ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, dark caramel color with huge off white head and lots of intricate lacing.
Aroma of floral hops and spruce.
Strong malt flavors at first, followed by shift to fruity apple and pear hops before finishing with a smoky wood flavor.
Palate is full but not sticky.
Overall a very deliciously complex IPA.
Voodoo (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a root beer color with a thin head. Malty with a touch of citrus in the nose. An English style IPA with a more pronounced hop taste in the finish. Very clean, not overly citrusy, very true to the style without going out of balance. Quite a nice IPA without excesses of anything.
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, King of Prussia, PA. Reddish copper with a rim of translucent head; malty aroma with some orange fruit; oily in the mouth, with a small dose of resinous hops, and lots of obvious alcohol; before a warming finish with a dry, toasty aftertaste.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Simon and Shannon. Copper color. Very bready. Touch of caramel. Flavor is toast and bread. Just a touch of hops.
Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at my Uncles house, PA - 20/05/12.
Pours an amber colour with a medium white head.
Malts and grain on the nose with a whiff of booze.
Sweet malt taste, bready, some citrus fruits and hops.
Medium body, limited carbonation, a little watery.
sharkbcr (86) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid IPA. Good head and gold / copper color. Above average citrus hop taste but ultimately wished I had went with the Boss Hog!
alobar (2506) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a copper color with a white soapy head. Aroma of floral hops, some grapefruit, and a touch of caramel. Citrus flavor with caramel and a hop ending. Good flavor on this one.
jrodooo5 (682) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a subtle sense of some floral hops in the aroma. The pour is a deep amber with a white head that fades into lacing. The taste is crisp and very smooth for an IPA. There’s a hop presence throughout but it finishes clean and refreshing. I’m quite surprised that this beer is nearly 8%. I find it very drinkable and quite enjoyable!
espeece23 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The name should be changed on this one. Is an alright drinker, but not what I was expecting. Does not taste like other beers with the word hop in the name!
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 This was apart of a barn shaped case I couldn’t resist. Poured a bright amber color, off-white head. Not much on aroma, grain and some hops. Taste was better, little hoppy with citrus and pine notes. Maybe not a fair comparison but I expected something with more "punch"? Somewhat subdued compared to most IPA’s IMHO.