radioseer (297) - Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12 ounce bottle - shaker glass) Malt flavor is of a straw flavor like the macrobrews. Not alot of flavor. Medium carbonation. Not a good beer.
Haslinger (798) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes, pours a hazy copper with a frothy head, smells like sweet malt, taste is a caramel malt with slight hops bitterness in the finish, not great
thornecb (3964) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Candy corn and toffee aromas. Dry with sour candy corn upfront turning to stale ripened tropical fruit in the medium length finish.
DWestrick (383) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 6pack from trader joes. Decent ipa - mild nose with a little too much malt. Needs more hops
BucannonXC5 (663) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 21. Color was copper with lots of bubbles initially. About a finger of head. Bubbly white lacing on the top that stayed for a while. Some sporadic wet film on the sides.
Smelled of caramel malts. Syrupy, iced tea, rye.
Tasted pretty close the smell. Caramel, nuts, rye, syrupy. Just seemed really fake.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Syrupy, malty finish.
Never really got into this beer. I’d never try it again. Kind of reminded me of a homeless man’s Newcastle.
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a very unimpressive beer. I’d agree with another person when they say tastes more like a pale ale then an IPA. For an IPA I would expect at least some hoppy flavor, and I tried and I tried but there’s nothing there.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Medium amber in color with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready with caramel and earthy and fruity hops. More like a pale ale than an IPA from the aroma. The flavor too is on the malty side. Caramel and toast with indistinct fruits and earthy tones. Medium-bodied with a lack of hop resins and average carbonation. Definitely east coast style and then some. Somewhat tasty, but too high of a malt:hop ratio to be called an IPA.
dwm1034 (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from sherm1016....not sure original source but I suspect Phillie area....beer with an identity crisis...says its an IPA but taste says pale ale...maybe...definitely lacks the hoppy nose and taste of an IPA....it is roughly seven months old...bottled in April 11 so it may have just lost the oomph....not an even ’good’ IPA...sorry
Cybercat (2766) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is not particularly strong, and is more fruity and floral than hoppy. It pours a clear dark orange amber with a thick and fluffy ivory head. Flavor is fairly hoppy and woody with a sweet fruity overtone, almost no bitterness. Tastes more like a regular ale than an IPA. Smooth texture has firm body and a little bit of tingle. Fair to middlin’, but still worth a fair shake.
cbfobes (1935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, pours a murky brownish amber with hardly no head, aroma is of bitter hops and medicine, the flavor has a weird fruity front with a metallic finish with a touch of hops, really all over the place, pass.