lawman834 (230) - Texas, 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 (5935) - .....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 (2003) - 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.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I gotta start buyin some Sam Adams man. Light orange amber with forever lasting head. Light hoppy and fruity sweet nose. Taste is same. Sharp hoppy and light mango tropical fruity. Better than the other macros. Glad to find this in my buddy’s cooler when he bought the mixed box.
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeah, I bought a Sam Adams Mix pack to get this one rating. What of it? You got a problem with that? Anyway, did I miss some announcement that Sam Adams is going to be doing some sort of hop series? First the Noble Pils with all 5 Noble Hops, then this with hops from the same latitude. Kinda cool, I guess. Very earthy and some pine, kind of muddled, though. Nothing really stands out or "pops", so to speak. Tasty, but not particularly unique.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a cream head. nose is caramel, hops, and light esters. decent on the palate, faded hops, caramel, faint esters, and a slightly bitter finish.
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a straw color and a small white head. Aroma of hops and hint of caramel. Taste is very sweet for an IPA with less of the citric acidity, and watery in the finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark clear copper color, medium white head, quite lacy. lots of citric hops and some mild malt in the nose. flavor is a sweet malt backbone with a medium hop bite. a touch too mild. medium bodied, dry finish. a rather uninspiring IPA, not bad, but not exciting enough to seek out. part of a sample case bought from sam’s club in matteson.