TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from this trader named Joe. Orange amber with small, spitty white lace. Nose shows some tropical fruits underneath some sweeter malt, the aromas are there, but they are slightly muted by the malt. Just noticed the bottling date. 4/11/12. Thats a lot older than I prefer my IPA’s but sometimes that hard with beers like this. It’s actually not terrible for being a little over 2 months old. Would like to retry fresh.
johnnymusky (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
when i bought it i did not expect much...bottle from trader joes for a buck...actually a very good citrus hop blend...pleasantly surprised.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a deep amber colored body with a one finger white head. The head lasted a good half minute and leaves some minimal spiderweb lacing.
The smell had some hops forward with some pine and malty/bready aspects coming slightly as the beer warms.
The taste had a good combination of malts and hops.
The palate sat about a medium on the body with nothing harsh on the tongue other than a normal American IPA bitter feel, fairly drinkable.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer which is easy on the wallet. Though its nothing to scream about, it gets the job done as far as a decent priced American IPA.
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and amber colour with a fat bubbled white head. Very hoppy aroma with citrus and lighter pineapple and pinecones. On the palate it is bitter enough and classicially styled if a tad boring for the style. Decent.
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled 1/8/14 bought at trader joe’s for $1.25. pours light amber, off white head. pine, tropical fruits, light caramel. solid bitterness. yeah.
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hop aroma and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt with a sweetish finish and bitter on the sides of the tongue. Full flavored and pretty good. A bit on the malty side, but good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trader joe’s. Aromas of tropical fruit, herbs, honey. Taste is sweet and bitter, very well balanced.
thicksuds (386) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For the price, this is awesome, not ranking up there with stone and "premium" IPAs, but its pretty close, 6.99 a six, value is a 10 on this, crisp, clean golden color, pretty hoppy but not over the top, nice bitterness and hits you at the end as well....very nice.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent IPA, nothing crazy, super cheap from trader joes so i’ll take it, okay
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprise AZ TJ’s bottle marked 10/17/2013 so about 3 months old, not bad. Nice clear bronze color with a medium, khaki head. Big aroma of sprucey hops but almost overpowered by syrupy malt. Balanced flavor, sweet malt with pleasantly bitter hops. Surprisingly quick finish with no real lingering bitterness. Nothing amazing but pretty good considering it cost me $1/bottle...for a Firestone Walker product!
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear orange with lower white foam. Nose is big cheesy, cheesecloth, nutty, nut oil, chlorine, cantaloupe. Taste is dusty, bland, lemon tea, tea bag.