pmosetc (12) - - MAY 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Gold with minimal head. Light hoppy/floral scent. Bitter, but with a nice malt/rye aftertaste.
LowBrau (74) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold, minimal head. Quite bitter, especially the first sip. Floral nose. Medium-bodied, very bubbly, soft mouthfeel. Very hoppy, has a peppery aroma and some malt sweetness with a bitter finish.
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a dark ruby copper with a nice creamy head that laces out slowly. Aroma is all ipa, hops. Taste is a nice bitter hop with a lite malt undertone. Finish is a bitter wash. This is a good ipa.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pure amber, relatively still, little head. Drinks with a nice snap up front. As it settles and warms, it mellows. Has an odd lagery component that my weak palate fails to characterize. Overall, an enjoyable quaff. (#4942, 2/14/2013)
Dacrza (508) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glassware: Yuengling pint; Occasion: O’s?Yanks four-game seriees opens...Appearance: nicely effervescent copper body holds a generous, cloudy two-finger white head that laces quite nicely...Aroma: bright, punchy fragrance--alluring boquet...Palate: thin for an IPA, and fizzy and oily enough to sully the experience....Taste: mildly present; the taste is fleeting and not the spicy, hoppy mix that the label--or the scent--promised!...Overall: lacing nicely at its end, this beer’s promise of a complex, interesting IPA fizzes into a watered-down, albeit comfortable, brew...would not seek it out for an evening....
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Saranac 12 Beers Of Summer variety pack purchased at Sams Club, tasted on August 11, 2012. Medium gold/amber hue, medium white head, moderate bittersweet aroma with rye definitely present with citrus and pine as well, moderate to strong with some peppery taste, rye malt a good foil for the hops. Unlike Saranac’s unwisely named Session IPA, I could see drinking this at a session. Beer drinkers pick their own session brews, Matt.
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty run of the mill IPA with a bit of a rye bite. It’s okay, but nothing special. Very drinkable.
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27 Oct 2012, bottle. yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. i expected it to be a shade darker. nose is faint lemon rind and red fruit or sweet flowers. med body and mildly fizzy. rye flavor comes out in the flavor. not big rye flavor, just a bit of a bite. otherwise, just an average mild ipa.
Tac (117) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent white head. Aroma of some citrus and herbs. Taste is some honey, slightly bitter. Quite well balanced.
shrubber85 (7555) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Spicy orange malt. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and moderate bitter herbal/quinine flavor. Light body. Didn’t get any rye out of this - disappointing.