DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy copper with well-retained off-white head. Nose is orange marmalade, resiny hops, tangerine, black pepper, berries. Tastes Triple C hoppy, with the Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, earthy, noble hoppy. Smooth finish.
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Nikki’s Liquors. Orange pour with just a slight haze to it. Soapy white head. Malty and sweet, with a hint of herb / citrus poking through on occasion. Not my kind of IPA.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy honey color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet, tart, tangy and citric with notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of pepper. The flavor was tangy, tart and bitter with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, line and pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Well done.
ben4321 (4545) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, 4/10/15
Aroma: The nose is caramel malts, herbal hops, a bit of citrus, and some buttery notes
Appearance: Pours a nice orange color with a small off-white head and fairly coating lace
Flavor: Tastes much the same, sweet up-front, slightly bittery mid-palate, with a bitter close
Palate: Light-medium bodied, with a fairly smooth feel, and a clean, dry finish
This isn’t a terrible beer by any means, but there’s definitely some flawed notes that just have to keep the score down here.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is fairly husky and grainy with a bit of earthiness and a lesser note of floral hops. The flavor is a bit overly husky and earthy as well, especially for an IPA. There’s not a whole lot of hops in here, lending a minimal bitterness, and only on the finish. Not much of an IPA. Lighter bodied with a bit of stickiness on the finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Decent enough to have a bottle of, but not a very tasty example of the style.
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from a seasonal mix 12 pack purchased at Bottles, Providence, RI. Cloudy orange color with great retention in a snifter. Aroma is citrus rind of grapefruit and tangerines mixed with an herbalness. The flavor show light biscuit / bready malts in the main base with light pine and then finishing with the citrus rind. The rind bitterness come off a little harsh.
joejames (311) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear copper, nice two finger head. Nice lacing, decent retention. Aroma of pine, tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is moderately bitter, kind of sweet. Medium light body, soft carbonation, sweet resin mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting notes of resin, spruce, grapefruit, caramel, honey and herbs. Middle of the road IPA for me.
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with no head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and hops. Citrus flavor with caramel sweetness, and some pine. Decent IPA, but nothing exceptional.
RedSox2004 (1410) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber with a nice two-finger rocky head and nice lace. Aromas of caramel, citrus and floral hops, resin and some nuttiness. Sharp resinous and bitter hop bitterness with some faint biscuity malt. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel moderate carbonation and a crisp finish.
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beer of the month club-Pours bright orange with a small off-white head and some sparse lacing. Nose is wierd-almost smells like a super hopped pilsner-leafy, some spice, german hps going on. Dont know what to make of this. almost like skunky C hops. Hard to describe. Some cracker bready malt also shows up in the nose. sub par for this style, especially for a brewery that has been around for so long. It screams 90s ipa for sure!