obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unique aroma of marigold, rosehips, and mango, wonderful gestalt. Clear amber, thick lacy head. Lemongrass that grows more bitter and assumes more of a floral lilly character. Light body and easy to drink, carbonation is soft. Wow, what a fantastically dynamic session IPA! Very distinctive. Exceptional use of aroma hops.
tim9887 (20) - USA - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Of all the "session IPA’s" out there (basically just pale ales), this one is about as close as you get to a real IPA. Smells and tastes pretty dank. Piney resinous hops. Great stuff.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#7700 for the Earl of Ale. Pours clear dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is floral, spicy white peppery, hops, tropical citrus, pale malt. Solid nose. Not sure the hop in this, but it tastes New Zealandish or Australian. Tastes spicy, floral, with hops and a finishing bitterness, plus a complex finish. This one is very good, and I could see myself drinking this one endlessly.
joshharris (9) - St. Peters, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a beautiful gold, settles with a white head. Slight smell of pine. Taste is very good. A very good beer.
EithCubes (4944) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Nose is big citrus, heavy peel of grapefruit with some others, notably orange; very very rindy, about as realistically fruity as I’ve ever smelled from hops. Crystal character and not much fruit otherwise. Pours clear golden with average carbonation and a soapy off-white head. Taste is hoppy, semi-dry but drying out quickly to bone-dry, with firm but soft bitterness that lingers around "low" but seems greater in the absence of balancing sweetness. Great hoppy citrus juice and rind as before, medium-strong resin with light oil, spicy (principally black pepper, but something else cutting like GoP or even rough coriander). Medium-to-strong tannins and light tea flavor on the back end. Watery light body but that doesn’t really get me down at all (actually adds to the drinkability!), and the overall refreshment here is impressive. A mild sense of over-filtration, but otherwise quite an achievement.
mdterpsmd (1) - - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not nearly so hoppy as many of the IPA’s on the market now, it’s an easy drinker for a hot day
jayzz (341) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a fresh cut grass aroma and a golden amber color. An unusual hop flavor that is more spice than bitter.
BobGuts (22) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For what they are trying to accomplish in this near light iPA, they have done so with perfection. It can’t compare with my favorite Sculpin. But for the price and flavor is it a nice easy going down beer at 5%. Definately more bite and flavor then all those orher 4 or 5%’ers,
0R9H3U5 (26) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good flavor for a session but not much body, which was expected. Overall it just wasn’t my favorite hop combination.
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nakedwhendrunk (2184) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on date of "10May2014."
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy orange color with a light carbonation seen rising at a moderate pace filling a rapidly dieing one finger white foamy head. The head seemed to sustain itself as a nice film.
The aroma had a sweet somewhat light spicy to citrus smell fairly powerful with a really light lemon zest that comes close to the end in a nice eloquent way.
The taste had some good bitter spicy and citrus hops.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There was a decent bitter citrus lightly spiced aftertaste that lead to a dry sweet citrus spicy finish.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good session ipa worthy of having again.