chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Served up a clear, very dark (for an IPA) amber body with small tan fizzy head the disappeared quickly. Persistent lacing.
Smell: Toasted grain with caramel and tomato paste (weird, I know). Like pink grapefruit with sugar on top. A touch of earthy spiciness.
Taste: A big start of malty breadiness, that RAPIDLY turns to grapefruit. Aftertaste is like a pleasant mixture of bitterness with caramel. Like those caramel apples dipped when the caramel is too hot, leaving only a thin film of caramel over the bitter skin of the apple. Heavy bitterness on the metallic finish with some enduring bitterness. Overall, the effect is like a massively hopped scotch ale.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Texture is smooth.
Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. A very interesting combination. Reminds me a little of Lagunitas Censored Ale (which I very much like as well.)
rondphoto (4053) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Liquor Barn / Lexington KY --- Nice aroma of caramel malt and a little fruit. Hazy amber brown color, heavy beige head that never gets out of the way, clouds of lace. Taste is robust caramel malt that has a little fruit, riding medium fizz to a finish that mixes malt and hops. Much more understated hops than I anticipated, but still a remarkable brew.
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a tan head. Aroma is dark frits, caramel, some hops. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malt and piney hops bitterness. Roasted malt and hoppy bitterness aftertaste.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Ruby color with a foamy tan head. As an IPA, you’d expect that pine/citrus hops would be the stars of the show, but they’re understudy to the rich lightly roasted malts. I’d swear this was a mild Stout or Porter by the scent. Sweet, doughy, yes, some toffee and lightly burnt toast with mild earthy hops giving a bitter follow. Has a smooth feel with light carbonation, I’d never guess this was an IPA in a blind tasting. Another solid offering from Boston Brewing!
dlihcsnatas (616) - Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very dark amber brew with a tan head and smells of toffee. Taste is up front with toffee but then there is the citrus and herbal flavors that mess that up. Nope not a fan. Not sure why the fad right now is to take something that is NOT an IPA and try to make it one.
Aggiebob (758) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear red ale with beige head and lacing. The aroma was roasted malt and some citrus. Flavor was grapefruit, toffee, caramel and a light pine. The finish was slightly bitter.
Troupis (215) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I appreciate that it's a unique IPA and has a unique hop with an intentional malt. However, it's just not that tasty/drinkable even though taste-filled.
In a bottle in SoCal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Quick3Beers (941) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A weirdly malty IPA, lots of grapefruit in the nose and something else I couldn’t quite pick out, very familiar and nostalgic. Good beer.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy Dark Red Amber Color, Medium Head, Light Thin Lacing. Faint Floral Hop Aroma. Malt, Floral Hop, Moderate Bitter. Better Than Their Regular Lineup but not Really Up To Par With Good Little Guys. OK.
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. like the grumpy monk, and like most Sam Adams beers - pretty underwhelming. A macro trying to make a micro.