coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good IPA... Nothing to brag about, but good hop blend and nice malty balance. If you dont care for an IPA, but still want one, here you go.good intro ipa.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is a balance of malts and hops in the aroma. The appearance is amber with a small white head. The flavor also of balanced malts and hops with slightly sweet malts and slow tones of hops at the end. There is a nice medium body and hops settle nice and slowly on the palate.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish amber with a foamy white head. Nice slightly sweet aroma of caramel malt and earthy, flowery hops. The hops definitely take center stage on the flavor, with floral hops immediately noticeable and some citrus coming through later. The malt isn’t completely lost in the flavor. Some caramel still shows through the hops. The finish is hoppy but not too bitter. Overall, one of my favorite offerings from Sam Adams.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Dark copper with a lasting head. Doughy and floury aromawith some earthy hops. Doughy yeasty flavor with some citrus and woody hop flavors. Medium bodied and a little chewy. A predictably lame amber ale dressed up as an ipa.
tim13 (11) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Grandparents. They have a summer variety case and knew I’d want to try this and brought one with when they came to visit.
Unfortunately for this beer, I had it directly after a 90 Minute, so it was always going to be at a disadvantage.
That being said, this is a decent beer. Mellow, English-ish IPA that is certainly drinkable. Relatively tasteless following a 90 Minute but that was to be expected. All in all, a nice offering from a major brewery.
silvorgold (26) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Family brought this up from North Dakota, part of the Brewmaster’s Collection. Very hoppy, aroma is very hoppy. Good amount of head that very slowly diminished. I find it tasty, a bit bitter, but a very respectable India Pale Ale, certainly not the hoppiest beer I’ve ever had, but that’s not a bad thing. Will buy again next time I’m in the US (or if Moosehead, their Canadian distributor, brings it to Canada).
blklab2007 (2066) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle in the mixed sampler pack poured a somewhat red amber in color with a covering of off white head. aroma comes on with dry hops, citrus, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, and some earth. mouth feel coats well and this is heavier than expected. flavor gets medium bitterness, barley wine level hops, a nicely malted base, and a contrasting sweetness. bigger than I had expected and the pronounced dry hops are nice along with a malt body that keeps up.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a deep copper color with a very foamy off white head. Very much an English Ale vs a West Coast IPA - Plenty of earthy, malty aroma with none of the grapefruit/citrus smells. Taste is fairly malty and sweet with caramel. Nice.
SrSilliGose (3283) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
herbal, grainy. light-moderate caramel grape sweetness. enjoyed the pine, herb, earthy hop character. light carbonation. nice enough.
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice floral hop aroma. Dark red color. This has some nice hop bite right away, caramely malt following. A dry hop finish but medium in intensity. Quite tasty; one of my favorite sam adams beers.