mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a clear, gold color with a small off white head. Smells of citric hops, musty malts, and some fruits. Nothing inspiring. Thetaste has very little hop flavor. Its there, but not what you would expect. The maltiness seems to dominate it. Pretty easy drinking, with a sweet aftertaste, but not what I was looking for in this beer and in this style.
rocbyter (1830) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate hop aroma. Hazy orange color with a large white head. Light sweet beginning with a resin hop bitter finish
gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice IPA. Very robust and flavorful on the hops but not overwhelming. Very enjoyable and nice beer.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Orange/amber color with a white head. Caramel, citrus and malty aromas. Flavors of grass, hops, malt, and tropical fruit. Not bad.
bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-tea into the glass. There is a nice frothy head that diminishes to a ring and leaves thick, sticky lace. The nose has some citrus, caramel and floral notes. The flavors are of heavy grapefruit, sour caramel malt and a lasting peppery finish. The mouthfeel is sticky and oily. The grapefruit and hop contingencies work quite well together, combining great notes of an IPA.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma caramelly and malty, toasted, maybe even a bit burnt, lightly citrus bittering hops. Flavor again caramelly with balancing bitter, mildly citrus hops. Ok, certainly not a standout.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice appearance; bright, clear golden copper with a tight medium white head. Has a light, floral earthy nose. Flavor has notes of grass, grapefruit/citrus, British hop earthiness and ends with a light caramel sweetness. Medium bitterness level for an IPA. Smooth texture, medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation. Ok, but not great.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Wasn’t expecting too much from this one because I never heard much about it before picking it up, But it was a very nice beer. Great really.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium orange with an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate caramel malt and heavy pine and citrus (mostly orange) hops The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and bitter and lightly acidic with and average to long finish. There was caramel malt then orangey citrus hops with a little pine too. The medium body was sort of syrupy, yet oily too. But a better word overall would be juicy. It had fizzy carbonation with a very light astringent finish.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma mostly of hops (combination of citrus, floral and metallic) and some sweet malt. The palate is nice and slightly creamy. Good balance of hop and malt in the flavor; not too bitter for an IPA.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Colonial Downs Rhythm, Bets,and Brews Fest. Golden orange with citrusy hop aroma and moderate white head. Pale malt sweetness with citrusy/piney hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Clean mostly dry finish with some residual hop bitterness. Tasty and quite on style for an American IPA.