cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber with a lasting thick head. The aroma and flavor are strongly of citrusy, fruity hops with malt in the background. The mouthfeel is full, without being too sweet. I must announce here that I have a bit of a problem with the American IPA. Too often they taste quite the same. There is nothing wrong with this beer, and I will rate it highly as it is delicious. But... it does not stand out from the crowd of hoppy, citrusy IPA’s. Lots of aroma and flavor hops, not enough bittering hops in my opinion. Again, I like this, and it will take it’s place among the increasingly crowded company of heavily aroma hopped American IPA’s.
Delicious and recommended.
Eberndt (180) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty aroma and a golden hazy pour with little head. Lots of malt flavor for an IPA and it has a sweet caramel malt finish. Not what I expected but good nevertheless.
Zymurgeist2 (1030) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bar in PHL. Moderate high citrus aroma. Clear am er with moderate ivory head. Taste is citrus and solid malt background. Sweetness prevails.
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice orange amber color with a one finger orange tinted head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is sweet of tropical fruits of tangerine and mango with other fruit aromas of a light apple and some other sweeter notes of caramel. Mixed with these sweeter aromas is a citrus hop aroma of a grapefruit as well as light lemon smell and some breadier aromas.
Taste – The taste starts out with a bready and malty flavor with flavors of a light fruit flavor. The fruit was largely of an orange and pear flavor upfront with some lighter fruit flavors of apricot. As the flavor advances hop flavors of a grapefruit nature greet the tongue. The grapefruit remains relatively constant throughout and is joined by some more hop flavors. The hop flavors that come at the end are of a sour lemon flavor as well as some lighter herbal flavors. At the end the mix of fruit, citrus, bready and hop flavors leaves a lightly bitter sour flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is fairly average overall. Not the best feel for the style in my opinion as it is slightly too light to accentuate the relatively moderate hoppier flavors, although even with this being so, it was OK for the more sour lemon flavors of the beer, keeping them from becoming too overpowering.
Overall –Nothing too special here. The beer was not quite hoppy enough and had a little too much sourness.
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An IPA that is past its prime. Not much if anything on the nose. Some lemon? Golden pour from draft, good bit of biscuity malt, with a bit of hop at the end. Wet pine?
Carlisle (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice balance. Sweet, malty finish.
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klk343 (60) - - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A darker copper color. A flowery scent. More malt than hops. A smooth texture. Some caramel and coffee flavors.
edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, malt and toffee. Taste is malty and citrus.
oOJUXEOo (290) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Beer Camp. Decent cites hop aroma, sneaky 7% ABV. Not over hopped and somewhat balanced hop/malt. Not bad at all.
Maverick34 (2268) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear is orange. Whire head. Malty piney hops. Pretty drinkable IPA. Decent. ...
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It has a straight up amber body with a tall just off white head. It’s head fades quickly to just a thin wispy layer and lacing is minimal.
Smell: The aroma has a sweet honey and bread like grain character with a touch of candy like sweetness and hint of orange blossom.
Taste / Palate: It’s flavor leans more on the sweet malty side and it matches the aroma note for note. As an IPA this is way out of character. To me it feels more like a nice easy drinking pale ale.