hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Amber pour with an off white head. I smelled the floral hops as soon as I popped the cap. Toasted floral hops with citrus. Some earthy and caramel in the tastes too.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-copper coilor. Thin, steady off-white/beige head. Respectable piny grapefruit aroma. A pretty decent old school style IIPA, not of resinous hops, and big chewy malts. Kind of earthy, lemony...like Sam Adams just had to get certain flavors in. Hollow, watery body, even though it has a big, sticky flavor. Not bad, but not impressive either.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a large creamy/soapy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy pine, grapefruit, lemon and faint perfumey and floral hops. The flavor was tang and sweet caramel, pine, perfume, floral hops, pepper and lemon. Long pepper, pine and grapefruit finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
djroehler (272) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red amber, two finger white foam head. Big aroma, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, some malt. Taste is big and crazy. Lemon, lime, pear, vanilla, toasty malt, yeast, big pine bite. Body is rather big, and carbonation light. A little off balance.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This smells fantastic! Quite tasty. Has enought malts that itís actually a bit on the heavy side, yet the flavor is great. I could drink a lot of these. Perhaps the best "Sam Adams" IPA.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. a clear bronze beer with a small head. a lot of pine and citrus in aroma. incredibly malty for the style with caramel, toast and even some mild chocolate that provides balance and battles back against what iím sure is an aggressive hop addition. the malts smooth out the palate and it washes down without any biting bitterness in the finish. medium to full bodied. its a different 2ipa for a change, however iíve had beers like this classified under american strongs on this site before.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Orange, caramel malt, earthy piney hops aroma. Deep amber with a large yellowed ivory head. Metallic, caramel malt, orange peel, charred toast, and earthy piney hops flavor. Full sticky body, soft carbonation.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a reddish brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is a spicy rye but I donít think it was used. I also get a ok piney hop. Flavor is a nice hoppy resin with a heavy sweet malt presence. Finish is again very sweet with a little hop resin left on the tounge. This was decent but a bit heavy and sweet. Best of this years longshot pack.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper hue with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is pine, hop resins, caramel and citrus. Taste is big caramel, chewy malt notes, pine, citrus, hop resins and floral notes. Body is medium and rather chewy with a strong, dense carbonation. Ends with more pine resin, citrus, big caramel, toasted malt, floral and earthy hops and light spicy hops. Tasty!
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 12oz bottle, courtesy of Boston Beer. Thanks! Pours a hazy, deep golden-orange color; off-white head with modest retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of lightly oxidized caramel and crystal malts in the aroma; pine and citrus bitterness, though the crystal malts take center stage. Medium-full body; fine-bubbled, medium co2; sufficient core bitterness, focusing on citrus and pine, though the overall profile is muddled by hefty additions of crystal malts and a bit of oxidation/stale malts; this could have been a better beer, given the hops present, but the muddled core complicates things. Lasting finish of sugar and crystalline sweetness.