jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is pine/some resin, 2nd light/medium malt. Taste is pine/some resin hops, 2nd light/medium malt-caramel.
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very lightly hazed medium gold with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma that is dominated by grapefruit along with perhaps a touch of caramel. The flavor begins with malt and caramel, but is quickly overrun by grapefruit that is both fruit and pith. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish. On the fuller side of medium bodied. Excellent IPA.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is pine, citrus, bread and malt with a nice smooth finish. This is a solid, well done IPA.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than expected. Pours cloudy orange with white head, decent lacing. Lots of citrus in the nose. Somewhat creamy palate, medium body, with lots of grapefruit, some pine, and finishing bitterness, very refreshing.
dyetube (1157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a rich copper color with a medium white head. The aromas are grapefruit, pine, bread. The mouthfeel is dry, citrucy and bitter with a light body and good carbonation. Cheers!
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Hazy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose offers rindy, pithy and resiny hops with suggestions of caramel and tropical fruit. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor mainly provides grapefruit accompanied by a sufficient measure of rindy, pithy bitterness with hints of caramel and tea biscuit. Finishes bittersweet and a touch grassy. My kind of IPA.
beernovice39 (3081) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear copper with a dense off white top. Scent is pine, caramel and citrus. Taste is citrus, bread and pine. Good
ansermadide (1466) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny that I just learned the story of the "manna" that sustained the jews for forty or so years in the desert. Some think it’s a food produced from a mysterious nuclear reactor-like energy source. Whatever it was behind it, the substance itself was actually an algae. Now, I’m thinking, "algae beer"? Not sure this is what the He’brew folks were thinking when they named this beer. I’m sure it rather has something to do with the divine sustaining powers of hops. Maybe. Anyway, this beer first seems to me to be an IPA with the sweetness of a dense, coppery amber ale loaded with crystal malts. Not all that impressive in appearance, being pale amber and cloudy with no head in my glass. But the aroma and flavor makes up for its lack of visual attraction. A great bouquest of spicy and earthy hops gracefully overpower the remaining sweetness. The beer has a bit of an up-front bitter bite to it that carries a tasty sweet, spicy bitterness slowly to the back of the mouth well after the beer’s made its way down the throat. A lingering, slightly floral bitterness persists in the finish, supported by a slight earthiness. A slightly soapy character pops its head up occasionally. Otherwise, this is a really nicely decorated, hop-oily treat from Schmaltz.
larryLSB (398) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber, new penny copper on the cloudy side, with medium white head. Nose was mostly of the malt, on the grainy side. Taste was balanced between the sweet and bitter, and left a bitter finish. Medium bodied, overall an enjoyable brew.
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a large white head. Aroma is of grain, caramel, earth, grass and citrus. Taste is of citrus, malt, caramel, grass.