NikkTwist (1604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milkboy Phila. Dark amber pour with a decent foamy beige head. Sharp red fruits. Rich raspberry/blackberry notes with a lot of strong black thistle notes. Honey pumpernickel flavors. Sweet, but reaching into the good stufffff.
nittanytide (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured brown/amber – fairly dark for an IPA. Faint floral and citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a bitter finish that lingers on the tongue.
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. The nose is pretty neutral, a bit old maybe. Some caramel, bread, summer fruits. The taste is of white pear, apple, mild citrus candy. Bready body. Soft carbonation. Middle of the road.
trapped (760) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Light amber color with off-white foamy head, hops aroma, high carbonation, hoppy taste with longish finish. It felkt a bit thin bodied and weak.
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber with a silky off white head, light visible carbonation, nice lacing coat. nose is full of grains and pine. taste is same with ample bitterness, slight menthol mintyness. solid body.
Westchesterco (912) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from s bottle it is aclear golden Ipa with a slight head. The aroma is of citrus. The taste is of sour pickles and the bitterness lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (3206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy nose. Vinous flavors with a hint of tropical fruit. Medium bodied, smooth light finish.
guzzler67 (1495) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bronze appearance with an average size beige head and modest lacing. Aroma of soft fruit, caramel and a dusting of floral hops. Flavors of citrusy, floral hops edge out sweet malts through to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From BMart. Pours a soft and slightly hazy orange amber and one finger of sudsy off white head. Nose is interesting, notes of candy-ish fruit and spicy citrus. Lots of sweet caramelly notes. Flavor is meh. Round and caramel sweetness upfront with a zesty and dry note.
flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle as a gift from Virginia:
Strong & sweet malt smell straight away. Biscuit & caramel next with citrus & a faint smell of alcohol, hardly any hops though.
Caramel brown with a 1cm, creamy looking head with great retention.
Sweet caramel and some light citrus with some malts. A few light fruits sitting in the background with a hint of orange and some pear. More hops than came through in the nose but I still wouldn’t class it as a particularly hoppy beer. Very nice though.
Medium bodied beer with a sweet beer that has lively carbonation and the beer is surprisingly smooth. There is some bitterness and the finish is somewhat dry with further sweetness as well.
Labelled as an American IPA but it seemed more pale ale to me. A few hops coming through but for the most part it was the sweet malts and caramel that dominated. The beer has perfect carbonation and was sweet throughout with a good balance and was one that I quite enjoyed.