Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Nice clear reddish pour with very pleasant nose of malty reddish hop with a wierd spicy note. Flavor is not quite as good, a little stale piney. Not a bad offering. too bad you have to buy a whole mix pack to get it.
thegreenrooster (3170) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a copper with a large whiteb head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some sweetness and some metal. Flavor is sweet malts followed by a minimal hoppyness. This fits into more of a English style IPA but if that’s not what they were going for this is a pretty weak offering.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a very large, dense white head that has staying power. Lacing is also very strong. Aroma is light with grapefruit, citrus, and very light malts. Palate is really smooth and starts with a creamy texture, ending with a sticking finish. Flavors of grapefruit but subtle and a nicely balanced bitter finish. May be a perfect session beer!
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from the bottle. The hopps are over-powering. Strong, bitter and malty aftertaste.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.49/12 oz. HEB Alon. San Antonio, TX. A reddish-orange beer with a pretty good head that slowly falls. Well carbonated. The aroma was mildly grassy, and musty. The taste was a moderately hooped IPA that had some minor grassy tones but was a real boring beer. If you are looking for a hopped up American IPA look elsewhere.
lawman834 (214) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a summer sampler bought at a HEB in San Antonio and poured into a pint glass.
Pours a dark bronze with a thin white head. Smells primarily of caramel malts with a hint of citrus and pine. The taste is a bit weak and thin for an IPA. There is a light floral and citrus hint up front and and a decent hop bite on the finish, but it just isn’t that impressive for an IPA. I KNOW that Boston Beer can do better. I think they are aiming to reel in more and more people to the craft brew movement (which isn’t such a bad thing). This would be more of an impressive beer to an un-initiated BMC drinker.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish-copper color with a billowy head. Flowery hop pellet aroma with some honey notes. Sweet hop tangy notes reminiscent of an ipa just a little subdued. The hops leave a dry clove like flavor on the palate. If you want a not so crazy hopped up ipa this is it.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You’re not a sucker, are you sir?
Oh, heavens no!
well good, cuz if you were i’d have to ask you to leave...
bought a case just to try this, was pretty happy with it.. Ja... I am a new tie vearink. .. Pours a caramel gold, medium foam .. .
i’m just mad all the time.. . light pine and resin flavors, light similar aromas .. . Seymour! are you looking at naked ladies? .. . goes down smooth, but needs more.. . this should their pale ale, and then boost this up! .. .
Why did you think a balloon would stop them?
Shut up! That’s why!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, esters, and hops. Fairly clean finish. Maybe just a tad too sweet. Medium body. A nice IPA.
fidelis83 (1907) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale amber with a 2 finger somewhat chunky off white head that looks wonderful in this Sam Adams tulip/pint/whatever they call it glass. Aroma is pine, biscuit, sweet citrus, floral honey and a general fruity tone. Flavor is burnt sugar, pine, toast, light tropical fruit, grass and a sweet and bitter citrus finish. Theres also an odd mollasses kind of note in there that I really can’t pin down and sort of comes and goes, dunno maybe I’m crazy. Palate is fairly light bodied, a little slick on entry, creamy in the middle and a little washed out toward the finish by a very active, tight but sharp carbonation. Enjoyable and interesting stuff, just not that great.