keepersj12 (2839) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light summer beer. Pours a pretty reddish Amber with a thin head. Not a lot of aroma, mostly malt and caramel. The taste is malty sweet with a nice bitter balance. A bit thin but overall, decent.
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ben4321 (4433) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 3/20/15
Aroma: The nose is grainy malts, heavy spice/rye, toffee, and some light hop notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a thick, frothy beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: Taste-wise, it is strongly spiced, light sweet, with a pronounced bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, fairly easy drinking, with an average-plus carbonation
I wasn’t totally in to this one. Something about it just doesn’t quite work. The combo of the rye/spice with the poorly played bitterness just feels like a miss overall.
aumentm (202) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hoppy IPA and buggy from the Lanc. Good brewery and nice kick in the pants.
jrodooo5 (1150) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty pour but harsh taste! Love the amber pour w/ a retaining tan head that leaves very good lacing. The aroma has a fair amount of malt & hop. The taste is strictly bitterness w/ out anything else to balance it which makes it a bit rough on the palate. Not very good!
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/30/2014. On tap at the brewery. Dark amber with a white head. Malt, caramel, bitter hops. Good easy to drink beer without much complexity.
Darkmagus82 (1928) - - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-14-14-
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours deep amber/copper color with a small head of a pure white foam. The head initially fades very fast, but leaves a very persistent film on the surface of the brew. Once that film head fades, there is only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice blend of malty, sweet and hoppy smells. The malty aromas are of a bready and somewhat grainy smell with the sweet being a mix of caramel and some tropical fruits of tangerine and mango. A grapefruit and lightly grassy hop smell make up the bulk of the hoppy aromas and with all the rest of the smells it produces one fine smelling brew.
Taste – The taste begins with a fantastic bready and sweeter flavor. The bready has just a hint of a more grainy and wheaty taste upfront, with it actually bordering more on a doughy taste. This doughiness fades however, and more and more rough grainy and cracker tastes take the place of the smooth bread. The sweetness that is upfront and consists mainly of a sweeter caramel and tropical fruit nature and melds very nicely with the doughy flavors. The caramel fades as the taste advances but the tropical fruits remain relatively constant. While very light upfront, hop flavors of a mainly grapefruit nature come to the tongue. The grapefruit create the bulk of the hop flavors in the taste with that flavor later being joined by a grassy and earthy hop flavor at the very end. The newly encountered hop flavors seem to battle the tropical fruit and grainy flavors of the beer a bit though, leaving a somewhat off (but not too off) bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to just below average side. Both the average body and carbonation level are good for the mix of sweet, malt and hop flavors of the brew and make it easy drinking, but well flavor supported taste.
Overall – If it wasn’t for the slight imbalance at the end of the taste, then this would be one super-solid moderate abv. hopped brew. Overall it is rather nice and quite drinkable.
hfmejias (923) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a bit hazy, copper in color, nice off white head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, with some caramel notes. Taste is sweet and malty, some rye. Not as hoppy as I was hoping for, but quite decent.
strongpieman (1572) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Overall nice flavorful amber ale. Clear, avg white head. Medium body and finish.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one poured a light amber color with an off white head. Aroma was of grass and butter. Flavor similar, some bitterness, but unclean and diacytle.
EithCubes (5180) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is heavy rye, slightly sweet, some citrus, very toasty malt with warm bread overtones, touch of candy in the finish (as in certain British Bitters), somewhat jammy hops. Pours is amber leaning to copper with a dense and rocky tan head. Light body with medium-strong bitterness, a little rubbery and tough, with gritty resin and dark scorched pump crusts. Caramel with a touch of cardboard. Crisp with a little weight, hops are wooden with citrus but not explosive; strong soapy-cleansing feel makes this a good companion to many foods, though I think I’d like if it had decided on one direction or the other instead of splitting its aim.