artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I usually don’t enjoy IPAs unless they are very tasty. This was one of those IPAs.
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce can purchased from Bark’s Beer Cave in Plattsburgh. The aroma is mosly piney with some hempy notes and light candi sugars. Nicely aromatic. Moderately hazy, unfiltered copper-golden body with a yellowish head. Why is this IPA unfiltered. I hate that. Starts piney and a little floral before it becomes more herbal in the middle. Oily mouthfeel that almost seems to be diacetyl. Finishes with herbal and bitter hops. Not really exceptional, but good enough.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Long description I don’t feel like reading before football game. Dark amber with minimal head. Strong hop with a weird wild funky edge. Thin with a weird crazy malt profile and a funky hopness.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Four pack of 16 oz cans, purchased @ Smiley’s, Dover, NH. Used shaker glass. Amber color with orange hue. Light retention. Bold citrus hops and a bit of resin in the nose. Sweet malt balances the hops REAL nice in the taste. Mouthfeel has a very oily texture. Kind of average IPA, DON’T turn it down if offered or if you can get it on tap BUT, nothing you really need to seek out. For me the finish is a bit harsh. (a strange spice)
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy deep gold under a tall, sticky off-white head.
Thick juicy malt aroma along with spicy herbal hops notes.
The flavor is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness, but the hop presence is the stronger of the two by a slight amount. Nice bitter dryness in the finish.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very earthy, almost weed aroma. pretty good IPA though. lots of fruity hops throughout
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light body but bright citrus nose and strong bitter finish. Pleasant but little here that will keep me coming back for more.
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can. Best before: 02/14/12. A hazy amber pour with a thick and fluffy beige head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. A resiny aroma full of pine trees, grapefruits, sour lemons, citrus rinds, and some caramel maltiness. Medium body. Some semi-sweet caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise. Biscuity/doughy qualities in the middle with some spiciness. A dry finish with plenty of bittering citrus fruits. A tad sour at the end. A bit of a strange soapy/oily essence throughout.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...not terrible but very average IPA. Aroma was pretty good. Grassy, lemon and dank grapefruit. Not very big but very noticeable. Pour was a cloudy light orange with a one finger white head. Taste was average. Medium mouth feel with not much substance. Started out nice. Bitter, grassy hops with not much malt to balance it out. The problem comes as it warms. The carbonation was gone before I finished the beer and the hoppiness gave way to a weird gasoline flavor. Very thin and watery. Weird.
sailracer (389) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Has a nice citrus/grapefruit flavor with a medium hop bitterness. Pretty good overall.