jgb9348 (4924) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, hazy deep copper and amber coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, passionfruit, pine and a good deal of malt to accompany those hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and resinous flavour from the hops up front with a lot of malt backbone and some subtle apricot and caster sugar sweetness near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of earth and hops, but also some graham crackers, yeast, apples and quite a bit of floral and nutty hops. Overall, a nicely balanced East Coast (without a doubt) IPA with a lot of hop character and that rich malt backbone to show its not from the West Coast. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 01-November-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-February-2015.
dhatton (97) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden body with tint of orange. Off-white head with some lacing. Scents of tropical fruits, pepper, and pine. Taste is similar to the aroma, however, there’s an underlying maltiness present. Bitter, dry finish that wasn’t as crisp as I would’ve liked.
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a half finger white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of floral hops, citrus, pine, grassy hops, and done light sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some light tropical fruit and peach notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a decently tasty, slighty above average ipa.
klk343 (93) - - JAN 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow orange. Definitely bitter hop flavor. Slightly burnt. Some flower flavors too.
obguthr (4224) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lilly and marigold nose, good strength. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Strong lilly, marigold, and daffodil flavor. Ash finish, once the aspirin bitterness fades off. Medium body, resinous, moderate carbonation, alcohol is noticeable. Well-hopped, but unbalanced. A bit much too much. If you’re looking for insane floral hoppiness, go nuts with this one.
bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent copper into the glass, with a wispy head that leaves little lacing. The nose is of spruce-pine. Flavors are hop-forward, piney bitterness throughout, with a slightly underbalanced malt backbone. Orange, grapefruit, citrus zest and peel notes combine with a deeply lingering bitter pine finish that features a touch of alcohol sting. The lack of a well-balanced malt contingency lends to a "hop tea" feel, detracting from the complexity somewhat. The medium body and resinous mouthfeel really accentuate the IBU’s present. Hopheads rejoice? Yes, but with the caveat that a truly top-tier IPA would also consider the substantive balance to round the offering out a bit more.
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy peach with a full rocky head in the glass. Lotsa lacing. Christmas beer from Mom. Go wegmans mixed sixer! Pulled nose of lightly hop enshrouded malts. Full body of sweet malts. Light finish of hop. Pennsylvania hippies can make some beer.
Braudog (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, almost amber, mostly cloudy. Sticky but really thin head. Subtle aroma, but a decently full flavor of a good classic malt backdrop and a a metallic hop burn in the finish. (#5814, 10/12/2014)
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy, copper in color, nice off white head and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and citrus fruit. Taste is bitter and hoppy, some citrus fruit notes and a trace of malts toward the end. OK IPA.
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy orange pour. Strong grapefruit aroma. Citrus, bitter hops and such, pretty high powered for not super high ABV