rajendra82 (982) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber body was clear, and the carbonation gentle. The head was one finger thick. The aroma was maltier than a typical IPA, with smells of caramel and toffee, and grassy hops. The taste was a little too vegetal for my liking, with some cooked corn showing up. There was a metallic bitterness to the beer. The beer was medium thick in the mouth, and the finish was dry. A little underwhelming, if you ask me.
Patrickctenchi (4980) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy amber with a creamy white head.
Aroma has a little of that bready/spray paint thing....
Lively carbonation and tingle...orange and caramel malt taste.
Definitely a lot of metal and odd notes in here.....
Aaaaar,...perhaps it be gold I’m tastin’.......not very good, I’m afraid...worse than my pirate talk.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (courtesy of Cybercat). Metallic orange malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Sweet but strong tinny orange malt and orange peel flavor. Medium body. Pretty rough.
Brentv (502) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Pig & the Pint near the Atlanta airport. Yellow orange with white head. Citrus aroma and taste. Bitter finish. Nice.
dmac (4743) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Ed5388, thanks slappy. Poured an alright looking chill hazed orangey-amber with a smaller mostly white foamy head. Aroma is pretty nice, fruity, pineapple, passion fruit, light citrus, vanilla and toast. Medium to fuller mouthfeel with softer carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma, notes of grassy hops, old tropical fruits, citrus rinds. Okay overall.
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some caramel, lemon, light cardboard. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, light lemon, bread, cardboard. Light-medium body. Surprisingly bland.
tillmac62 (449) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
No BOD. Pours a cloudy orange amber. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
Very nice nose of tropical (mango, pineapple) hops, a hint of pine, biscuit malt and a rye like spicy undertone.
Heavy light body with a weak smoothness. Almost normal carbonation with a very slight effervescence in the finish.
The flavor profile is below average. It is a quite intense off flavored grapefruit rind with no trace of balancing malt. The middle is a continuation of the poor flavor as is the finish. Moderate bitterness.
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Completely hazy amber color. Bigger off-white kind of airy head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Lots of pale particles in the body. First sip impression: brett infection. Tastes bright, citrusy, tart and spicy, in a brett way. Very dry taste, chalky finish. Bigger bitter taste, sort of astringent. Light to moderate sweet. Moderate tart. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Very lightly slick texture, finishes dry. Besides some mild caramel malt and a touch of grapefruit/floral/spicy hop, I can’t really get anything besides the brett (not in a good way). Very dusty-tasting too, some metallic; definitely does not taste fresh. Pretty harsh; hard to drink. Unfortunate, as I really enjoyed the Blind Pirate and had high hopes for this IPA. This potentially could been avoided if the brewery dated their bottles. I got as far as I could, then dumped the rest down the drain.
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@TJs Sandwiches, CNN centre, Atlanta. Amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is nicely hopped and the flavour is bitter with well hopped dryness. Overall a nice well hopped IPA.
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swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at NIPAC IPA challenge, Bile, Deli nose, watery mouthfeel, notes of gauze/charcoal, some floral bitterness
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Steve out of his Christmas present. Thanks! Orange pour, some head. Sweet fruity aroma with some pine and some malty sweetness. Taste has sweet fruits, tangy pine and a decent caramel backbone. A bit lighter than expected. Solid and fairly tasty offering. 13.9