jgb9348 (5169) - 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 (2417) - 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 (435) - 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 (1503) - 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 (1253) - 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.
jonsin (25) - - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color, small head. Citrus nose with some toasty notes as well. Subtle bitterness for an IPA.
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Clear orange pour with a small head. Might be a bit aged - getting a touch of cardboard out of this. Caramel and citrus hops in here. Just okay.
gripweed57 (1043) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color. Medium-sized beige head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma has a touch of caramel and spicy undertones. Subtle sweet toasted malt flavor is nicely balanced with light grapefruit-like hops. Good flavor and balance. Rather tame, but good.
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep gold blonde colored body with a slightly off white head. The nose has some rich toast, grapefruit and toast. There is a pleasant floral quality from the relatively restrained hops. This is fairly bitter in the mouth at first taste, but it becomes more fruity and doughy as more gets drank. There is some hint of wood and hay in the finish. A decent middle of the road IPA.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour w/ small white head. Citrus hops w/ biscuity mslt aromas. Lt/mrd body w/ carbonation a bit too lively. Sweet caramel malt w/ grapefruit bitterness and and a touch if peppery spice in the finish. Overall a good IPA and faitly well balanced.