adamlangolf (21) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the most underrated IPA on the market. I buy, sell and try beer every week. I just had a IPA tasting at my house with 11 IPA’s last night and this one came in 3rd place overall. I placed it in 2nd with Founders Harvest at #1 and Bell’s Two Hearted at # 3. The tasting included Harvest Ale, Two Hearted, MA IPA, Lakefront, Victory, Stone, Boulder Beer, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes and Barley Island. Message me for the full results of our Hop Off!
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange/rust color, white head, somewhat lasting. aroma is of strong sweet pine and light citrus. malts are fairly subdued being lightly doughy. flavor is heavy on pine, quite bitter, malts again are subdued. this rivals fresh avery hog heaven for the pine quality. this beer assaults your palate with layer after delicious layer of pine. it’s maybe a bit one dimensional in that aspect, but i think it’s fantastic. I must have a very fresh bottle. I can see this dropping from what I’ve rated it to a 3.2 with a couple or more months on the shelf. get it while it’s fresh and it’s quite a treat.
GoldenVoice (2) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I smelled this beer, I thought, "Wow, this really smells like grapefruit." Then, when I tasted it, I thought, "WOW! This REALLY tastes like grapefruit." The thing is, I hate grapefruit, but really enjoyed this beer. There’s a sweetness in that really evens it out - kind of like putting sugar on a grapefruit. Mad Anthony’s take on the IPA is quite different than most. It doesn’t have that overbearing aftertaste that some IPAs can have. Like most Mad Anthony’s, this one goes down smooth, smooth, smooth. Nothing exceptional to note about the color or pour, but this is an IPA and it tastes great. I’d like to sit out on the porch with this one during the summer because drinking it indoors on a bitter winter doesn’t do it justice.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired in a trade. Pours a deep copper to amber color with a thin but lasting foamy white head. Smells of yogurt, grass, citrus, and lemon peel. Tastes bitter with some nice hoppy notes dominating the tasting. Nice finish and mouthfeel.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa for this beer. Poured a cloudy amber with a semi-creamy off-white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, pine, a touch of lemon. Taste is bitter pine, touch of grapefruit, slightest bit of toffee, some lemony acidity. Bitter dry finish. Pretty clean and delcious. Quite a pleasant surprise.
pinion (12) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dig this beer. I’m usually all about some Two Hearted or Alpha King and this one is going to fit right in there as one of my usual IPA choices along side those two. Sweet and sticky aroma accompanies the golden color of this beer. Great bitter bite up front that follows through to a bitter yet sweet finish.
pablo951 (482) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had it out of a bottle, poured a clear amber hue with a slight fizzy head. You have a slight citrus aroma and taste very pleasantly mild hoppy.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely IPA aroma. Dark copper with light head. Very drinkable. Not to bitter. Would be able to drink lots. Reminds me of a lighter hoppyum.
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shrubber85 (8480) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Orange and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange and moderately bitter pine and grapefruit peel flavor. Very tasty.
JStax (3416) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft. Hazy blonde with a big white head. Aroma has big tropical fruits and pine. Fairly sweet and fruity. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Really solid.