AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Portsmouth Brewery’s guest tap. Has an orange / gold color with thin quickly vanishing head. Nose is floral with hints of citrus and caramel malt. Flavor is me is about average for a standard IPA. Flavor is caramel sweetness, light pine, plenty of floral hops. After the sip I get a lightly lingering grassy note to go with the floral hops. Maybe I have become jaded by huge Imperial brews because this just didn’t stand out to me at all. NOTHING wrong with it, very drinkable but it get lost in my memory of hundreds of IPA’s.
Iphonephan (5837) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (5803) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy apricot with a fast, tan head.
Scent is caramel, orange, peach.
Taste is a little sticky citrus peel.
Very soft bittering...90 IBU, eh....?...right.
A strong dose of fruit juice.
Tasty, but average.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and resiny hops. Caramel malt, bread, and resiny hop bitter. Medium body with good carbonation.
nuplastikk (5682) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml can courtesy of Brian. Slightly hazy orange tan. Thin, off white head. Dry citrus hop aroma. Clean, some toasty golden malt tones and a solid hop bill. A faint touch of butter, but not overwhelming. Overall pretty solid offering, crisp hoppy IPA.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fr0m the pint-sized can this p0ured a hazy light amber b0dy with a tw0-fingered ecru head. The ar0ma had s0me bready malt with a d0ll0p 0f caramel c0vered by mild citrus and earthy scents. The taste was h0ppier, tart 0ranges and tangerines giving a sustained bitterness. The bread and caramel flav0rs balanced it all 0ut, perhaps a tad t00 much f0r an IPA. N0t a bad drink and w0rth repeating, which is g00d, since I have three m0re cans.
jgb9348 (5529) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich, super cloudy amber and copper coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, alcohol, a good malt backbone, some light fruits and a very herbal and slightly resinous note. Medium-bodied; Very bitter hops up front showing grapefruit that have no depth at all - very mild after the first initial sip with not much malt coming through and only a touch of fruit or strength, the hops hit hard at first but are left with almost nothing just a few seconds later. Aftertaste shows the grassy and herbal hops with a little pale malt and very little else - not much going on, and not much complexity at all. Overall, a decent IPA with some good smells and a quick bitterness that basically fades to just about nothing at the end aside from herbs and grass. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2014.
wlajwl (5508) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is bready malts, citrus and earthy notes. The flavor is citrus, fruit, bread, earthy notes, berries, mild sweetness and a tart/bitter finish.
ben4321 (5506) - 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.
thedm (5500) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy yellow orange colored body. The aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.