nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Fresh 6 pack purchased from Kroger in Danville.
Glass:Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance:Clear gold pour with a finger of soapy white head that quickly dissipates into a scum on the top.
Aroma:Aroma is mainly very fresh, spicy hops. A faint hint of flowers and a bready nose are present.
Flavor:Up front is very spicy. This fades into a lingering bitterness and some bready malt.
Palate:Medium/light body with solid carbonation.
Overall:This is excellent fresh. I can imagine that once this fades, it would probably not be any good, but this sixer was a week old!
elbernays (14) - 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 (21) - 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 (819) - 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 (87) - 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 (663) - 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. Doesn’t really stack up to the likes of Samuel Smith but for a widely available American beer, it’s 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 (291) - 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.
SlovakSniper (2123) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cette bouteille née le 2/2/2013 contient un liquide doré qui fabrique un simple anneau de mousse. Le nez est agréable et facile avec ses notes d’épinette et de fleurs qui se posent sur de légères notes de malts caramélisés. Un goût qui se colle aux arômes. Des houblons et des malts qui vont dans la même direction. Rien de trop amer et rien de trop sucré. J’ai devant moi une IPA construite pour plaire à tous. La bouche est de moyenne densité. Son corps est huileux et les bulles sont bien capables de nettoyer mon palais. La finale est majoritairement florale, légèrement résineuse, peu intense et assez courte. Classique, bonne et bien faite.
leo2x4us (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is clear copper with medium head. Taste is of light grapefruit with medium malt.
bbcd (92) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 bubbly amber, white head. not a particularly interesting or distinct aroma: citrus, caramel, cereal. medium bitter. medium-light body, thin feel. nothing notable about it. disappointing.