LinusStick (2855) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer. I’m not a fan of these new hops that give that mango and tropical fruit flavor, but I liked this nonetheless. The aroma was fantastic. There was a nice citrus hop aroma that turned more into melon as it warmed. Pour was a nice dark orange with a white film for a head. Taste was very complex, juicy and delicious that changed as it warmed. Nice strong grapefruit rind and pine in the beginning. As it warmed, started bringing out juicy cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon juice. Liked it colder, but a nice transformation. Mild carbonation round the beer out. Very different
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky burnt-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is an intermingling of tea biscuit, citrus peels and a medley of tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor issues biscuity sweetness, tons of tropical fruit flavor and a moderate measure of rindy bitterness. Lengthy, fruity, bittersweet finish. This bottle was provided by growler!
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Rich orange pour with a white spotty head. Lots of rich sweet citrus hop in this. My kind of IPA - this is awesome.
Bengibbs6 (47) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light golden color- thin white head. Nice mild malt up front accentuated by a nice balanced hop bitterness halfway back on the tongue. Finishes with tangelo and a bit of pine. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sturmthis (453) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden color with white head. Grapefruit aroma. Lighter grapefruit taste, but still very good.
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Peach on nose, fruity peachy taste, quite bitter, bit too fizzy.
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Aroma is slightly sweet with moderate malt character of cracker and a hint of caramel. Moderate grapefruit and citrus with a medium light pine resin note. Hints of stone fruit. Pours a fairly cloudy, pale golden orange with a moderately sized, moderately thick slightly off white head with average retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with light cracker malt and lighter caramel notes. Moderate grapefruit with light citrus and stone fruit with hints of tropical fruit. Medium pine resin notes. Light alcohol spice in the finish with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice IPA with a moderate hop charger. Nice dry, light malt character but the hops can be fruitier and more prevalent.
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love me a Hoppin’ Frog, and this IPA keeps my faith. Cloudy, bright thick yellow colored ale with golden hues, this looks serious. Seriously serious. The head is bubbly and mostly bright white, and the nose is simple. Piney and slightly resinous with a touch of sweet malts, there’s just enough malt to support the hops (and entertainingly enough to make the malts fun without being heavy or pilsey). It’s soft in the mouth, and the hops totally own this. The finish is great. I love the hops in this. It’s mellow and mature, but delicious in hop presence. The finish issues great bitterness and flavor without requiring total submission. As serious as this is, this is so mellow that it’s sessionable. It’s a deadly combination.
RRistow12 (255) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with white head that lasts a while. Nice lacing present. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Taste is a nice clean fruity bitterness throughout. Good malt backbone. Orange, lemon, grapefruit and some floral notes. Very good IPA.
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glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of roasted, caramel, pine and orange, light dough for the yeast, with date and dried cherry in the background. Head is small to average in size, frothy/fizzy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a carbonation between soft and lively. I think I can say that this brewery knows how to make their IPAs.