50belair (1328) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour. Caramel malt aromas. Fruity/florally hop notes with an undersized malt backbone. Piney undercurrents. Not very well balanced...
durhamlou (12) - - AUG 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I thought this beer was great. The malt flavor is so smooth and tasty with a slight bitter hop flavor. This IPA is strong in alc and strong in flavor. Could easily drink many in one sitting and not be able to get up.
NoLedge21 (9) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks great. Orangish amber color. Very thin and ephemeral on the palate. Overall it's an okay beer. Citrusy in both smell and taste.
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Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - 08/06/12.
Amber in colour with a decent off-white head.
Caramel malt base with citrus hops and pine bobbing along on top.
Hops, grapefruit, mango, slightly floral flavour.
Higher end of medium in body with a little booze in the sweetish crisp finish. Ok - no world beater!
DWestrick (375) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Indianapolis. By double ipa standards, pretty mild and underwhelming. Easy to drink but not overly complex
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma bold blend of citrus, caramel and alcohol. Softer backing hinted with grape skin malts and semi smooth alcohol. 7-
Appearance hazed amber with medium plus top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. caramel, sweet sugars dry bitterness with alcohol at finish. Fairly drinkable for stronger bitter ale yet it was not exceptionally good.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body with a finger of white head. Fruity nose with grapefruit and apricots. This enters with tart citrus, but transitions quickly to bitter, drying hops. Fresh mouthfeel.
truebluehes (127) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Solid IIPA. Not quite the huge hop bite as others, but very well balanced and enjoyable. Smooth, malty, bread in a nice citrusy way, but not the overwhelming citrus you get from alternates. Very solid.
benfergy (178) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma has floral hops and some wheaty malt. The taste is moderately bitter, not too much. The palate is slightly harsh, but well bodied. It’s a quite good beer, definitely if you are in the mood for an ipa.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottles at Bestway. Hazy orange/amber pour. Copper hues. Thin short lived head. Good lacing on my traditional Bell’s tasting tulip. Wonderful citrus/piney zing to the nose. It tastes even better than it smells and looks. Caramel/chewy mouth feel. Thick malt body. The hoppy bitterness appears late in the tasting. Beautiful beer. A totally underrated brew and company. Also, a bargain: 6 pack @ $9.99 ( Bestway).
This beer is the reason I started brewing my own. I wanted to clone this bastard.