jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Linh. Pours a clear, golden honey body with no head - thin soapy white lacing but pretty minimal. Aroma is pretty faint overall - some oranges and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of bitter orange, malts, light toast, spice and grain.
ellolovey (472) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber pour with thin foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and basement. Tastes of dirt, citrus, pine, and some fruitiness. Sharp bitterness on the finish.
deaconmike (403) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Taco Mac. Very malty ipa. Thought this was more characteristic of an English IPA. Just ok IMHO.
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a thin and tinny IPA without the requisite bitterness and hoppiness one looks for.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour of orange gold brown with a med cream lacy head. Aroma of big honey and caramel malt only a hit of herbal like hops. Taste of same big sweet roasted malt with a pine like bitter that sneaks up at the end. Med body with a good carbonation that plays on the tongue with a med lingering bitter. Easy sipping beer that is well balanced but not really an IPA, the hops are more herbal than citrusy and the malt is very predominate. Would drink again but maybe it should be renamed as it's not what I expected being listed as an IPA.
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jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear light amber coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, apricots, caramel and some english and german hops - not much alpha acids in this one. Light-bodied; Mild malty flavour with a little hop flavour showing a touch of perfume and flowers. Aftertaste is mild with a bit of caramel, toffee and a little nutty taste - not so great. Overall, a pretty poor beer with not much hop flavour and no complexity - pretty bland and not really worth trying, especially as an IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before running the Marine Corps Marathon on 26-October-2013.
BREWMUSKCLES (2316) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
full enough body slick with some sweetenss and syrup grapefruit flavor. some well grown and matured malt and then broomstraw wafting together in good blend. finish sweet and fruity. good mouthfeel. hazy brew with banded head. well built beer and palate helps the appearance.
ttroha (365) - Americus, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown in color. Very hoppy with hints of citrus and flora. A very good beer.
JHeath99 (1216) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with slight head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste of hops and not much else.
574deadzone (1112) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fairly clear golden to orange with a thinner cream colored head. A vigorous swirl produces a little less than a finger worth of head, and the lacing is spotty. Nose is quite subdued with notes of caramel and toast with herbal hop notes, some faint citrus hops and some honey. Pretty sweet flavor-wise, with a fair bitterness that comes around to balance. Lighter side of medium bodied, fairly active yet somewhat dull on the palate, with a lingering drying herbal honey tea finish. I’m pretty sure I have a fairly fresh example, and for me I don’t think they should call this an IPA. An ESB perhaps, or standard APA, but it definitely does not perform like an IPA aromatically or on the palate. Not a bad brew, but nothing makes it stand out.