jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy light golden color with a filmy head. Tons of floaters! Citrus, grassy hops, yeast on the nose. Heavy bitterness. Could use some more malt balance. Good body. Overall, enjoyable for a hop head.
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber color with a tight foamy white head. Fruity, floral aroma with a hint of malt. Flavor is bitter citrus up front with creamy malt and piney hops. Creamy medium to full-bodied palate with a long citrus malt finish. Heavy on the bitterness but a very enjoyable beer.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite enjoyale light citrus with some spicy noble hops. Bitter on the back end is nice with a fair amount of fruitiness.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orangish yellow color with a thick white head that has great retention. The nose has an intense floral, piny aroma. The flavor is faintly malty with an floral, citrusy, piny, bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, well carbonated, and very smooth.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. BB July 2013. (Albertsons) Lafayette, LA.
Hazy golden colour with a big foamy white head.
The intriguing aroma of rubber, sweat, bitter hops and grapefruit.
The flavour is strong hoppy with some fruity, resiny and grapefruity notes. Unfortunately a bit one-dimensional.
fontjt (52) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off I am not a particular fan of IPA’s mainly for the strong hoppy flavor and bitter taste they have. This beer though is a bit of mold breaker on that. It has a caramel color with a cloudy appearance and smells slightly of pine. The hops is not as strong in this one as normal beers are but it still has a good punch of hops compared to most beers. Samuel Adams beers commonly have a lot of carbonation but again a mold breaker this one is very mild on the carbonation giving it a heavier taste. The most interesting thing is the taste of apricots in the beer. Not hiding itself it is present in throughout the whole drink and doesn’t linger much in aftertaste.
Inbreak (1063) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
24.06.2013, tap @ the brewery’s tasting room:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is lots of fresh hops, citrus, leafs, grass, hay, citrus peel. Taste is lots of fresh hops, grass, leafs, hay, citrus peel. Longlasting powerful bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice.
airrick2003 (310) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: a very hazy bronze color, pours with a very thick off white head, head retains well
Aroma: bread, grass, pine, too faint
Taste: spice, pine, bitterness, grain,
Palate: lively c02, bitter aftertaste, leaves mouth wet,
Overall: I wish it had a bit more hop complexity, it's still very good, has some sort of flavor in it I'm having trouble putting my finger on, maybe it's fruit or alcohol it's very subtle
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mattern33 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber cloudy color. Ok initial aroma. Good hop flavor and taste on palate. Good, mild IPA
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy golden orange (good bit of floaties) with two fingers of white head. Nose is a bit muddled, this one may have some age to it. Hop character seems like it could be a touch past its prime OR it’s just clashing with the yeast profile. Both possibilities. Some hop resin comes through. Flavors not too bad. Nice spicy profile working with the hops. Touch of citrus rind and a dry finish.