Dacrza (615) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: June 13, 2015... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Just returned from Liberty Day fireworks... APPEARANCE: light, bubbly body, with a hint of obscurity; white head is creamy and leaves lacing that resembles hedgerows; thick and consistent--a promising start... AROMA: immediate slap of caramel to the nose; some yeasts that blanket the hops with an earthy, funky distinction; what does slip through is soft citric hops, approximating lemon zest... PALATE: vivid, active on the back tongue; a balanced, medium-bodied experience... TASTE: subtle spice and balanced malts/hops make for an understated profile initially… caramel malts outstrip the hops, making this a sweeter IPA... OVERALL: as the label establishes a more British approach, with an easier drinking, maltier version of what the hop head is expecting; melon and flowery hops reward late—this is a solid beer with a decent ABV%...
katrinaez (528) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent ipa.slight hop but not heavy. Crisp very close to just a pale. No real aroma. Deep color.
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy dark golden colored body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Mild lemon and orange zest, florals, light grainy malts, and just a hint of grass. Meidum to light bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness.
retinadoc (153) - - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Muted hoppy nose and flavors. Maybe it was an old batch, but all the hop/IPA flavors were flat and muted. Very disappointing, compared to other Flying Fish beers, such as Red Fish.
njnut (347) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a orange tinged Amber with white head and lace. Aroma of carmeled malts and light citrus. Taste was more malt heavy than hoppy. A light citrus note over carmel malts. Not a hop bomb and that made it more enjoyable for me.
TXBadger (1882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange gold, coppery color with off-white head. Floral notes, light citrus, and some malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a balanced out malt bill. Would have liked more of a hop bite on the finish.
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dinosaur Bar-BQ
Pours rather unclear, darker amber . Small white head ( rather stable )
Smell is unintense, slightly bittered malty scent . Taste is mild bitter . Malty , light aroma , but not as much as you’d expect from a US IPA . finish is a bit perfumy-fruity ... Seems to me like hopextracts, though I am not sure about that.
Maxbier (679) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Light brown with off white head. Light malt and earthy hop aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, some lemon citrus and hint of grassy hop. Slightly dry lemon finish. Bitterness and hop flavors more like a pale ale than an IPA.
Bork (436) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well-balanced English style IPA with a gentle but pronounced pine bitterness and some tropical fruit. A little too light on the body but quite refreshing.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - thought it would be super hoppy based on the name but it wasn’t. It was more bitter than hoppy. Clear golden color, not much aroma. Good but not great.