Goodgrief (1907) - 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 (2834) - Ocean County, 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 (878) - 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 (2716) - 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 (5787) - 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 (5089) - 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.
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden color with a tight white head. Big hop aroma. Citrusy and piney. Sweet flavor with a dry, bitter finish.
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma s citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Smooth with a sticky finish.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with uneven off white head. Nose/taste of dry hops, caramel, pine wood, resin and dried fruit. Some metallic bitterness in the finish. Medium body.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours medium dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds typical hop notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Also some currant/orange flavoured tea, white flowers and resin. Malt brings toasted caramel. The flavour is light sweet, near heavily bitter and light to medium acidic. Citric, resinous and floral. Malt stays in the background. The mouthfeel is clean and astringent with a light to medium carbonation. Long resinous finish. Light to medium bodied.