bth122 (1315) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a copper color with a generous head. Aroma of honey, clove, maybe slight cinnimon. Some citrus hop flavors in taste. A unique twist on the IPA. Creamy texture.
jsmerig (1307) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during McCoole’s Spring Beer Fest in Quakertown, PA. Nice interpretation of the IPA. Well-balanced and very drinkable.
Nejhleader (1290) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seemed like your pretty standart IPA, not much of an aroma, a little hops. Taste was slightly bitter hoppy, maybe with a hint of honey.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with some honey in the aroma and dominating the palatte with a bitter edge which seems out of sync with the honey but this is a honey ipa so lets go with this. Once the beer warmed up i was able to appreciate the honey ipa mix more. Sweetness with a bitter edge sums it up for me with rather medium wet mouthfeel.
raymow (915) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled - nice sweet aroma. Great reddish amber color. Major head on pour. Taste seemed a bit off - not sweet at all. Old bottle maybe?
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a copper color with a thin head. The aroma was floral, pine, and citrus. The flavor was sweet malts, honey, touch of hops, and flowers. Overall, not bad.
odinstyr (573) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper-red with a foamy tan head. Smells of honey, citrus, spruce. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter - honey, floral notes, spruce.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Isaac Newtons. Hazy copper with minimal head. Aroma of sweet malts, pine hops. Flavor was caramel malt, silky honey and a nice bitter hop finish. Nicely balanced and medium body. Not bad.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at Fatty’s - This is a confusing beer, and my review is based on it’s style (IPA). Dark amber pour with a small to medium white head. Aroma is mild - some malty sweetness. Flavor is mellow and smooth, slightly sweet and finishes with a lingering, albeit mild, hop bitterness. I think it would have scored a lot higher if it had been marketed as an Amber Ale though. When I see IPA, I know what I want - and this is not it. However, that’s not to say it’s a mediocre beer. Under certain circumstances I could definitely drink one of these. I can’t help but wonder if it hurts their sales calling it an IPA instead of an Amber. I can see that someone who decidedly doesn’t like IPAs or bitter beers might avoid this outright, but if it was labeled as an Amber they might try it.
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Nice opaque amber color with a lacy head. Slightly bitter flavor. There might be a hint of honey in there. Finish is dry and nice.