OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Orange, date, earthy, soy. Clean copper color. Good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Meh. Odd aroma.
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish gold with a massive head and aromas of herbal hops, citrus and dish soap. Flavor is astringent and soapy with little redeeming to offer the world.
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney grapefruit aroma. Toasty grain flavor bordering on a nice pilsner in that respect. The hops come through again a little later on the palate and in the finish. Grassy and hay like that is followed by some resins pine aspects. Not a typical hop profile but still enjoyable.
DialSquare (2308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from publix lake ella. Gold pour with big fluffy white head and tons of retention. Aroma is bread, spice and light citrus. Tastes are pine, tropical fruit bitter and spices (juniper?). Drinkable - ok.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of roasted and caramel, light orange for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with a hint of date. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber with some big chunky bits. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. A little light in hop aroma. Not a bad IPA, bitter, herbal and slick in texture.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle on 11/21/11. first, it does not live up to its name… it is a malt forward IPA - where the hops take a back seat. deep orange pour with lots of sediment and a 1+ finger white head. citrus hop nose with a big caramel malt presence. medium body with orange bitterness, smooth caramel malts and light spice. deep caramel malt finish with light bitterness that sticks around for a bit. if you like your IPAs balanced and in the English style - this is for you.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Multiple bottles. Went to georgia last weekend and saw this in the grocery store. Not something we get here in nc so i bought a six pack for the hotel. Pours out an amber color with a slight white head on it. Smell is very fruity and full of hops and citrus. Taste is sweet and smooth, interesting beer. Veryeasyto drink and something i would easily get again. Surprised it is rated this low.
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a white lacy head. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruit, and citrus. Taste is malt forward initially, but finishes quite bitter. Medium bodied, smooth, and dry.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dregs hang suspended like snowflakes frozen in the middle of a blizzard. Color is a slightly dirty hazy orange under a thin pithy head which fades into a patchy mostly full layer.
Mandarin and Clementine zest followed by green grass and lemon zest. Spice and citrus zest mingle together along the sides. Crunchy caramelized malt and melba underneath. Faint presence of sticky hop resins.
Medium to medium-light weight with a clean, almost thin mouthfeel. Flavor hits hardest and biggest up front, fading the further along it proceeds in the quaffing and tasting experience. Decent amount of fresh citrus zest – orange, lemon, and pink grapefruit. Rind at the back of each swallow grabs my throat – harsh and abrasive. Crunchy melba and caramelized malt underbelly helps carry the citrus notes.
Visually I was a bit put back when first approaching this beer but in the end, she proved to be alright…and that’s about it. Nothing about HopLanta jumped out at me and screamed for my attention. The flavors were there but two-dimensional and the palate from the middle onwards lacked any kind of personality or presence. Okay, but there are far better IPAs out there to quaff on a regular basis.
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maekchu (1762) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice grapefruit, some resin, and a bit of cat piss. Cloudy orange-gold w/ 1-cm white head. Hefty bitter bite initial, sweetens in mid palate with some stewed peaches and chicken consomme, and bitter final levels out fairly soon. Medium heavy body. Not over the top with hops. Well made, but just a touch cloying in the mid and finish