tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Caramel color, lots of sediment, moderate cream head. Smells like pen ink and chlorine. Tastes kind of floral. A little flat, not enough bitterness for my taste, but it does have a moderately dry finish.
jbruner (2012) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with minimal ring of off-white head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop note up front with a good pale caramalt background. Taste is more towards the sweetness, but still nice resinous hops. Moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish. Decent IPA.
bartlebier (1196) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(backlog in abstinentia) Draught@The Distillery, Savannah GA 2409/2012.
Missing some aromatics in the nose: taste is mainly a non-floral, sprucy notes on an almost woody caramalt backbone, imparting austere bitterness without much lure. Feels stronger than its under 7%.
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah. Starts with a nice aroma of hops and resin then is followed by too much toffee caramel for the IPA I like.
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen I think. Thanks ! Pours a murky dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Goopy caramel in the nose with sap, Smarties, and tropical fruits. Decent body. Kind of goopy / syrupy mouth feel. Heavy caramel and toffee. Big candy flavor. Pretty high bitterness and moderate to high sweetness. Pass.
Ricoslim (65) - - APR 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No idea where the hops are on this one. Pours a copper color leaning towards orange. Aroma is of very light hops. Tastes almost water downed. Missing flavor.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Distillery. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pine, grassy hops, stinky hops, light fruits. Flavor of grassy, bitter hops, light fruits, bitter finish. A hoppy, bitter IPA, pretty good overall.
jgb9348 (4495) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp copper and bronze coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright floral and grassy hops with some herbal notes and a good bit of malt in the mix. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral flavour at first with no malt at all - just some dry hop notes and no depth or backbone. Aftertaste shows more of the hop residue with nothing substantial behind it - just an airy herbal and piney hop flavour with no malt to grasp onto. Overall, a pretty poor offering - the hops show decently, but without any malt, there isn’t too much to this beer - subdued and grassy and that’s about it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tampa, Florida on 03-January-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 18-March-2014.
cgarvieuk (13210) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Copper brown.. Small tan head... Soft dry woody zezty caramel malt nose... Over fizzy.. Dark malts... Dark sugers... Quite woody
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a fast-fading head. Nose smells leafy and a wee bit resinous with a small sweetness behind it. The flavor is strongly hopped with some leafy and grassy bitterness, a little pine, finishing with an amberish caramel tone. A little heavy on the leafy resin, otherwise kinda average and forgettable. Frankly, a little on the tame side, especially toward the end of the glass.
KnowThyBeer (9) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous citrus and pine aromas. Pours a fantastic amber color in the pint glass. Immediately, the drop hops are present to the roof of the mouth. Medium carbonation in play which develops a silky, approachable taste for this IPA. The finish is long and lasting with loads of grass and spruce flavors.