Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in CT - picked up at Stateline, pours clear copper with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has ripe melon, orange, some pine. Medium sweet flavor with crackers, lightly toasted malts, some dry caramel, ripe orange, citrus rind, light leafy and piney bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with sweet, bready malts, a bit more caramelisation of the malts, mild pine bitterness, some earth, alcohol, orange rind, grass. Not bad but perhaps a little faded.
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didnít like this one as much as the Simcoe. The appearance was basically the same, with a bright and clear gold color and a medium sized head. I tasted a bit of citrus, wood and bread. Maybe it was the malt bill on this one that had me a little underwhelmed.
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
easy favorite of the releases Iíve had. tropical fruity goodness...enough to get through what was an ok but pedestrian IPA release.
jsmerig (1324) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish Amber with a foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste starts mildly sweet spiciness is a bit more peppery bite than the others. Mouthfeel is a bit more dry.
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Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This my 2nd deconstructed version and Iím not noticing much of a difference. Toffee/caramel malts are too sweet and hops arenít showcased enough. Not even average.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, floral/pine with a lighter caramel.
LBIguard (40) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: candied pineapple and guava nose.
Taste: sweetness seems to come from hops. A little cloying in the palate
Overall: nice citrus forward IPA. A little heavy but pretty balanced.
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mcox90 (1652) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep amber with a two finger off white head that hangs around awhile. Head eventually recedes leaving some nice lace. Sweet, tropical fruit aroma with undertones of bread. Flavor leans towards sweetness with more fruit flavors. Some pine resin sharpness in the flavor that keeps the sweetness in check. Full bodied with a lingering bitterness.
mallons72 (180) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Way too sweet for me. Not enough bitter to balance. Remove this hop, get something different in lat 48.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Soft sweet citrus pith and peel, a touch of sweet tobacco.   Moderately sweet, make that fairly sweet.   Low bitterness.   Soft pith and peel linger.   Very light bitterness.   Smooth and easy drinking.