malkyore (276) - - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I normally enjoy a good ipa and this is no exception. Pours murky reddish brown. Aroma is citrus and fruits. Taste is hops. That’s pretty much it... Grapefruit maybe, hints of orange peel and a touch of malt. Overall it’s just a hoppy little ipa... It pairs well with the rest of the beers in the summer sampler because of what a break it is from the insanity that is some of the beers in this package....
superspak (3321) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/14/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good English IPA style. All around good complexity robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Lowe1983 (1385) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, mostly of caramel malts. Just a hint of floral hops. Flavor is mostly just sweet from the caramel malts. Nor much hop flavor at all. Not good.
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy dark amber orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted cereal and roasted malts. Medium body. Initial bitter taste with a slight sweet aftertaste.
MarkSachon (723) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the four type sampler case. Weak on hops and flavor, somewhat mediocre. I think I was disappointed.
Dacrza (615) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: June 4, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Cavs/Warriors Game One--let the madness begin!... APPEARANCE: dark, orange amber body that shows slow , sporadic effervescence; soft, creamy white head settles to a thin, palpable lacing... AROMA: robust Cascade meets the nostrils; caramel and toasted cereal stand up and belie the IPA indication....PALATE: medium-bodied, creamy, and slightly fizzy; bitterness late but not offensive nor impressive... TASTE: mellow, slightly hoppy, significantly malty--deep caramel and cereal punches an impression in the tastebuds with pleasant sweetness; the odd finish--a Magic Hat staple--is found in the hops attempting to climb into the wisdom teeth; a smooth balance is struck... OVERALL: a mildly entertaining, slightly less offbeat take on a standard than I am used to from Magic Hat; the malt is a welcome push on the flavor; the Cascade is diminished to the point one wonders, "Is this an IPA?"
damzz (332) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is faint caramel malt. Body is medium. Taste is very light IPA. Hops are there but lack the bite of fuller IPAs. This similar to their #9 Not Quite Pale Ale. This Not Quite IPA but a nice drink. 12 oz bottle in the Summer variety pack
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer did not scream IPA to me, more akin to a wheat beer imo. Nice amber with light head. Tastes of wheat, heavy malt, light citrus, slight bitterness. Not for me.
60minuteman (1012) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad IPA. Also not a risk-taking IPA. Caramel malt, earthy hop, some citrus, pine. Basic but enjoyable.
puboflyons (2475) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is amber yellow with a lingering and foamy white head. My nose picks up perfume in the aroma more than the roasted pale malts. The perfume is floral like. Medium body. This has a unique bitterly hopped taste to it that has a minor toasted character to start but the hops linger at the end.
Stampion (183) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fine ale. I'm not sure if it's an IPA or not, since the hop meter has moved over the years. Orange and citrus with some malt and bitterness at the finish. Ok, but not my favorite.
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