BlackWarrior (202) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber w/ 1" lt tan head, spotty lacing. Sweet malt and a bit oí honey in the nose along with herbs and pine hops. Avg carb, med, rounded mouth. Malty sweetness underlying w/ some bitterness finishing. simple and unremarkable. Not my favorite hops - A good beer, but not my style hops.
Leighton (8664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in NYC at Sanderís apartment, while playing Scrabble. Pours clear copper with a foamy head. Leafy and herbal hops, some caramel and toast in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some decent balancing bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry, leafy bitter finish, some light earth. Very easy drinking, nicely balanced beer.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of our friend Nathan. Thanks, dude! Pours a deep orange color; much better pour than the last two; modest, fine-bubbled off-white head with web-like lacing. Pithy grapefruit and lemony hops in the aroma, as well as a tea-like malt component that didnít seem as apparent in the others; still, plenty of candied sweetness. Medium body; medium CO2; again, plenty of grapefruit and lemony hop character, along with that tea-like note (is the lemony note pushing in the direction of tea perception, or is this the alleged "pine" note, despite the fact that itís more like pine bark? no clue); enjoying the hop character, and the core candied sweetness seems comparatively lessened from the original. Still, not a particularly good IPA. Medium-length, toasty finish; almost seems a touch oxidized and papery, more than toasty.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with orange highlights. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, spice, lemon with a hint of earth, bread and candy. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter with a lasting bitterness. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of spice, caramel and citrus. Touch of orange. The aroma was maltier than the ahtanum version.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Brew Haven beer fest - Pours copper colored with a mild hop aroma. The flavor is moderately strong bitterness with earthy tones. This medium bodied brew works pretty well. The balance is good and bitterness lingers pleasantly.
jmagnus87 (2031) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a Shaker. Pours a burnt orange with a small bit of white head. Aroma of caramel and a slight citrus zip. Taste is medium-light bitter with a slight citrus aftertaste. Medium bodied with a slick and oily texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, not bad. Not my favorite of the series but still very drinkable.
high_on_hops (468) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A foamy off-white head with a golden IPA color. The aroma and taste have the most standard hop taste of the 5 deconstructed lat. 48 IPAs. The bitterness stays for a while in the aftertaste with strong pine flavors.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly different IPA. A decent bitterness and drinkability. A median IPA.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Milder aroma on this one v. some of the others in the series. Aroma was a little stinky on this one, especially when you first opened the bottle. Average label, orangy beer with a fluffy head. Definite citrus/lemon thing going on, a little briny, not very bitter. Kolsch-y. Medium, silky mouthfeel. Not bad, wouldnít buy 12 of these. A little cereal in the aftertaste along with the lemon pith.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium amber body with a slightly off-white head that was around 3 fingers big and faded to about an inch or so. Retention and lace was good. Aroma had interesting bouquet of floral hops, some pine hops and a balance between both caramel malts and mild biscuits. Initial flavor had a strong caramel malt character which gave way to soft biscuit notes. Hops had a nice bitterness to it which was mostly pine but also had some lemon to it. Finish was dry. Nice IPA.