radagast83 (4643) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy light copper color with a tiny white head. Aroma was pine, grapefruit, floral notes. Flavor was a piney, resin with grapefruit and grassy notes that permeate my tongue.
arkurzynski (1520) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to sanborn13. Hazy amber with copious white head. Fresh, floral citrus and grapefruit and a little caramel malt. Refined citrus and grapefruit bitterness with some toasted malt and caramel sweetness. Residual citrus and biscuit malt. A little thin. Again, re-occurring theme with MBC beers...well-made, quality.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lunch pours a hazy copper color with a small white head. Very little retention but a ton of lacing throughout the glass.
When put up to the nose you’ll get mostly a grassy smell with some citrus and grapefruit but what stood out the most was lemon zest. It rose above everything else here.
Upon first sip of this beer I was highly disappointed. But I let it sit for a while and as it warmed up, more and more taste came out. In the end I enjoyed it. Lemon once again rules the taste. Next grassy notes come in followed by undertones of citrus, spice, and caramel. Bitterness hits all the way through but it’s not over bitter.
Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Goes down nice.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a small, long lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, fresh cut grass and lemon. Bitter to sweet. Clean finish. Very drinkable. The bitterness is balance by just the right amount of malt. Very nice ipa.
hopgurl46 (4) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a rich golden color with thick tan head. Smell is intense citrus & hop aroma with taste being the same. Extremely drinkable IPA!
xnicknj (2) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured into tulip - 1/24/12 freshness date
Pours a very hazy golden orange color with some darker tones. A thick, frothy head rests on top of the brew, retaining very well with nice legs. Spotty webs of lacing coat the glass while drinking.
Pretty inviting aroma with an enormous amount of citrus character. Grapefruit is right up front with some orange and pineapple notes. Hints of bread and caramel with very little warmth.
Bold and bitter up front with powerful juicy hop flavor. Grapefruit really sings on this one with juice and peel tones - pithy and pulpy accompanied by some orange tones. Touches of pineapple and more tropical tones add in some sweetness. Milder malt backbone adds in some biscuit and caramel touches. Not overly sweet at all, but the beer still manages to temper the hoppy citrus. Finishes bitter and very juicy.
Medium body, decent carbonation, explosive juiciness and sticky feel. In an avalanche of IPAs, this is one to remember - I’d definitely like more of this. I’m also a fan of the packaging, even though the pricing isn’t the best.
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy cream-soda brown with a thick white fluffed-out head and some lace across the sides of the glass. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, slight bubble gum and caramel malts. Flavor is of subded traces of the aroma, along with some oniony and savory notes. Medium to almost full body with a bitter, somewhat savory palate. I imagine this is really phenomenal when fresh and on tap based on the aroma alone. Flavor likely mellowed signficantly since bottling. Still, great IPA.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber and an off white low density head stacked on top that lasts. Nose is a heady blend of sticky sweet sugars and tropical, resinous, and citrus like hop oils. Flavor is immediate ripe oranges, grapefruit, mangos, and sweet peaches. Has some toffee and nutty malts in the background. Carbonation is soft but appropriate. Bitterness is sharp and pleasant. This one was super tasty. Thanks Abull55
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Not as good as Peeper. Aromaof nice healthy pine and grassy citrus. Hazy brownish/orange color, nice fluffy white head. The flavors tasted somewhat muted by the contrast of earthy-pine hops and cereal-like grains. Lacking some of the beautiful dryness that I love about Peeper, but exceptional none-the-less.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle thanks to dsgolovin. Cloudy amber color with a well-formed off-white head. Nice spicy herbal hop aroma with some caramel and mild citrus. Interesting peppery spicy and herbal flavor with caramel malt - definitely east coast style but still great. Medium-bodied with lively prickly carbonation. Solid, unconventional IPA overall.