantly the aroma lowers the whole impression.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from jtclockwork, thanks James! Pours a cloudy golden colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big grapefruits up front with a bit of a lemon-peel, a light earth, and a lightly spiced pine. Somewhat bready pale malts with a light caramel and crystal malt sweetness. Flavor is chewy crystal malts and big grapefruit citruses up front with an earthy, spiced pine throughout. Somewhat bready malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of toast before this finishes dry, leafy and resiny, earthy, and moderately bitter with a good amount of sweet grapefruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Fairly bitter with lots of grapefruit and a distinct crystal malt backing.
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour, thin bubbly head with striped lacing .... Aroma of caramel malts and subtle lemony grapefruity hops ... Taste is of caramel malts and mild grapefruit and lemony hops with a bitter dry hopped and malty backbone that lingered for a bit ... Abv hidden well ... Simple and tasty ipa
Drake (9953) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Oak Tree Liquors. Pours a pale amber color with a thin foamy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of huge, fresh citrus and the faintest bit of caramel. The taste is bitter citrus hops, almost pithy. Grapefruit and lemon. Faint caramel malts. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, lingering bitterness. I’m not sure how a beer can be one-note but also interesting but this one does it.
popkow (295) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper ale with minimal head. Malt with grains and a hint of floral. Malt blends well with the hops. Thin body with short sweet finish.
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My favorite from the sampler - bright, full of citrus hops, sweet orange and tangerine, and some lovely grapefruit bitterness. Really drinkable - I’d love another one!