Block (1649) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a little more mellow than some of the accompanying India Pale - X. Hops at the nose, a little bit of light fruit. Finish is sweet.
TheHopster (881) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unjustly rated as served straight from the bottle from Landmark Americana just off Rowan University Campus. Not a bad beer but limited in a few categories. Worthy of a second try.
Muggus69 (1395) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL bottle BB Jan-15
Clear golden body, holds small white head.
Restrained hop aroma; pine, melon, stonefruits, tropical fruits, a touch of light toast malt.
Medium body, dry, clean, moderate carbonation, smooth overall.
Light toasted cereal malts lay the backbone for pleasant hop notes of grass, pine, citrus & tropical fruits. Reasonably low carbonation, lingers for a bit.
Very drinkable, nicely flavoured and balanced.
HIGHB4LL (795) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger slightly offwhite head, golden color, clear, good lacing, Aroma: light caramel, light raisin fruitiness, floral hops, as beer warms, orange citrusy hops come through. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, sticky texure, bitter dry finish. Taste: sweet raisins and caramel, with a decaying sweetness into a nice citrus and floral bitterness. Transition is subtle and very smooth. As beer warms, heavy orange sweet to citrus bitter takes over the finish. Overall, surprisingly a very good beer! The balance is great, the aroma and tastes are great.
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a tulip glass, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish, based on the aroma I was expecting more of an IPA taste, but it was incredibly smooth. I was very surprised, good beer.
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. BB Jan/2015. (Martin's) Winchester, VA.
Clear amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops... candy, citrus, pine, fruits and pine hops... what else is needed? Nothing. Absolutely great aroma. Delicious. Hard to believe it's a mass produced lager... The flavour is a bit more rounded. Candy and fruity hops, lots of sweetness and malt in the flavour. Too sweet. Otherwise I'm impressed.
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ElGaucho (2280) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as part of hopped up IPA 6 pack. Have had this before and don’t really recall it. Wonderful sweet fruity hop aroma, hazy dark gold body with a dreamy tiny bubble white head. Starts out a little on the ordinary side with hints of wet cardboard. But settles in as a really nice go to quality IPA. Not extraordinary but really solid.
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aromafruity citrus feel. Plenty of caramel sweetness, I would say tad too much. Late raw bitterness behind. This could be set up in better way.
Top: large frothy white top, sparse lace. Presentable.
Base: fine haze on amber plain.
Palate : medium full bodied, finer carbonation.
Taste: Front noted by caramel sweet malts wrapped by citrus bitters. A bit chaotic in set up.
Other notes Sam Adams can do better.
scotchzombie (399) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear toasty orange gold with a decent white head that fades to a wet-laced rim and coating. Aroma is apricot and mild citrus with corn. Taste is toasty malt bedded with a short bitter grapefruit hoppy tang. Quite crisp on the palate as promised. Interesting but a bit shallow.
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the local Jewel. Starts of tasting like an IPA and ends like a Blue Moon