DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Light yellow/brown pour, little carbonation and an aroma of orange and bitters. Flavor is also more bitters which seems to overpower the malt presence. Very biting aftertaste, and also extremely enjoyable!
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 16 ounce can, best by Sept. 29, 2011. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. A lot of lacing sticks to the glass as you drink. Aromas of pine, orange, grapefruit, and caramel. Standard IPA aromas here, good strength as well. Taste of big orange, grapefruit, caramel, pine, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus and pine flavors. Very nice balance as well with nice citrus and caramel sweetness in the front and a bitterness on the finish that is nice, but not overpowering. Medium carbonation and body. No alcohol in the taste or finish noticed. Very smooth drinkability and smoothness as well. Overall this is an excellent IPA, very drinkable stuff.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Greg. Aroma has big notes of orange peel, lemon, lots of sweet citrus with a slightly biscuity note. Taste is lots of orange, lemon, grapefuit, with a slight caramel middle with a very nice bitter finish. Great IPA, sweet but has great tastes.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft. Aroma taste and everything else is E.K. Goldings. I dont personally think this is an IPA hop as it doesnt have the flavor to be a standalone hop in a hop forward beer. The beer basically tasted and smelled like what you would expect the old water at the bottom of your christmas tree stand come January 15th to taste like. If you really like east coast IPAs maybe you will get something out of this spruce bomb but it wasnt for me at all.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy orange copper with white head. Aromas of caramel, flower, citrus, herb, grass. Flavors of caramel, biscuit, herb, flower, citrus. Balanced finish. Medium-full body with thick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Far too much east Kent Golding. Tastes like weed and pine trees. I lik citrus flavors none here. That’s just personal preference
dchmela (2541) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 16oz can, thanks to Tom (tgncc). Pours a nice clear gold with a thin white head. Smooth crisp malt, hint of caramel malt and lot citrus and pine ho bitterness that coats the tongue. Aroma is big pine, earthy hops that are very resiny and with a hint of citrus. Big sticky hop glass of joy, good stuff.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz Can. Really, an English-style IPA? Who wants that? I don’t. What this beer made me miss was a good Bells hopwork or a standard California IPA. Too much malt, too sugary, too sweet. The hop flavors were grassy, herbal, and just a bit too catty and confused. I guess it accomplishes what it set out to do, but I’m not enjoying it, so I’ll move on.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to EzAnt. Pours out a moderate golden color with a nice two finger head. Aroma is of light citrus, grass and light malty notes. Taste is of some bready malts, citrusy hops, grass and some light caramel. Solid beer, but just really not a fan of English IPAs
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say its well made and true to the style of a English IPA which has a tea like bitter overtone and the malty backdrop is my favorite piece here. I should have saved one for my wife but she’s in the UK which is trying to replicate west coast ipas. Otherwise this beer relies a lot on a hop which can be a bit pungent. There is a reason other ipas have shined into prominence. This one can be a bit musty, has a bitterness that is more dandelion than citrus and the aroma mirrors the flavor (same hop?).