LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is the definition of a typical obligatory IPA. Aroma was average. Light hoppiness, with citrus and notes of pine. Pour was a light orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was pretty boring. The grainy sweet malt backbone is balanced by lemon, grass and grapefruit hops. Neither flavor is very strong or full. The beer would be a good introduction to IPAs for a BMC drinker. Medium carbonation round the beer out. Slightly sweet finish.
burgy (365) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but not great. More like a watery pale ale not a IPA. Mild hops and a balanced feel.
terrwils (6) - Union, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn't rate the aroma or look very positively. It just looks like any old filtered pale ale. The aroma doesn't do it justice either.
This beer is quite delicious. Not extraordinarily hoppy. In fact, the claimed IBU of 55-60 does not come across in the taste or aroma. It tastes like a very drinkable (multiple!) pale ale.
I enjoy it quite a bit, and the fact that it's brewed here in New Jersey is a nice touch for me. Will drink this again for sure.
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pras (287) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good IPA. Full bodied, aroma of floral and citrus hops. Flavor follows through from the aroma with citrus (orange and grapefruit) notes, and very floral. In balance.
Jesterdeal (1053) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grass, moss, pine, and biscuit malt. Pours clear amber with a good blanket of froth. Taste is very mild with slight bitter grass and stale bread. Drinks close to a lager. Easy to knock back but not for hopheads.
Beergeek23322 (439) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2010. From bottle and my first beer from this brewer. Poured orange with an offwhite head. Floral and citrus aromas with a hoppy finish.
AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Pours a clear pale orange with a white head. Aroma has pine and lemony citrus and faint dishwater. Taste is of sweet fruits, pine and a solid caramel backing. Finishes sweetly bitter and somewhat earthy. Light to medium body, somewhat IPAish. Not FFish’s best.
odinstyr (457) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head. Smells of pine, lemon, crackers. Taste is bitter and sweet - pine, biscuits, floral notes.
craig220 (289) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear coppery amber color with thick white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, herbs, caramel, and rice. Taste is orange, pine, cinnamon, floral, caramel, and honey. Sweet finish, which is rather odd for an IPA but overall not bad.
randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a big white head. Fruit tarts and caramel aroma. Odd hop profile in this one, both herbal and oddly fruity, a bit too much malt for my liking. Not much bitterness or pine though, which is a good thing. Easier drinking for an IPA. Not bad, kind of sad it didn’t taste like fish.
rodenbach99 (2512) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bouteille de petit format au Saint-Bock. Le liquide est orange dorée avec une mousse blanche crémeuse. Le nez est classique pour une IPA avec des notes de houblons et une touche légère de caramel. La bouche est de houblon fruité. Les agrumes sont présents. Est-ce que cette bière est un peu vielle ? 7/10