EithCubes (4842) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as "Tell Tale Heart IPA." Nose is rich in PNW hops citrus and superheavy dark caramel, light earthy and toffee, sticky malt. Lightly doughy. Pours golden but a bit more amber toward the top, deep with slow carbonation and a rocky, lacing beige head. Taste medium bitter with a little too much alcohol showing, richly malty with a little crystal and roast, strong dough and stronger caramel, citrus on the periphery until the finish and the first burp! Full body is smooth and malty, clean, somewhat moreish despite the weight. Light pine [and, as some have noted below, some mild onion in the finish]. Pleasantly surprised, this is a very good and balanced East Coast take!
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Manassas. Pours a clear copper color with a large fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, mild caramel malt. The taste is citrus hops, mandarin orange, caramel malt. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, low carbonation.
gendv138 (1206) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft pour at Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden in Baltimore. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus fruit and peel, spices. Tastes of bready notes, herbs, spices, light garlic and onion. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark golden color and had a thin creamy head. Nice resiny hop character in the back end with a small citrus kick on the front end, ended with a nice malty sweet flavor.
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Beautiful orange-amber pour with a creamy disc on top. Aroma is resin, flowery hops, pineapple and orange. Tastes of orange toffee, green herb, pineapple, resin and a touch of leaf and wood on the finish. Light-medium body has soft carbonation and a dry finish.
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, small of white head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is buttery grapefruit, mango, melon. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, butter, dank, grapefruit. Medium plus body, creamy.
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from total wine. Pours clear amber with a small white head that hangs around. The aroma is big citrus, caramel, light floral notes. The taste is dry medium bitter, a bit too sweet for me but not bag.
DedicatedToFun (2406) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brew, tap, copper pour, white head, hoppy and citrus smell, taste is caramel, decent.
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a one finger fizzy beige head. The nose is a little too heavy on the caramel malt for my tastes, it kinda drowns out the hops. Some moderate citrusy hops in there though. The flavor isn’t all that hoppy either, with just a little grapefruit like flavor over a rather heavy and sweet caramel malt base. Not really my kind of IPA. Medium boded with a little stickiness and fizzy carbonation. I’d pass on another chance at this one.
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean and full amber pour with one finger of off white head. Nose is malt heavy with caramel notes and herbal hops. Getting some oxidation and piney notes. Full/heavy malt notes in the flavor with a piney and spicy bitterness. Full medium body with a resinous finish.