HoppyAlesToYou (154) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light aroma that reveals some caramel, resin, and citrus. The taste is in line with the aroma, very weak with mild sweetness. Not much carbonation remains after the pour, and the palate is thin. When an ale does not offer much aroma and taste, the balance touted on the label is more easily attained. Tastes like BMC craft poser brand, trying to retain a consumer intrigued by the craft movement.
DrewFace (413) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Clear amber color. Very malty aroma, some light hop character. Sweet, malty, need moar hops.
Homer321 (890) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to VSU. an overly sweet cereal aroma with a slight grassy character. I though Danny liked me. Guess not. Taste of dog food and crackers. No real hops. Anywhere. No hops pics
hunter112 (37) - Nanuet, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a six pack of this on a recent trip to South Carolina. I seem to have a better opinion of it than most here. It’s not West Coast IPA, but so far it’s the best IPA I’ve brought back from that trip. Smooth, no off flavors, and fresh tasting. I’d sure like to find this on tap on my next trip down there.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into shaker. Medium-dark amber. Clear, but not crystal. Nose of caramel, bread malts. Over-the-top floral hops. Doughy, cheesy yeast. Intense malty flavor balanced with floral, honey-like hops flavor. Not bitter at all. Overall very sweet for an IPA, but hey, if they all tasted the same we wouldn’t try them.
jredmond (4872) - 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 (423) - 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 (296) - 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 (1689) - 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 (76) - 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 (4438) - 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.