tgncc (2499) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 At the Atlantic City Beer Fest. The aroma is floral, citrus, sweet. The appearance is hazy, yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is hoppy, sweet, musty, sweatsock. Medium in body. The finish is floral and citrus hops. Good.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle labeled as Hop Mania #4 pours up clear amber with copper hues and off white head. The aroma offers up some stunted pine hops, earthy citrus fruit peel and then it rolls into a bit of boozy heat and dark fruity esteriness at the end of the draw. The taste starts somewhat hop neutral and a little malty for a moment and then it picks up muted blunted pine hops. To midway the pine hops move into resiny notes just as orange and lime peel and slivers of sweet malt are noticed. It stays tart with citrus hops as well as pine hops into the after taste. The level of bitterness is pleasing in this one.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
3/1/12. tap at pap.
Dark.coppery. creamy ow head.
A is resin,caramel,lots of sweet crystal malt,bs,hoppy candies. Pineapple/tropical fruit. Woody,wet.
F is unnecsssarily sweet and syrupy, harshly so.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 3/23/2012. This IPA pours a medium amber color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and herbal, caramel and sweet. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice dry hopped aroma. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light caramel pour with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy hops with some citrus. Taste is a nice malt bacbone with a blanced ho flavor. Very refreshing. Very nice lacing.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper / amber with a rocky off-white head. The aroma has caramel malt that’s fairly rich and is balanced by hop notes of pine, grass, tropical fruit and nectarines - nice. Medium resiny body with fairly gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dry crackery malt, caramel, very piny/woody hops and some fruitiness. The finish has a bunch of grapefruit zest. Nice IPA.
VertBaconStrips (1951) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just happens that I’m in the mood for an IPA. Dumped into glass in a hurry. Medium amber beer with a light tan tiny bubbled of mild thickness. Very familiar IPA aroma of semi sweet caramel, lemon lime, tropical thickness, bright orange, maybe some grapefruit, good citrus and a nice sweetness. The taste is pretty good and down the line with what I like to drink in mass quantity but it’s not all that special. More of the same from the smell in the flavour with a more malty centerpiece, very good citrus with faint spice that gives this an extra added quality, weak weak pine, solid bitterness. I like. Drinkable quickly and easily. I like it but it’s nothing special - just good with all that j want in an IPA. Creamy for an IPA with a long bitter finish and malts and last drop gone.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big pine, citrus and resin hops. Faint bready malts. The taste is big citrus and herbal hops, pale malts and a bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied. Good.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bitter resin hops with some earthiness and faint toasted malts. The taste is bitter resin and herbal hops, toasted malts, butter, caramel and a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Clear caramel color with an off-white head. Nice bitter and smooth malt flavor. Long bitter piney after taste.
pintbypint (2275) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Clear golden pour, very frothy and creamy cap with a nice two finger thickness, good retention, creamy lace. Nose is hoppy with pine and assorted citrus, some malt sweetness behind. Taste - grapefruity hops, faint fruits, a bit of white wine character, light on malts but a bit of caramel in there. Finishes with various citrus peels, white grape, grass. Moderate bitterness, aftertase has aforementioned hop notes. Medium boided, soft carbonation. Overall a decent IPA that I would not mind drinking again.