bavarian81 (42) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best IPA I’ve ever had. Aroma is mostly citrusy grapefruit. Only a mild hoppiness. Don’t know if it was a bad bottle, but it was also pretty watery. ehh. not so good
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from March 2013...12 oz bottle....malted aroma overpowers the hops...its been in my fridge for almost a year, so that may be why....rich copper color with a skimming of a head....very malt forward flavor....its good, I like IPA’s like this...tasty & well rounded
Dan269605 (185) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with fairly thick white head, some hop astringency on the nose, flavors of bitter citrus peel. There is something in this that I can’t put my finger on that is rubbing me the wrong way, perhaps the buckwheat? But I don’t know.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a rather too-large frothy white head that took a good long while to settle down. The nose is lightly citrusy with a touch of pale malt, and light caramel. The flavor is just lightly bitter with a little citrus and floral notes. The hops are a little too light to qualify for IPA levels as far as I’m concerned, but I guess we call it what they call it eh? Finishes with a mix of light brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Light bodied with a little clinginess and soft fizzy carbonation. This is an APA at best, and not even a great one of those.
Scrapersnbeer (1379) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light citrus and old caramel aroma. Hazy orange color. Blunt bitter, dry grainy finish. Crisp at first, fades out to a mellower finish.
Theydon_Bois (6304) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, 20/05/13.
Clear golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is pale malts, grass, citrus.
Taste comprises light grapefruit, hops, caramel malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3122) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drat at brewpub. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much in the tongue or nose. Finishes clean. Pretty boring for style.
SrSilligoose (3079) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pine, orange, light grapefruit hop, back by a muddled earthy somewhat vegetal dough. okay.
johnnnniee (1936) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a huge meringue head that prevented me from pouring this in one shot. Smells of citrus and a hint of pine. Heavy on the grapefruit and lemon with a fairly solid bready sweet malt backbone. The flavor follows the aroma bread citrus and pine with a faint hint of wild yeasty phenols. Medium body with a huge amount of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, nothing special, but nothing objectionable either.
madmitch76 (12968) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th August 2012
GBBF. Cask - presumably a special as there was nothing like a 6.0% IPA on the database before I added it. Description taken from the GBBF Programme. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate with superfine carbonation. A fair amount of grain with a dash of honey. Mild tangerine - orange citrus with a whisper of peach. Mild fresh hop spice. Carbonated sting in the finish. Another great condition cask US beer at GBBF - BSF have done a great job!
Earlier Rating: 8/22/2010 Total Score: 3.4
3rd August 2010. GBBF
Clear amber beer. Little suddy head. Nice caramel malt base. Good tangy orange hops on top. Not too bitter. Well balanced.