ross (2008) - 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.
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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rougeau13 (1776) - 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.
maekchu (1469) - 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
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and citrus. Taste is malt, pine and citrus.
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SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent amber orange with a thick beige head and lots of swirling debris. sticky medium body with medium carbonation.
aroma: toffee and caramel malt, metallic herbal hops.
taste: hop bitterness, caramel malt sweetness, dry herbal hops.
astringent and papery, without any enticing hop aromatics.
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber orange with a thick semi-substaning head. Smell was floral and citrus. The taste was medium bitter with some citrus, earthiness and caramel malts; pretty well rounded and balanced. Your good, but average IPA. Nothing to complain about, but for me needs a little more hop profile in the taste.
rbrazell (1312) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fermentation. Bright amber pour with a small white head. Nose is grainy and sweet caramel malts with lingering citrus bitterness. Flavor is is more citrus and piney than the aroma with similare malt backing. Decent bitter finish. Not too bad.
coolpop (1304) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Poured a hazy deep gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was grapefruity hops, some malt. Flavor was that plus some pine, a bit of diacetyl, sort of a soapy quality. Needed some more malt backbone, I thought.
andyhwcinc (1261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA while enjoying a Giants vs. Braves game. This stuff was great for a ballpark brew! I didn’t take tasting notes because I was too busy taking in Melky Cabrera’s arrogance, but I remember this being pretty damn good and hoppy with a light potency and citrusy goodness. Again, great ballpark brew!