ContemplateBeer (1818) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at North End Cafe, Bardstown Rd. (Louisville). Aroma: Grapefruit and sweet malts are nearly balanced; there’s some pineapple notes to give a little more interest. Definitely more malty than some of the more recent IPAs. Appearance: Translucent light copper pour with a bubbly bone head. Flavor: Good amount of juicy pineapple up front with the grapefruit; the malts are really present and quite sweet; never really dries up the way a top tier IPA should. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A solid beer, but a middling IPA at best. Surprised to see it ranked so highly.
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 16oz can. aroma is of citrus, grapefruit, pine, and sour caramel. Color is of an orange hue that is hazy in color with a lots of sediment. It definitely could use some cleaning way to much sediment. Taste is citrus,pine some soft grapefruit notes malt flavors are sour caramel and has some off flavors like butter and other sour notes. Lots of bitterness here. It feels oily and and clings to the palate leaves a soapy taste in back of throat. Moderate carbonation. Overall, not one I would seek out to try again very mediocre.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 16oz can. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. Flavors are pine, grapefruit, orange peel, and caramel. Very well balanced beer, the hops are nice and dank though, not to bitter for 90 ibus. Well done balanced Ipa.
puboflyons (2703) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the pint can. The pour is a hazy golden amber with a lingering off-white head. The aroma is malty and buttery more than hoppy but the hops are more earthy than any other sensation. The body is medium but also rather astringent and oily. The taste has a kind of off-hoppiness with the buttery and pale malts.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
draft, this one was bad, a platic chemical flavor and aroma, overwhelming and cant really taste much else, like cleaning supplies
Westchesterco (1539) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy golden with a slight head the aroma is citrus and the taste is strong bitter citrus. That li vere o. The palate
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Light floral hop nose. Some grassy and citrus flavors. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
obguthr (4900) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Orange peel and pine nose with a kiss of clover honey. Shimmering amber, thick firm pale yellow head. Pleasantly bitter pine needle flavor, grapefruit finish. Alcohol not noticeable, thinnish mouthfeel. Nice transitions, drinkable. Nicely done.
thornecb (5011) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into an English pint. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour caramel and resin front to back and into the lasting earthy finish.
ben4321 (5070) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Can at Monkey Bar in Philthy, 11/16/13
Aroma: The nose is grassy and hoppy, some pine, earth, citrus, and a hint of butter
Appearance: It pours a heavy golden-amber color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is pretty nice and hoppy, but then that buttery malt flavor kicks in
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty nice feel, and drinks really easily
I thought this was a good attempt at an IPA with some nice hoppy components to it, but there’s a bit of a buttery malt flavor that just really hampers the quality of the beer overall.