Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/2/13. Bottle. Pours golden-amber with a very small white head. Aroma is excellent; great aromatics, floral, fruity, citrus,, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is also very nice; citrus, fruity, caramel, bitter lemon rind, pine, maybe some juniper. Well balanced; very drinkable. Nice lacing. Wet, clean mouth feel. This beer is great for all that it is and it truly excels in its availability. This is a high quality IPA that is always available. That is awesome.
Mastelefish (88) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Copper-amber hue with a thinner white head. Full of pine an citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is lively, but much thicker for an IPA. Malt presence is shown more in feel than smell and taste. Pretty bitter.
rlgk (10854) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fresh citrus and peach aroma, grassy, passion fruit, hay, some biscuits. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, peach, some mango. Rather refreshing.
audrey5432 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma, but bitter taste. Perhaps it is the citrus peel, it is a bit much. Would go well with thick steak smothered in mushrooms.
weihenweizen (1746) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sharkys. Pours hazy deep golden. Nice herbal hop aroma and well carbonated. Taste is grapefruit, some pine, and bitter finish. Pretty good IPA.
NoDirection (16) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, but not great of a common IPA. I'd get it again if Dogfish Head or other better IPAs are available.
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Beese (1837) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a deep golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of tinned fruit, grapefruits and honey. Syrupy flavours, with citrus hop bitterness and dry grain. Finish was chewy malt, grassy hop and cereal.
Ktwse (2017) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear to cloudy copper with low white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, mango, ripe peach, resin, and some funky fruit, can't decide between seabuckthorn and gooseberry. Taste is fruit sweet and balanced bitter with lingering bitter finish, somewhat reduced by too much carbonation. Light, smooth body otherwise.
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great IPA! Pours a light color for an IPA. Grapefruit nose and a smooth crisp finish. A great IPA.
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Bright orange coloured pour with a fleeting loose white head. Aroma is resin orange, berry. Flavour is orange resin light caramel malts, light pine. Palate is semi sweet, medium sticky hop. Solid IPA.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-2-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a big billowy white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to give a fair level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is largely of a caramel smell with a light bready aroma mixed within. The hop smell is almost entirely of a grapefruit and lemon citrus, although some light notes of a grassy smell are present as well.
Taste – The taste begins with the sweet caramel and bread, as was detected in the nose. The hops start coming in quickly with a good dose of grapefruit hop tastes which bitter the flavor some. Soon some pine and herbal hops then enter the taste profile. These mingle rather well with the citrus and sweet malt flavors and in the end, level a nice hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being rather average. The creaminess is good for the hop flavors, while the carbonation level makes it more refreshing.
Overall – Even at 7.25 % abv it is very easy to drink with rather smooth flavor transitions. A easy drinking stronger IPA.