madmitch76 (22569) - , Essex, - 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.
Jow (3527) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my buddyís place. Cloudy orange. Nose is sweet fruits and pine. Tastes of Carmel, orange, candied sugar, grapefruit, light resin. Muddled profile. Finishes sweet slightly bitter.
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewmasterís tavern in Williamsburg. A light golden amber color. Medium bitterness. Muddled hop profile. Average at best.
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light lemon and yeast aroma. Overpowering head poured from bottle. Hazy golden body. Mild bitterness balanced with smooth citrus flavor. Seems closer to an American Pale ale than an IPA(doesnít make it bad). I like this one a lot. A good beginner for this style as it doesnít blow the palate away. Love to have this one again.
Bebum (788) - USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, amber, evanescent head.
Full body, intense flavor, low carbonation and heat, lingering but rather boring aftertaste.
Very bitter, dry, good acidity balancing the whole.
Very hoppy and malty, resiny, not very complex.
Intense but not very interesting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bavarian81 (150) - 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 Iíve ever had. Aroma is mostly citrusy grapefruit. Only a mild hoppiness. Donít know if it was a bad bottle, but it was also pretty watery. ehh. not so good
Funknmilla (738) - 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 IPAís like this...tasty & well rounded
Dan269605 (235) - 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 canít put my finger on that is rubbing me the wrong way, perhaps the buckwheat? But I donít know.
kramer (5914) - 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 Iím 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 (1532) - 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 (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.