hockeybeerguy (1454) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed Dec 18, 2011. Obviously reviewed from notes.
In a pint glass, she pours a light copper color and leaves the same colored body with a head lasting less than a second. Lacing was very minimal.
The smell has malts, caramel and hops.
The taste is sweet yet bitter in a good English IPA sort of way.
On the palate, she sits about a light to medium with a sweet bitter aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is a good beer for its style and good for me.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ipa... Lacks strong hoppy character of a pacific nw ipa and lacks strong floral aroma... Balanced and smooth though...
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MWatts2 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy but maintains balance. Medium body. Frothy head and long finish.
Nickytoethumbs (12) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of a brown ale, brown sugar mellows out the hops. Not overpowering. It's alright.
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DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy red orange color. Mild resin in the aroma. Very well balanced with nice caramel appeal up front and mild hops followed by a lingering bitter finish. There is a little butter in the aroma which is a small imperfection.
uhclem (359) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper pour with minimal lacing. Nose is citrus and toffy. Taste is of grapefruit and malt. Thin mouthfeel, but nice finish that lasts and lasts.
doctorfrenzy (6) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
immediately noticed its deeper-than-usual (for an IPA) amber color and unusually spicy, almost woodsy hop nose; palate mirrors the spicy hop and adds notes of black pepper and dry leaves, but also has distinct citrus notes, including a hint of white grapefruit and noticeable tangerine; deliciously crisp, the hop spice and bitterness carries to the finishes but ends very cleanly; overall a highly quaffable yet NOT typical IPA
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color with a two-finger head that reduces to a head cover, splotches of lace. Taste is good, albeit, traditional. Caramel malt starts things off, carbonation and hops enter in the palate and rule things until deep in the finish when malt re-emerges for a neat finish. Sessionable, tasty, solid, but common, IPA.
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit too lite in palate, taste, and nose for me to find this an IPA I would drink. Its seems just far too commercial and mass produced to find the craft in it. Not my favorite.
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle--was hoping for better, then I remembered that I liked McDuff’s. Amber color with a small head that doesn’t last. A little hop and pine aroma. Flavor started off with muted hops and finished with bread and malts. A little thin with decent carbonation. Another straight down rating/session beer. Total wine.