warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a clean copper with a nice off- white head. Nose is caramel with earthy hops and orange zest. A bit of pine and bitter grapefruit. Taste is sweet with a malty breadiness. Plenty of hop bitterness with some mild citrus and underlying earthy hop character. I always liked this one, feel like it's gotten lost in the shuffle of American IPAs over the years.
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from some place in NWA. Deep rust color with a prominent off-white head. Malty smack on the nose. Definite caramel and some sweet Jujyfruit candies. Softer citrus accents. Pretty sweet/tangy flavor. Caramel, burnt brown sugar and lemon peel. White pepper. A bit chewy. Pretty substantial for 6%. Active carbonation. Overall, I think Sam Adams should make a statement of aggression towards Canada and rename this beer 54°40’ IPA. I’m pretty sure I once heard Jim Koch drunkenly growl "you only have that land because we feel sorry for you punks" at the guys from DDC, so I think he’d be on board with the change. When the hell did manifest destiny go out of fashion, anyway?
BrewGoblin (311) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best thing about this brew is the appearance, such a freaking pretty orange copper! After that things go downhill, not to "bad" territory but rather to "who cares?". Pretty bland considering the name stems from the 48th parallel north being a hops growing belt. Really tame citrus hops and really mild caramel malts. The offense I take comes from the safety of this IPA. Not worth buying if you have other IPAs at your disposal.
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy amber into a snifter. One finger head. Hop aromas. Very floral. Taste not as extreme. Grapefruit and hops for sure. Good IPA.
djoeye (1507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vanilla yellowish head, amber body. Scents of fruity hops, cherries, butter and nuts.
Taste; lots of hops, roasted malts, butter, fruits.
Finishes sweet wood and buttery bitter malts. Nice brew!
[35.5cl br sp.btl abv5.9% BB20.07.2014, B@Kvickly, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. It’s is well balanced, but with a nice hop flavor.
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a malty IPA. I am disappointed a bit. It was a blind buy. I expected an aromatic and tasty hops bomb but got a malty and a bit bitter hops IPA. Well this IPA is not my thing at all. More malty than hoppy with a mild bitter hops finish. Drinkable, but if you look for a hoppy and citrusy IPA then this is not the one.
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours amber/copper, nice 2 finger pillow head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of grapefruit, orange peel, toast. Taste is earthy bitter slightly sweet malts. Medium body, lightly carbonated, slight resin mouth feel. Finish is complex bitter, notes of spruce, lemon zest, raisin, herbs and nuts. A different sort of IPA but I like it.
bjakk (345) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden towards brown, yellow foam. Raisins, and malt in the arima. Malt caramel with strong bitterness in the aftertaste, watery.
llkc (400) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: citrus. lime. grapefrugt.
smag: citrus. appelsin sød, svag smag af karamel. gran. .