TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Ashley’s. Pour was unknown. Aroma was hoppy full and balanced but not exciting. Flavor is full of hops and dirt.
TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight from the bottle. Very well done IPA, nicely balanced hops, small hint of a malt backbone, but the focus is definitely on the hops. Nicely done, Mr. Adams.
changeup45 (1699) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Had a couple of these at a party. Wasn’t sure what style it was but didn’t think it was an IPA. Plenty malty to start; bread, cereal, honey, buttery with crisp bitter hops in the finish. The malts are sweet but balanced pretty well by the bittering hops. Refreshing and fairly easy drinking. A solid beer.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small fluffy head. Nose is earthy hops, with a nice freshness and some hints of floral. Palate is medium bodied with a liveliness. Flavor is earthy tones with a light syrupy caramel malt note. Well balanced, fresh, and flavorful.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour with a tigh soapy head. Nose is fruity c-hops sweet and slightly malty, with some soapy/hop notes. Slightly sweet in the mouth, good carbonation throughout with a mild hop character. Would definitely enjoy MORE hops. On par with American Ale.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. dark golden pour from bottle. Citrus nose. Taste is citrus and light hops, without being too bitter. Smooth finish. Very decent beer from Samuel Adams.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark orange with a small fizzy white head with some lacing. nose is pretty typical for SA-there is still a lingering artificial plastic malt note under the piney hops, earthy tones and berry fruity notes. I just dont like their beers because of the nose in most of them is awful. This one is better than most, but still not that good. flavors sart with sweet malt, pine, herbal hops lite resin and that fruit note from the yeast (or artificial malt/extract). the plastic comes out even more when its warm-some veggie notes as well.
Dragonfly1 (453) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich copper color, darker than I expected. Nice aroma of orange and floral hops- light and crisp. Orange, sweet malt, crisp finish. Like the Noble Pils but more bitter. I like this, drinkable with some body and character.
tgncc (2612) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of basement, earth. The appearance is a dark orange, clear, white head. The flavor is earthy, floral, dusty. The finsh is earth, slightly bitter. The beer is medium in body. OK. Straight up the middle IPA.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a tall tan colored head. Aroma is unique. Spicy and earthy hops clash with pine and floral hops atop sweet malt and caramel. Taste is strong spicy hops, toffee, sweet malt, grains, caramel, citrus fruit, light pine and tea leaves. Body is medium with a strong, creamy carbonation. Ends with more spicy and earthy hops, caramel, Bit O Honey, grains, and fruit notes. Rather tasty. Different than I expected, as well.