jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Buffalo Wild Wings, Charlottesville. Deep gold with a medium white head. Tree bark, moderate grapefruit meat. Bread. The taste is more graprefruit. Moderate dirty hops. Light pepper. A bit tinny, hints of detergent. Possibly a dirty glass. Medium body, soft carbonation. Solid.
hfmejias (731) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, orange in color, big white head and nice lacing over the glass. Quite hoppy on the nose (citrus fruit and pine notes). Taste is well balanced hop and malts work quite well together, a tad bitter and with a dry finish but overall very nice and enjoyable. Very good beer...
matty (197) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a clear dark gold color with a white head that settles to a film leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is hops - mainly citrus with some pine notes. Medium body, the hops meld nicely with the malts. The finish is on the dry side and the pine notes come out more now. Not bad!
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HuskerTan (498) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Citrus, hoppy, floral.
A- Orangish color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Hoppy, mild lemon and grapefruit tones, bitter, slightly sweet.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A decent blend of hops and citrus flavors. A little piney and not overly bitter. I just canít seem to grasp where this flavor is going. Good, but all over the place.
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hop notes with moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange zest/rind, lemon zest, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop and moderate malt flavors; with almost balanced malt/bitterness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. Good complexity of hop flavors with moderately balanced malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Frank (2887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This shitís legit. It is one of those beers that makes you want to grab Sam Adams personally (Sam Adams is what I call Greg Koch) and be like stop brewing all that shit and focus on the few good brews you make. I will drink this or Noble Pils every day of the damn week and yet half the garbage I get from this brewery is undrinkable nonsense. In any case, this is a very dry, hoppy and drinkable IPA. My only complain is the hops in the nose arenít bright and lively enough for my liking. This said, it is well balanced, bitter but not harsh and completely clean and very obviously brewed w/ the kind of process control only a large brewer can provide. Objectively, this is a really great example of the style and it drinks pretty good too.
miyauchi38 (244) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A quite nice ipa! Good dark gold pour w/ a big white head that leaves a ol of lacing. The aroma is lightly full of hops. The taste is clean, crisp, & well balanced. Thereís a good hop presence throughout & itís easy on GB palate. Good effort from Sam!
mel823 (1) - - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I kept tasting twomenís bathroom deodorizer. This was the worst IPA I ever had.
bookman10 (642) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden yellow, with small head. Aroma has some grassiness, some citrus. Flavor is also a grassy-citrus mix, with sweet malt undertones. Not a bad stab at an IPA by a larger brewery.