JCB (3859) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Broad Street Cafe, Durham. Nice golden-orange pour, fresh looking, nice buoyant head. Fairly understated as IPAs go, but this oneís been around for a minute and deserves some 1990s throwback cred. Grapefruit and mild tea in the nose, underwritten by some malty sweetness. Bright and prickly mouthfeel, goes down well. Tastes are balanced, pert, and quite enjoyable, tilted towards the bitter end as I like it.
coldbrewky (1337) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft today in a cafe next to Half time in Poughkepsie, NY. Other than their propensity to take their good old fín time to get me my beer (ten fucking minutes you black dressed floozie), this beer was essentially my lunch since they brought me my main course before the salad. (Clueless Barbarians!) I took the English pint in both hands and held on for dear life as a shipwreck victim would to flotsam. Nose of crisp hops with hints of grapefruit. Ahhh high alpha hops....how I love thee. I ordered a second beer halfway thru this one figuring that it would arrive when I wanted it. No such fucking luck from this silly pretentious bistro from hell. I sure am glad that I went shopping at half time prior to eating here with the wife. The wife finished with her lunch and we had some prattle time waiting for my second beer. I flagged down the waitress and asked her if they had poured the second beer yet. She said "oh uh, um no" "You dippy bitch! I ordered it ten minutes ago!" thought I. I said get me the check toots. She did and received a 5 cent tip. You really cant go wrong at the moment with Goose Island.
terrwils (7) - Union, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable! Refreshing taste.
Aroma is "subtle", or not very pronounced.
Pours nicely. 2-3 finger cream head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice legs on the glass.
Taste is light, which is why I associate it with easy drink ability. This is an IPA that I would serve to a crowd.
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elbernays (39) - IRELAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: good head, cloudy brown ale. Aroma: sharp, acidic, hops, sightly citrus. taste: aroma is acidic but that sharpness is reduced in taste. Excellent hoppy flavour, smooth on the palate. Smooth, good looking and moreish.
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass, amber color with nice head and lacing, grassy hop aromas. Typical IPA taste not too hoppy not too malty nice balance. Kind of sad A.B. Inbev is linked to this company
tcane7 (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clean amber with one finger of light, fluffy, beige head and sea foam lace. Nose of pine, grass, caramel. Big malty flavor, some hints of citrus and grass as well as some fruit and candy, but mostly caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel, sweet up front and a slightly bitter finish.
mvp (89) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, orange, apricot aroma. Pours orange in color with a white head. Soft palate, no very carbonated with medium body.
rangerred (674) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep orange with a two finger fluffy white head. Amazing head retention and lacing. I am quite impressed.
Aroma of pine and dank with a touch of orange thrown in. There is definitely an "English" quality on the aroma as it leans more towards the earthier hops versus tropical fruit. A light touch of caramel and toffee sneaks in too.
Pine and orange on the taste with a little bit of toffee. Some floral notes and sweetness very reminiscent of the English style. Even some yeasty esters seem to make an appearance. A little biscuit in the background but the hops remain pretty far forward. Moderate bitterness and a moderately sticky finish.
Overall, a good interpretation of the style. Doesnít really stack up to the likes of Samuel Smith but for a widely available American beer, itís a nice job.
Jonb5 (241) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.
A: Golden, clear, large head, very good retention and lacing.
S: Hoppy citrus points to Cascade or similar hop being used also had notes of cork and farmyard.
T: Husk, grapefruit, pine, grain, apple. Bitterness came in at the finish along with a slight hint of molasses.
M: Light texture, well carbonated, crisp. Very easy to drink.
O: Had depth, balance and was very well crafted, they nailed this one.
fsbw21086 (292) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine, oranges, and lemons. The flavor is slightly bitter with some oranges, lemons, and tropical fruit notes. Aftertaste is bitter. Overall a nice session beer.