BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, pine and citrus hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 22oz bottle 12/10/11 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Shaker-Pours a clear medium amber iwth a two finger off white head. Aroma of hops, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit more malt and caramel. This medium bodied brew is not bad.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle–pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is tea, pineapple, some light/medium malt. Taste is tea/pineapple/metallic hops, secondary light malt.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, grainy, and hops. Flavor is caramel, lots of bitter hops that lean toward piney, earthy and a little rough around the edges.
HonkeyBra (2883) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-pink pour with minimal off-white film of a head. Aroma of pine dust and cereal grains. A few touches of caramel. Flavor is bitter. Just a non descriptor bitterness and no real interesting hop flavors.
The only detectable malt comes in the form of a cereal twinge. Body is toward the lighter side. It’s hard to call this an IPA. It’s almost certainly a hopped up amber in which the hops come off as more astringent than anything. Making the hops less astringent and more flavorful would improve this beer significantly. In its present form, I could have done without it.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2011
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
nice citrusy -with a touch of pine -american hop aroma. flavor is harsh and lacks malt backbone. maybe water too hard for style.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Subtle aromas of warm medium-roast mash and caramel. Medium-bodied with middling carbonation. The flavor offers a nice grapefruit rind and pith bite, but not much else. Crisp, moderately bitter, dry finish.
bnoel09 (401) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a Hoppy Brewing shaker glass. Color is sort of a light copper/deep amber with a tan head. Aroma is a lot of sweet cereal and caramel notes from the malts, as well as some floral hops. Palate is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly resinous hops but is partially balanced by some sweet malty notes in the background. Overall this is a nice take on the traditional IPA.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, bubbly, but thin white head that leaves just a trace of lacing. Aroma has a touch of spruce with some back end black pepper. Flavor has a nice solid bitterness to it with some grapefruit notes and a hint of spice - grains of paradise if I have to pin it down. some nuttiness in the back end. Mouthfeel is just thick enough. Decent and a good price - $3.99 for a bomber.