AT7000 (4) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as horrid as I thought it would be. I guess that is not saying much. Nice bitter finish. Now I will go on a mini rant- What is up with Sam Adams and all the fruit and spice and junk they add to beer? This beer has in it-
Special Ingredients: Orange peel, coriander, and apricots.
Opening up Mom’s Spice Rack and throwing in spices and fruits, is cheating. Any decent BrewMaster should get those flavors via the correct selection of hop varieties and yeast strains. I think I know what is up with this- It is a marketing tactic. Middle and Upper-Class, Americans, who can afford premium products, like "flavored crap." I buy freshly harvested Olive Oil in a boutique "Olive Oil shop." 90% of the oils are flavored, and apparently one of the few who by the traditional stuff. Same in Teavana, every time I go in there, they push 20 flavored teas, before a tell them to go shove it, and I buy plain green tea. There are also flavored coffees and the like. People who are true connoisseurs and experts, don’t fall for such stupid gimmicks. Real Brewmasters have been flavors out of beer, which resemble pine, particular spices, citrus and citrus peel, bananas, tropical fruits, for centuries, without dumping these actual substances into the brew. Sam Adams gets no respect from me, for using such sleazy sales methods and gimmicks.
Godofthecellar (547) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
smell is awesome, citrus and stone fruit all the way. Flavor is too hop forward, and the hops didnt resinate well to me. I love hop bombs but this was bordering the line of just plain awful
trapped (560) - TURKEY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright yellow with spongy white head, a bit hazy apperance, grass aroma, strong hops taste, high carbonation, long bitter finish. Nice IPA although a bit too sharp
carlb (105) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy amber gold with a 2-inch creamy off-white head. The head settled rapidly to an 1/8 inch. Looks like a wheat-ale but the nose has a strong hop presence. Some suggestion of citrus and apricot does break through the hop. Medium-light body with significant bitter hops on the palate. The palate suggests neither IPA nor Witbier. My palate is confused, but that may be the intent. It is very short with only a very slight lingering of sweet malt. Very nice Belgian lace does form.
firefly765 (68) - - MAR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle pours a cloudy white with a white head that lasts. Very nice citrus grapefruit aroma. Taste is strait bittering hops with a little bit of grapefruit flavor not much in the way of flavoring hops. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Definitely not a top-tier I PA
Bcoble003 (236) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this refreshing brew is definitely on the citrus side. it has no aroma but has the taste of everything.
berkshirejohn (4121) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. Hazy amber with a thin white head; grapefruit aroma; grapefruit taste with a fair hoppiness and a grainy body; then a dry finish. A pleasant enough IPA.
joejames (29) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with one finger head, decent lacing. Fruity nose. Tastes of fruit, herbs and citrus, moderately hoppy. Body is somewhat light. Finishes dry with mild lingering bitterness. It’s OK.
agl108 (712) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy light orange. Thin. Floral nose and flowery flavor as well with light grass and touch of sweet apricot and coriander. Forgettable.
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from a business trip to Toledo, 2/25/2014, 12fl oz, 5.8% a/v
Nice copper colour, thin offwhite head and an arome of citrusy and piney hops. Taste is much the same, citrus and pine hops, a bit of fruity notes, and a decent malt backbone. A rich beer in all. Palate is sweet and the hoppy notes stick around.
coyforce (462) - Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good mass-produced IPA. Light on the hops, but very smooth. Aroma is light hops and aftertaste is consistently smooth.