jsmerig (1042) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during McCooleís Spring Beer Fest in Quakertown, PA. Nice interpretation of the IPA. Well-balanced and very drinkable.
bth122 (1035) - 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.
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 (500) - Hamilton, 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 (472) - 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 (463) - 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 Fattyís - This is a confusing beer, and my review is based on itís 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, thatís not to say itís a mediocre beer. Under certain circumstances I could definitely drink one of these. I canít help but wonder if it hurts their sales calling it an IPA instead of an Amber. I can see that someone who decidedly doesnít like IPAs or bitter beers might avoid this outright, but if it was labeled as an Amber they might try it.
robgibbens (372) - 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.
coolfunnj (287) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of honey..cloudy brown appearance pillowy off white head some lacing..there are bitter piney and citrusy hops in the flavor,with more honey..tingly and oily palate with a bitter finish..nice try tone down the honey a bit and itll be great but not bad as it is..not really blanced as extreme on both the sweet and bitter scale
Scouser (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper colour with creamy lacing. Really nice floral aroma, violets, rose hips. Was kind of lacking in taste for me. Malty at the front with a little hop kick on the backend. Love the aroma, not a bad beer.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. I thought it poured an amber color with a think tan head that reduces to a light tan head. The first smell I get is honey and a little hops but soft. The taste is sweet with honey and maybe itís caramel I taste the IPA hits you at the finish.. Itís ok but I think the honey is a little much.