Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a light colored amber brown with a decent transparency. Carbonation was seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a white foamy head that started to dissipate after/about less than about fifty seconds.
The smell had some bitter piney hops intertwined with caramel malts.
The taste was sharp and bitter and only as it warmed, the malts started to come out.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body - so it gives a fairly sessionable aspect to it. Harsh carbonation is good for the style.
Overall, good AIPA by FX/Matt brewing company, and I would say its worthy of having again.
Darkmagus82 (2005) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA reviewed on 1-25-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance - A golden color; a bit lighter then the traditional IPA of ~ the same abv, which forms a foamy head that fades quite fast leaving a small amount of foam that persists throughout the drinking experience.
Smell - A citrus mixed with hay-like and floral aroma. Not super strong, but a nice blend none the less.
Taste - A very small amount of sweet maltiness first meets the tongue, but is then dominated and highly overpowered by a bitter citrus flavor of lemon and grapefruit which then go on to dominate the flavor profile.
Mouthfeel - A moderate mouthfeel. Nothing special, but not bad. Easy to drink.
Overall - Not a bat beer. If you are feeling something a little more bitter not a bad choice.
Beerhunter111 (10472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig hopfig, stark malzig.
Guerde (1218) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle from UDBeernut for Krampus) Pours a semi-hazy orange/copper color with a very thin white head that leaves a thin film. Aroma is mildly hoppy, with some orange, maybe pine, caramel, and an off smell that I can’t quite place. Maybe dill? Taste is kind of a biscuit-caramel sweetness mixed with a minerally flavor and light hits of orange and bitter hops. Not really much else there. It’s not offensive, but it’s not really much of anything. Overall a middling IPA.
Atom (1775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via BoostIPA for Krampus pours a clear copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is very muted faded caramel malt and regurgitated hop spice. Very mild light taste of non distinct hop spice same goes for the malt profile. IPA Light? Not much as far a flavor, might be sessionable on a hot day, certainly not offensive.
Coltreppe (5) - potenza, ITALY - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not one of the best American IPA in circulation, good color and the foam is washed out but then the taste without persistence and notes with palatati monotonous and unpleasant
nittanytide (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep gold, with a thin white head. Faint floral aroma. Watery mouth feel. Taste is mostly grass, but somewhat lacking.
Tstamba (424) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle, no date. Clear light amber white rapidly dissipating white head. Funky smell... Not much hop action, unbalanced, funny aftertaste... May be past it’s prime? Meh... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Malty, Mild Floral
T: Malty, Cascade Hops
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty boring IPA with a definite cascade hops nose and taste but nothing else.
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear amber with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is all caramel and citrus.. no hop profile at all. The taste is dry, medium bitter, unbalanced, and unenjoyable.