nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Competition is tough in the microbrewery IPA space, and despite good bitterness, nice malt backbone and good balance, this one is missing the aromatic "pop" and lacks any singular outstanding, memorable hop characteristic. Sure Iíll buy it again, problem is it just isnít memorable enough for me to tell my IPA loving friends" Hey you gotta try this one." Really good, but not great, and I had high expectations.
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just way to harsh and bitter. No balance whatsoever. Taste is so astringent that I've poured 4 of the 6 out.
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy golden orange. With thin white head. Smell is citrus pine and hops. Taste is earthy hops citrus, pine and grass. Light body, medium carb.
chinchill (2982) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in pint glass.
A - hazy amber; white head with good retention. Small amount of sediment eventually settled on bottom of the glass.
S - fresh hops! citrus
T - good hop hit followed by a substantial malt balance. Clean. Perhaps deserving of a 5.
M - medium body with good carbonation
Aroma indicates very hop heavy brew but taste is far more balanced -- great aroma-flavor interplay. Fine aftertaste.
Highly recommended for hop heads
jmolle (10) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a white head that leaves soft lace on your glass. Hops dominate the aroma, with a hint of citrus and floral. The hops are not overbearing on this IPA. The beer is well balanced with a full body and smooth malty flavor. It finishes smooth with the taste of grapefruit.
N3lson1 (482) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Smells hoppy likeaan IPA. Tastes hoppy as an IPA, an ehhh basic IPA
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gift from a neighbor, poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is clear amber with a inch foam head. Aroma is fruit and grain. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, clean malt flavors and good hops. Palate is creamy and medium body. Nice beer overall, definitely a nice gift!
northropfrye (2763) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange body foamy white head, nice lacing. Resin and citrus in the aroma. Taste is sweet, a touch of belgian candy (just a touch), not crazy bitter but overall a decent IPA.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase beer and wine. Nice inviting orange body with puffy white head. Nose is caramel, hoppy, fruits, malt and citrus. Taste is lots of hops and some cactus bursts. Quite nice.
ordybill (655) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Biergarten in Charleston, SC.
Aroma- Hops and fruit, great blend.
Appearance- A hazy orange amber with a medium sized white head.
Taste- A really nice IPA flavor mix of hops, malt and fruit.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, I really like the smooth finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer, I never heard of this beer before i ordered it. I will drink it again.
tillmac62 (419) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 1/27/15. Slightly hazy medium amber pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of pine and citrus hops over a light biscuit.
Light medium body that is rather smooth. Slightly above normal carbonation with a decent middle effervescence and a nice finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, a bit complex and expertly balanced. It begins with a blend of citrus and pine hop flavor, that has a slight grapefruit rind quality. As the middle approaches, a slight orange note appears along with a soft biscuit sweetness. The middle produces a mild bitterness underneath the dominant hop flavors. The finish is a slow fade of grapefruit rind flavor and bitterness.