mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Windy City. Some slightly pungent hops in the nose. There is another scent that I canít place. Quite carbonated. Dry, sharp hop character. Quick finish. Decent IPA. dough,
pras (351) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma. Golden orange appearance. Taste is hops throughout with a floral note (not just a cute name!). Very nice flavor.
thomas15 (588) - USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resinous hop aroma. Floral for sure. Orange rind, pepper,grapefruit and back end pine. Red gold. White ring. Initial sweetness that become fruity bitter. AveragE iPa with an above average aroma.
thicksuds (372) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely tasting the floral aspect from this one, another solid IPA from SN, what they do best, light and crisp and loaded with floral hops, slightly bitter, and slight citrus flavor as well. Comes as advertised, solid offering from the 2012 mix pack, starts out well for me.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/8/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. It would be a clear light amber/orange pour, but under the light thereís definitely particulates floating about. Floral and earthy aroma with plenty of hop bitterness as well as citrus. Bitter hop flavor, slightly sweet, with biscuits and caramel, and it lingers floral and dry. Not bad.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-copper color with white head. Only a slightly perfume-like, mostly citrus hop aroma. Pretty sweet overall. Flavor is a semi-astringent citrus bitterness, light caramel backbone in the middle, and finishing with a citrus to pine flavor. Solid.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Beer Camp sampler, from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color wirth a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Intensely herbal hop aroma, spicy hops and a faint floral finish. The taste is caramel malts with a bitter herbal and minty hop finish. Medium bodied. Interesting but not really my thing.
LeftCoastRider (108) - , Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light orange color, big head, and a strong aroma of spruce. Taste of pine and citrus. Although it seems like this ale will have massive hops, they are rather muted. A pleasant and easy to drink IPA, but not an outstanding one.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Light pine, fruity flower petals, caramel candies, light straw aroma. Moderately bitter, mildly sweet with bready yeast finish. Solid.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 2012 Beer Camp Variety Pack, purchased at Whole Foods in Milwaukee. Pours a deep amber color with an off white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, maybe a little floral, the rose hips and petals I guess. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, cereal, pine hops, some bitterness, a little grapefruit, some floral, with a light bitter finish that lingers for a while. Pretty tasty IPA. Not sure how much the rose hips and petals are doing, but they are a little noticeable.