nj_BierMaven (109) - 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 I’ll buy it again, problem is it just isn’t 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.
Barnoloid (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample. A fairly standard IPA - heavy floral notes with a little caramel/bready malt sweetness. Not one I would go back to again and again but will do in a pinch.
osu97gp (657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium sized dense off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel and light fruit. Flavor of caramel, initial light hoppy bitterness that gets stronger in the finish.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"a decent hop nose, farely lively and balanced, but the flavor doesn’t quite stack up. slightly fruity and a touch floral, but to me a below average ipa."
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average IPA. On tap at Bocktown Monaca. Aroma was weak. Stale beer with a little caramel. Pour was a medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very mild. Great beer to eat with lunch. Very mild flavor but refreshing. Caramel and sticky pine. Very light, though, and the carbonation washes away any flavor after the swallow. Mild carbonation.
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at church publick. Pours a dark amber brown color with a nice head. Hoppy grassy taste but not overpowering like a west coast iPa
tderoeck (4879) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/VII/14 - 12 Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: III/26/14 (2014-698) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!
Clear bright orange beer, small creamy yellowish head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, some caramel, canned peaches in syrup, sugary, sweet malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, sweet malts, caramel, pretty bitter, hoppy, alcohol, some exotic fruits, passion, mango, grapefruit. Aftertaste: lots of pineapple, some alcohol, sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, but very fruity in general, melons and sweet malts, caramel.
downender (6379) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber, with no head and slight carbonation. Big, citrus hop aroma. Flavour was dominated by resin, with some orange sweetness and a dryish, grapefruit, finish. A good IPA.
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle picked up at Liquid Planet in Missoula
Pours cloudy orange/golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is dusty caramel and floral. Taste is dusty, caramel, sweet malts with some floral hops
Ok, but I wouldn’t search this one out.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Keg ][ 5oz ][ Lakefront ][ $1.50 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 8.18.14 ]
>> Had a nasty stale bottle of this at a wedding reception. Thankfully had a fresher example the next day at the brewery. Clear amber pour, fresher than bottle. Good lace. Stickier, piney, East Coast resin and nutty amber IPA style. Heavy in the stomach type of body. Nose is juicy orange. Taste i very bitter, dense. Outdated IPA approach.
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Decent IPA that ticks all the boxes. Smells good and tastes good.