Foxbush (1215) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my first unfiltered IPA. It poured with a frothy head that filled the glass. The lacing ran up and down the glass. The ale lacked some body and the bitter taste of the hops was balanced and smooth through the finish. It is an interesting ale to tatse and compare but not one that I would keep in my refrigerator.
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Murky glowing orange, thin lacy off-white head. On the heavier side of medium bodied, quite a nice session IPA. Lots of citrus..grapefruit, orange, lemon..maybe a touch of ginger in the finish. Mellow but lots of fresh, assertive, hop character. A solid East Coast IPA.
bth122 (1139) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into glass. Poured a very light golden color, cloudy (unfiltered as advertised). Head dissipated fairly quick. Light sweetness for an IPA. Tasted more raw- prob b/c of the unfiltered. Light body, thin. Abrupt finish; Reminds me like one of my old homebrews. This a low hoppyness/bitterness IPA. One of the more sweeter than bitter IPAs I’ve had.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy orange with a medium white head, leaving spotty lacing. Flat, doughy aroma with some citrusy hop scents . Flavour of citrus hops and not much else. Sub par IPA.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: snifter. pours a clear mostly yellow color with a orange hue. yellowish-white head with a low retention rate and light lacing.
S: weird aroma, almost smells like epoxy...seriously. mild sweet malt aromas, with a nice tangy hop smell taking over.
T: very mild flavor. it tastes like the hop flavors have been dropped out, could be an old bottle, but there are no date on the bottle. mild malt flavor with an equally mild hop flavor...tastes like a hoppy kolsch.
M: low body with a moderate carbonation level. smooth and crisp, but seems watery.
D: I think that this was an old bottle, based on other reviews. But I could be wrong(it was acquired in a recent trade). I could drink several of these, even with the off flavors.
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle Poured a great looking hazy, orange amber hue with a white head. Aroma had a nice pine presence to it but had strong caramel malt notes. Flavor needed a little more of a hop bite to it. The malts were mainly caramel and really nothing special. Finish was crisp, but the body was light.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden small white head.... not a ton of aroma, some citrus hops... citrus hops up front, thin body, somewhat creamy body... decent,
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:The mild aroma on this one is sweet and fruity, with a little grapefruit. Some hoppyness, but not as much as I expect from an IPA.
Appearance:Pale gold in color, very clear. Medium lacing, poor to medium head retention.
Taste:The first taste of this gave me a nice strong hop bite, with apricots in the background. On subsequent tastes, some astringency rears up. Throughout the whole beer, there’s a pleasant sweetness with mild peach and apricot flavors.
Palate:There’s an astringent bite to this beer that burns the back of my throat a little bit. Carbonation is good.
Overall:I like this IPA, but it’s got some minor flaws that prevent it from being really great.
bootjrbeer (3) - New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad for an everyday I.P.A. The aroma wasn’t as good as i expected, but nice. The brewery is close to my home town so the freshness was a plus. Tried the original IPA and liked this one more. Most disappointing part of the brew was its lack of palate stimulation. Enjoyable nonetheless.
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) This is a mild IPA. None of the bite or bitterness. Pours a bight hazy yellow with ample white head. Clean hoppy taste. A good session beer for warm weather. The price point is perfect to have on hand all summer.