craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange yellow color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, herbs, floral, and caramel. Taste is lemon, grass, vinegar, and orange peel. Feel is light body with a thin texture and fizzy carbonation.
Christpuncher (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent wheat ipa. Strong malty flavor with a bitter slightly hoppy finish. Smells wheaty and pours light yellow in color. Had at home out of a bottle
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably my favorite beer out of the Winterland 2014 pack. Smooth and sweet with a decent hop flavor. Light and refreshing. A good change this season.
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 4 Feb 2012 -- Very strong hop presence. Lots of aroma and flavor, almost zero bitterness. Enjoyable.
beertholomeus (894) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with white head. Wheat, hop, floral citrus and honey aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation with a citrus finish.
Evolutionary (302) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sampler pack 2014. Citrus nose and medium body. Bites a bit at first with citrus rind feel but malt tries to mask it. Very dry and wheat adds a nice touch. Cuts thru the palate well. Decent but not amazing.
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly orangey amber, somewhat hazy, with a huge, frothy, tan head that stays until politicians are honest! Thick, sticky lacing. Nose is malt and spunky citrus. Taste is fresh and balanced. Sweet backbone migrating to a nice grapefruity hop bite, trailing off to a orange zest finish. Medium bodied brew with lively carbonation. I like it.
RedSox2004 (1328) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with a bright white one-finger head and nice lacing. Grassy hop aromas with notes of pine and citrus and bready malts. Modestly bitter hop taste with a strong bready malt backbone. Medium body, highly carbonated, prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish.
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-4-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast, but leaves a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a pine smell. Mixed with this are notes of a caramel and citrus sweetness as well as a lighter grapefruit and grassy hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light citrus sweet flavor. Mixed with these tastes is a pine hopiness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades and more pine hop comes to the tongue. More toward the end, other hop flavors of a grassy and grapefruit nature mix with the increasing pine hop and the decreasing sweetness, to produce a slightly bitter and drier flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above average side in terms of creaminess with the carbonation level being rather average. Pretty nice for the hop as well as the transitions from sweet to more bitter.
Overall – Rather easy drinking, starting out sweeter, but drying out and becoming more bitter toward the end. Not bad.
TheCaptMatey (112) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a gold colour with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is primarily a pine with notes of citrus hoppiness. A bready flavor is coupled with hoppy citrus and is followed by a strong pine bitterness. A fairly carbonated medium brew with a dry finish.
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Labeled as "Magic Hat Encore" at the time. Hazy orange-amber with some lighter yellow edges. Eggshell cap, foams up big but settles quickly. Light citrus peel hoppiness with some light white pepper & slightly herbaceous undertones. A touch of toasted biscuit & thick, bready malt. A little sweet. Grapefruit. Taste is more malt forward than expected; lots of toasted sweetbread, some caramel & Munich-type sweetness joins the back-end as well. Candied grapefruit, but finishes with a bitter pile of white pepper covered hop leaves. Overall, not a bad beer to get people into IPAs, but I’m not a huge fan of the heavy caramel blending with such a staunch, leafy bitterness. They clash, rather than balance each other.