Bulk_Carrier (3156) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance has a somewhat hazy golden orange colored body that shows a nice deal of transparency. There is a one finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a nice deal of foamy white lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.
The smell is malty, earthy and grassy with a decent backing of citrus.
The taste is sweet and earthy through the citrus and malts combining to end up showcasing a sweet malty aftertaste that leads to a dry finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body, but not as sessionable as I had hoped for. Carbonation comes across fairly odd, but not so much in a bad, as its not harsh nor is it smooth.
Overall, for the most part, its not a bad AIPA, just seems a bit different to me perhaps closer to an EIPA with an added earthy and grassy sort of quality to enhance the beer. If given the chance, I’d seek on tap.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the NH Brewfest. An average IPA with plenty of hops, but little in the way of malt balance... a common mistake...
Berard (523) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange with white head that lingers. Nice hop aroma with mild carbonation. Grapefruit and Banana flavors. Solid ipa with some complexity.
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rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has fruity yeast aroma, About a finger head on top of mildly haze pale orange body. Bitter piney intro to the taste with a sour note. Has a hint of malt character. Tasted real good on tap on a cruise of Plymouth Harbor where the original Mayflower landed. Was just as good from the bottle. Makes a good intro to this style of brew as it’s not over powering. A good "go to" IPA.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really nice crispness and hoppiness to this one, definetely its best attribute. A bit of fresh flavor at the end. Nicely dry. A good daily drinker
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Going for the old school bitter IPA, I get that piney resiny flavor, which is good and all but needs some more punch, a thorough dry hopping might be better. Standard IPA. would work well for an intro to the style.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold. mild, yeasty nose. Med bodied, light hop, a little watery on the finish. Closer to an apa in style
retinadoc (179) - - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Relatively subdued aroma for an IPA. Below average hop flavor and mouth feel for an IPA. Slightly bitter finish. There are much better IPAs out there, both micro and microbreweries.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some bread, light lemon. Medium body, fairly resinous.
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent east coast ipa. Not aggressive in any way for a beer that has a higher abv. Though mostly reliant on a stronger malt character, the hops are quite pronounced, leading to a (rare) balanced ipa.