drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually really enjoyed it. I’m not much of a lager fan but this was a totally different animal. Rich, malt, and sweet. It had a kick to it. I also enjoyed a pint of their Belgian Wit. That was also pretty damn good. But if you know me well, you know I had to talk something home. This is where the Ironbound Ale came in. I took a look at Beer Advocate for something that wasn’t to huge and I came up with buying a growler of this APA.
Ironbound Ale pours a cloudy orange color. A huge head is poured with great lacing and retention. Smell is really nice and clean. A nice hop kick. Not IPA huge but really nice for an APA. Citrus and floral aromas with a nice caramel malt background.
Bottom line is this is one of the best American Pale Ales I’ve ever had. Taste is fresh, crisp, and clean. Nice amount of caramel and toasted malt. Mixed in with the fresh citrus hops and you have a real winner here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, and goes down so easy
Leafs93 (1824) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and earthyness. Taste is sweet with light bitters on the finish. Refreshing.
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Newark. Pours clear orange/copper with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, floral and fragrant hops with cereal and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pours clear copper with thin off-white head; great lacing. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus fruits. Initial flavor is floral hops with a grapefruit finish. Citrus flavors make the beer very refreshing, but overall its nothing memorable.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear copper in color with a two-finger head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with some significant hops, mainly citrusy. The flavor has a caramel and pale malt base with citrusy and somewhat catty hops. Medium-light bodied with average carbonation. Well, they said, "You won’t be disappointed." in the description, but sorry guys... Maybe it was a bad keg or something.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear copper with a nice white head and lots of lace. Aroma is very clean, American hops, a little caramel and some floral notes. This has the perfect amount of hops. It’s crisp and refreshing with some sweet malts and citrus.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hopy finish with citrus in the aftertaste.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap poured amber with white head. Aroma of slight grass and minor pine. Flavor was bitter with a bit of fruit rind. Body was medium with a dry finish. Good session style beer
Beerman6686 (5087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a lighter orange to amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of lightly toasted malts, some caramel and a good amount odf bittering and citrus hops. Flavor was a nice blance off caramel sweetness and citrusy medium bitter hops. OK.
blipp (6663) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Citric hoppy aroma with some sweet malty notes. The flavor has citric and floral hops with lightly sweet malty notes. Pretty good.