ausomeawestin (63) - Silver Spring, 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.
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Varga in Philly. Pours a dark amber color with a one finger beige head that slowly dissolves, leaving some spotty lacing. Slightly bitter in the nose with some citrus notes and a slight sweet breadiness. Taste has a smooth bitterness with oily resinous and piney hops. Thick malt backbone with toasted bread and caramel sweetness and a slight warmth in the drying finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue.
abcfan (581) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty good. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, and citrus. Medium bodied and smooth. Finishes sweet and sticky.
callmemickey (1355) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden-orange body, medium white head, decent lacing. Nose is orange zest, some Brady pale malts. Flavor displays a ore muted hop presence. Medium to light bodied, mild carbonation, soft finish. This ain’t no ’hop explosion.’
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy yellow orange with a thick soapy head. Aroma is sour and a bit medicinal. Highly carbonated. Sweet and spicy. Unique. Finishes with a syrup honey type sweetness. I could do a sixer due to the aftertaste.
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bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden honey color with medium head. Aroma of citrus hop and hay. Medium heavy bitter. Above average carbonation. Biscuit notes with citrus hop taste. Close to a hop bomb.
RobertDale (1896) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can. Pours a cloudy light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, lemons, malt, caramel, and pine. Moderate bitterness. Pretty good.
Chalsk (936) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the (my) Eleventh Day of Christmas the beer gods gave me... An earthy IPA. Pours an amber orange color with thick white foam head. Aroma of muted caramel and grapefruit with heavy earthiness. Sweet citrus taste with a thin but direct hop hit. Lots of earthiness and leathery texture. Perhaps a bit more malt would round it out better. Solid. Hop lovers will enjoy.
GNeeson88 (12) - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carmel color with a nice white head. Hints of grapefruit with a nice balance malt taste.
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Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Kurt, 20/12/12.
Opaque mid amber/orange with a thin off white head that retains at the edge and as a film.
Nose is caramel malt, floral hops, light pine, touch of grass and sugars.
Taste comprises caramel malt, orange, touch of grpaefruit, citrus notes, hops, pine.
Medium bodied, soft carb, good feel, hop bitterness in the finish.
A decent well balanced IPA.