mrhopsbeertalk (215) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid XMas IPA probably just a bit past it’s prime for this tasting. Very mild aroma. Clean crisp and bitter with only soft hop flavors and slightly nutty malt notes in the mix. This reminds me a little of Port’s High Tide but with amped up malt flavors from something like Marris Otter or Victory.
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden brown on tap with thin off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of resinous pine and big caramel malt. Taste follows, clean lasting bitterness. Booze is moderate, burns on the way down, but not crazy. Decent.
agl108 (908) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured amber with few splotches of lace. Big malty body with pine, grapefruit rinds, and some candi sugar. Tongue stripping finish.
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a nice little zippy IPA with lots of hop punch and a well rounded finish.
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On the cold weather Pgh tour of winter 2015 spring at bocktown robinson, part 2. Clear pale yellow. Some orange in there. Has a mild hint of that contemporary BO thing. Nice lacing tho. No co2 detectable. Taste is what else? IPA mouth coating pine ar thang. Not impressed. Mouth coating, terribly on style.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/26/14. On tap at RIBCO. Orange pour with a nice khaki head, great lacing. Mild aroma, some citrus and pine, perfumey, a bit malty. Good flavor, citrus and pine, caramel, a bit malty, a little chalky. Not bad.
skmikeg (1325) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet malts, caramel, grass hops, winter spices, and toasted bready malts. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, tasty and complex winter dipa.
nimbleprop (5900) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10oz pour at Wingcraft in Atlantic City pours a hazy amber with some lacing white head. Nose has a lot of citrus pith, grapefruit pulp, piney, a little metallic. Flavor is pithy grapefruit and blood orange, pine, soap, some spruce. Bitter finish.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Bright orange colored pour with a dense soapy head on top. Citrus, pine needles, resin and toffee in the nose. Pine sap, spruce, caramel, sweet oranges and mild alcohol in the taste. High levels of bitterness linger into the finish and come across as harsh at times. Sticky mouthfeel. A nice brew.
tcon25 (260) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Mammoth. Dark copper pour. Hops and spice aroma. Solid IPA flavor with a well balanced hop taste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a reddish color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart with leafy fruity hops, citrus, pine and an underlying maltiness. The flavor was tangy and sweet pine, leafy hops and honey. It turned dry on the middle with some pepper coming out. Long piney finish with a boozy presence that grows. Moderately full bodied. Solid.