dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was really good. Well balanced IPA, lots of hops and and a clean crisp finish. Bonus points for a super smooth complex palate and the high volume white lacing it left on my glass. Sessionable as well.
jcos (1350) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on April 4th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some grapefruit, nice bite.
Palate:Medium light body, lignering aftertaste.
Summary: Thanks Ben for this bottle! I enjoyed this IPA, nice amount of pine and grapefruit, not too overbearing.
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter IPA with hints of grapefruit. Mild to medium body missing hop finish for the amount of bitter smell and taste.
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robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours copper with a rocky white head. Floral aromas of hops pine and grapefruit with citrus rind. Flavor is bitter with lots if dry hop flavor. Body is medium and finish is astringent
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Allentown brewpubs, consumed within a week. Beer is honey amber color, hazy. Aroma is fruity. Sweet but slightly foul, like overripe pink grapefruit. Hugely bitter and not pleasant (yes, I’m a hophead). Just not great, which is disappointing because I thought Hop’solutely was fantastic.
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out an attractive copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of some grassy/earthy hops, light tartness and bready malts. Taste is of some white grapefruit, citrus, earthy, spicy hops, stale bread, and some sweet malty notes. Meh.
pilgrimoutlaw (639) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap Allentown Brewworks. Copper pour with foamy white head. Grapefruit, pine. A bit sweet. Relatively high bitterness. A little unusual in that the aroma comes out on the tail end. Crisp and dry body.
Gription79 (1895) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Huge hop nose, lots of grassy notes. Hint of sweet malts. Slight diacetyl. Astringent, oily, dry finish. Smells better then it tastes. This beer could use some work.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a huge creamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was sweet grapefruit, pineapple and pine. The flavor was bitter with a very strong grapefruit presence and moderate notes of pineapple and pine. Underneath were tangy malts, sugar, faint caramel and honey. The finish was long with grapefruit and pine lingering. Fairly full bodied. Well done.
ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/27/12
Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy with some grapefruit/citrus, pine, resin, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a cloudy, rusty orange color, a small off-white head and mid-heavy lacing
Flavor: Medium sweet up-front, it is strong on the grapefruit, and has a mid-heavy hop bitterness later on
Palate: The body of this one is medium, it is slightly sticky on the mouth, with a soft and fairly dry finish
I thought this was a fairly nice IPA. It does a pretty good job of living up to its billing, as it is bitter and hoppy. It has a pretty good flavor, with a nice citrus and resiny feel. This is a nice IPA for sure.