boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Bottle at lucky lab. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is all grapefruit. Taste is pretty damn bitter with a lot of grapefruit sweetness. Overall awesome local brew.
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice strong 2 inch+ head of fine off-white bubbles. Lots of citrus in the aroma with oranges, mild malts and some cereal grains. Color is a clear light golden orange. Hmmm, bit of roasted malts, orange peel and some hoppy bitterness. Not a very sharp bitterness at all. Kind of a mild sneak up on you dry bitterness that fades quickly. Rather bland flavor. A bit oily on the palate with some lingering grapefruit pith. An ok IPA.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, May 2012.
Clear light amber with a small white head. A lot of grape and hops in this one. Not bad but a bit one-dimensional. Bitter finish.
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ganska stor humleton. Mycket besk och aningen entonig. Fin fyllighet. Helt ok men saknar frukten. Ganska rå.
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PhillyCraft (5359) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a copper color, slightly clear. Awesome foamy thick head and lacing streaks. Aromas of fresh hops, melon, tangy orange, grass. Taste is a smooth and hoppy caramel orange profile. Not too bitter, very drinkable.
JFGrind (1979) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive hop and biscuit aroma, golden body and strong foam throughout the sample. Hops are there but the alcohol sweetness is battling bitterness for my palate. Tastes like a strong 2XIPA but only an IPA. Great beer but with a few tweaks I predict this would be a five star IPA.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a tall, creamy, sticky white head. The aroma picked up spicy pine and grapefruit over soft biscuity malts.. hops seemed a little muted, but the balance was right on. The flavor found a lot more of the biscuity malts at the core, along with a kiss of honey.. moderate earth and grapefruit bitterness around.. more bitter and spicy on the finish.. things seemed a little broken down, but it was still aiight. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. I’d love to try this super-fresh sometime.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden orange pour, active carbonation, white head. aromas of celery, malts, solid bitterness. as an autumn release, bitterness while weakened is still pretty strong. Nice 6% IPA
SamP01 (653) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber hie with a good medium off-white head with some lacing. Aroma and Taste is sweet caramel malt with some piney citrus hops, grapefruit. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, some yeast, some fruity citrus and grapefruit notes ending with some good dry bitter hopped piney citrus hops for balance. Flavor and aroma of malt, and yeast come out more as it warms up. Overall a good IPA
dmac (5302) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single from Spirits Brick. Poured a slightly thinner body of orange/copper under an average sized frothy white head. Aroma does not deserve the name "Hop Explosion" maybe "Hop(s) Added". Notes of citrus rind, caramel malts, dry gains, bread, lemon zest. Fuller body with stronger carbonation and a full creamy mouthfeel that really fizzes up once it’s past your lips, dry bitter finish with some nice lasting power. Flavor is better then the aroma with notes of bitter grapefruit, citrus rind, dry greains, toast, lemon zest. Not bad but the hops are just a touch dry on this one.