bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden-honey into the glass, with a nice frothy head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of pine and candied citrus. Flavors of deep pine resin, needles and essence, candied oranges and caramel malt. The bitter pine finish is chewy in the mouth with a sticky palate. I think itís a very nice example of the IPA, and the plethora of "pucker" derived from the abundant hopping. Great job.
LeighDJ (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wish I'd have skipped this one. There's a taste lurking underneath all the hops that isn't pleasant. The hops hides it...but it's still there
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
devman171 (496) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap, one of their better beers, really strong pine and citrus aroma, stong bitter kick, could use a bit more balance for me
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle for dmacs 40th-offwhite-hazy gold. A-pine, some med malt. T-pine/resin/dank hops, med malt-caramel.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle post GABF at home. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel malt, pine and light orange peel. Mild citrus peel. Lighter medium body.
BiddleBrau (827) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw color white head. Nice pine nose. Pine flavor permeates the flavor. Decent body but pine is a bit too.
jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of peaches, resin, yeast, grass, hay and very noticeable floral hops - nice aroma. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hop notes with some perfume and a little herbal and resinous notes, tucked in with some good malt and a little yeast spiciness. Aftertaste has more of a well-rounded character with the yeast blending well with both the hops and malt and showing a lot of herbs, grass, hay and flowers - moreso than any sweetness or malty flavours. Overall, a nice floral-forward beer with a lot of yeast, spice and hop notes and some good complexity, on the edge of a belgian-inspired IPA. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$3.59 sampled at home in Washington on 13-September-2013.
ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/2/13
Aroma: The nose is hoppy, some earth hops, bread/toast, slight diactyl, and some mild citrus
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a frothy white head and plenty of drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is mildly sweet, with similar components to the nose, and mid-plus bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a long, dry finish on the mouth
Itís always nice to have a Monday off. Happy Labor Day drinking! As for the beer, it has some hops and drinks alright, but it certainly isnít a great IPA. Okay stuff, but Iíd say this one is closer to the bottom of the style than the top.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Very nice citrus and oranges aroma with some light malts and fresh cut grass. Aroma is very fresh and spring like. Color is a slightly hazy golden orange. Moderate malt backbone and some spicy and fruit hops presence. Bit strange flavor but I think that it works very well. Hint of Old Bay seasoning, some more oranges and dry herbal bitterness late swallow. Light alcohol presence. Not a very highly rated IPA but a pretty good one in my book.
gripweed57 (435) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Hazy honey gold color topped by a medium-sized creamy beige head. Tart lemony malt aroma has notes of piney hops and toffee. Upfront, flavor is bittersweet with a toasted malt backbone. Lotís of bitter complex hop flavor here. Finishes bitter, peppery and intense with a long dry aftertaste.