dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of Bottle....Very nice beer...I was going for a hoppy beer but, Dear God, Im so glad u blessed me with life first off and the ablility to taste....even tho ur monk friends r cheap and dont tip ur love is forever rich and forever loving and this Hoppy ass beer makes me off track-a-lot-amus....so...try it ur self this rating is OVER! -Amen.
callmemickey (2884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber colored body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, resin, pine, grapefruit, florals. Medium to full bodied with gentle carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, moderate bitterness.
joejames (142) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours very cloudy amber/orange. Two finger head, some lacing. Aroma of herbs and grass. Taste is a hop bomb bitter with nice sweet malts in the background. Full body, above average carbonation, chewy mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of pine, earthy hops, grapefruit. Alcohol is slightly noticed as it dries. This is a great DIPA.
kipmartin9 (1) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the most outstanding beers I’ve enjoyed (cask version on this occasion). Butterscotch nose, sweet hops (brought to mind sugar snap peas -- brightness without palate-rawness), chewy mouthfeel, long evolution of flavors on the palate.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On cask. Deep hazy amber with thick Lasting foamy lacy beige head; aroma is distinctly floral hops; Flava is richly complex blend of floral spicy hops sweet malt; feels medium foamy; finsiens dry bitter hoppy but mildly so
DrinkinWell (274) - - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brownish copper. Sweet, bready malts on the nose. Citrus, caramel, brown sugar, medium bitterness. All said, a really nice, drinkable DIPA.
gripweed57 (730) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber orange color. Small rocky beige head. Nice clinging lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with notes of tropical fruit and floral hops. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Complex citrusy hops in mid taste. Spicy hops and alcohol in finish.
John25 (565) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber/copper. Aroma is candied sugar, sweet citrus and floral hops, bread, and pine. The taste adds caramel, sweet syrup and earthy resin. Big malty mouthfeel with a surprisingly clean finish, not sticky at all. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thornecb (4461) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving sticky spiders. Earthy hop and tart citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and sourdough upfront turning to sweet pine and citrus in the lasting finish.
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a nice orangey hue with a 2 finger, frothy, eggshell head that leaves lots of lacing as it dissipates.
S- A bouquet of citrus, wheaty grains, grapefruit.
T- Bready with a huge wave of grapefruit that overtakes the palate and finishes pretty bitter.
M- Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D- Definitely an underrated beer in my opinion. This is exactly the direction I love my DIPAs to go, lots of grapefruit hops, bitter finish, malt doesn’t come to the front end at all.
ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma is somewhat muted but there is some tropical fruit, citrus and resin. Medium light caramel note with some cracker and biscuit as well. Definitely not as hoppy as I would prefer.
Pours a fairly clear copper color with some amber and orange highlights; this is pretty dark for an IPA. Thick, slightly tan head with pretty good retention. Moderate lacing and mid sized legs.
Flavor has a medium sweetness to it with quite a bit of malt character - toasted bread, caramel, cracker and biscuit. Moderately strong bitterness helps dry it out a bit. Faint buttery note. Not much hop flavor; some light tropical fruit, medium light citrus and pine resin.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty boring IPA without much hop flavor or aroma. This is pretty on point for what I think of when I picture East Coast IPAs. The malt character is too dark as well.