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.
kramer (4562) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a nice foamy off-white head that had excellent retention. The nose is the hops are nice and citrusy on the nose, but there’s also a ton of crystal malt sweetness under the hops. Same with the flavor, the hops are decent enough, with a fairly aggressive bitterness, but the malt is just all bad for me. Lots of residual sugars and iced tea like crystal malt. Tastes like liquid brown sugar on the finish.edium bodied and clingy on the finish. Not my style of IPA.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really nice IPA. Feels lighter than it really is. A nice lingering bitterness. Pine and bread.
KChristie87 (12) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Southern Boss’s younger brother. Another great IPA. Looks the same as Southern Boss with an almost same taste. Amber brownish color. Great IPA smell.
NikkTwist (1339) - 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 (220) - 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 (3775) - 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 (558) - 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 (1408) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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 (769) - 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 (2600) - 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.