beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. 6.3% ABV. Hazy golden pour with a fluffy white top. Scent is citrus and grainy. Taste is citrus with a piney bitter finish.
Drjohnrock (288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler at the brewpub. Nice hoppy/grapefruit/malt aroma, small white head that slowly left with good lacing, clear golden hue, light body, satisfactory hoppy taste with fair malt balance. Tasted on July 8, 2012.
DConMan (113) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Hilton Head Brewing Co in Hilton Head Island, SC for $5. Tapped from the non-labeled silver tap handle into a 16oz Pint Glass.
Aroma- American hops are first to hit the nose and then has a very sweet and malty background. An average IPA aroma is found here.
Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies very quickly. Has a clear, golden body with some copper included. Leaves good lacing behind.
Flavor- A faint dry hopped flavor is the first thing I notice. Malts are stronger than the hops coming in very sweet. Light-Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, sweet, and tons of wheat on the finish... Not sure I can appreciate this. Watered down as well.
Overall Impression- The aroma and appearance are well done but then the American IPA taste and mouthfeel just isn’t there. You can be cheap on the crystal malts while brewing the beer but not the hops when it comes to this style... Definitely reminds me of Schlafly’s Yakima Wheat which isn’t close to the style.
smoosh (529) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma has hops, but fairly indistinguishable hops. The appearance is nice - copper colored with a fluffy white head. The flavor is of more indistinguishable hops ... grassy? It also lacks the malt to balance it. Not a fan ...
unclemattie (3710) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewery. Hazy amber. Aroma of puffed wheat. Tastes is fruity breakfast cereal. Well hopped. (3292)
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 28, 2010
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, nice dose of citrus hops, light floral, plenty of balancing bitterness leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fluffy off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine, some apricot, bread, grapefruit. Medium body, some chewiness.
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught. Well, this is remarkably like the amber ale, just with more grapefruit. This is a very amber colored IPA with emphasis on the malts which have flavors akin to biscuits, caramel. I get a bit of tart grapefruit flavor, but nothing which is defined or remarkable. This is not a memorable IPA at all, but is inoffensive.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is faint citrus hops, medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-some bitterness, medium malt. Evenly balanced. Comes across as a PA/mild APA. Mild carbonation.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating 1052. Had on tap at the brewery in Hilton Head Island South Carolina. Clear with no head. Flat no rim little carbonation. Nose is faint with some malts and sour hops. Not bitter really almost rancid in the taste. Seawater soappy hoppy, kind of. I really hope that I just got a bad sample of this. As it warmed more hops, definately cascade came out but really this is just a bad beer. I actually think that it fits more of a American Strong Ale but needs to be worked on to be anything better.