bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After pouring this dark golden IPA into my merlot glass to observe its interesting features, I noted the strong aroma of a grapefruit type of hops and swirling unique malt characters I noted later in the taste. The first taste was a vocabulary lesson in hops and as I slowly tasted more of it, the spicy taste seemed to change its personality to illicit more fruity esters which I would usually attribute to heavier double IPA names.
Like a circus bear riding a small bicycle, the Massive IPA packed a large taste that did various tricks as its slowly warmed up in my glass. I was impressed with its volume and weight as I thought it paired well with sharp cheddar cheese and would make a good beer to tailgate with in the company of good friends.
GiveMeIPA (4) - Islip, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Medium to light body. I want so much to support my local brewery but I’m just not crazy about it. Malty and bitter but not in a way that’s pleasing to me. Lacks flavor. Drinkable but not a go-to for me.
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big pine forest and good bit of citrus orange. somewhat floral with a lingering bitter finish. caustic fuller mouthfeel that is nicely sudsy.
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared by JohnGonk. Pours a clear golden color with a finger of frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruit, caramel malt, green onions, and pine. Taste of bitter citrus skins, green onions, grass, pine, and caramel malt.
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium golden-orange colored body, medium sized white head, light lacing. Orange, pine, light pale malt, and a bit floral. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitterness.
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Pours a nice bronze color with a hoppy backbone taste. Very good and flavorful. Fruity bouquet iPa
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ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a fluffy, off white head that lasts and laces. Smells of pine and resin. Drinks smoothly with moderate lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of pine with nicely balanced malty noteals. Finishes with lingering floral hop notes. Tasty.
jflopsu (440) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very unique IPA. Pours a clear copper. Has a mix of a barley wine and IPA with dark fruits and hops. Taste starts with citrus hops, turns to dark fruit, caramel, and malt, and finishes with an average bitter hop aftertaste.
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stags head. very clear copper pour. light nose of citrus hops. tastes of orange rind, pine, malt, and caramel. thin and light bodied. tasty but unsubstantial
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of orange candy, malt, resin, dried grapefruit and pine. Medium body.
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, copper/amber pour, sweet malty and chemical aroma. slight chemical/metallac flavor, sweet maltiness, orange zest. Pledge. OK