jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy light tan head with copper color. Aroma is pine/floral hops, some medium malt. Taste is citrus/pine hops with some bite, 2nd light/medium malt.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of fresh citrus rinds. Clean citrus flavors & bitterness. I’m detecting a touch of sweet malt afterward. Very tasty! Overall, I’m surprised... it’s very good and easy drinking. Solid.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, Pours to a deeper amber color with a tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves rings on the glass. Aroma is light on hops with citrus and resin notes. Taste is medium bitter. Palate has a lighter body with a slick texture and a average carbonation and nice bitter finish. Over all for a larger scale IPA i found it to be very refreshing and tasty. If you don’t want to spend the money this is pretty good for an IPA.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark golden color pour, fluffy white head that leaves some great lacing. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some sweet maltiness. Flavor is ok but it seems like the hops have begun to fade a bit already (best by date is Feb 11). Still a slight hoppy bite with more maltiness again. Finish is basically the same as the taste. Not a bad beer at all but kind of disappointed because I expected a better beer from Sam Adams.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange, off white head. Aroma is malty and fuzzy hops. Flavor is sugary malty, children’s Tylenol and wheat. Not a very hoppy IPA.
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing dark orange color/ frothy beige head. Nice pine, spicy hop aromas with some caramel. medium bodied. Good spicy, floral hop flavors on a solid caramel malty base, nicely bitter finish. everyday ipa here.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. probably one of my least favorite SA beers to date. poured a nice deep amber/copper with a white head. aroma was caramel malt and some slight pine resin. flavor was strong malt and lots of hop spice. i don’t feel that the spicy hops really worked well with this brew.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a sparkling clear, dark amber color with a moderately full, pillowy, off-white head which is somewhat lasting and leaves soapy lace. The nose is surprisingly not bad with pink grapefruit, light hops spice, floral tones, tangerine peel, and faint biscuity notes. The flavor seems less American hop-like, in lieu of the German noble and English hops; dried floral, spicy hops, faint pink grapefruit, sweet biscuits, and just a bit of grassy notes near the back end. The palate is medium, lively, sticky, and velvety. The finish is still lightly sweet with similar biscuity notes, pink grapefruit, still spicy, and grassy. This was much better than I thought it would be coming from BBC, but the American hop notes were prominent enough to make a decent IPA with a medium bitterness.
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with nice bubbles. Large off-white head stays ’til your done. balanced bitter hop and malty aroma. Flavor starts bitter and hoppy and finishes bitter and malty. Absolutely delicious. Heavy lace, superb drinkability and a go-to IPA.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma is hops and caramel. Flavor is hops, malt, caramel, and spices. Medium body, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.