Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the Sixth Day of Christmas the beer Gods gave to me... a local IPA. Pours an orange color with an amber hue. Aroma of hop spice, citrus, and caramel. Has a light sweet taste with grassy notes and a caramel finish. Not complete. Grassy but not resiny. Light feel. Needs something. More malt. More body. Something.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can via trade with DrSilverworm - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head that lasts. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is pine, herbs, and light citrus. Flavor is floral and light citrus hops with the addition of some light malt sweetness. Finish is smooth and not too bitter. Medium body. A very good beer. Thanks Chris.
jbruner (3989) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with frothy white head that dissipates to leave great lacing. Aroma of slight grapefruit and earthiness from the hops. Taste is thin too, but mostly hops, a bit of english pale malts. Decent, nothing to write home about.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured an orange amber in color with a covering of off white head. Aroma has sweet fruit, pine resins, decent malt level, and some sweet perfume. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor brings in some bitterness, resins, sweet fruits, grains, and a well rounded supporting malt core.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. The look is clear, orange pumpkin pie colored, and has a lacy off white head. The smell is piney, hops, caramel, some grapefruit, and citrus. The taste is a decent crisp lingering bitterness, caramel, fruit, and hops.
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of mango, pine-apple and sweet oranges.
Appearance: A clouded amber colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting of sweet toffee, tropical marmalade, apple seeds and peel, allspice.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: A good well balanced east coast AIPA.
Note: Can 470 ml a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-12-08.
Christpuncher (2793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent American pale ale. Has a nice bite of hops and just enough fruit taste. Goes down smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with orange highlights, thick off-white head. Plentiful hops in the nose, well mixed. Pleasantly bitter. Carmel malt and a variety of hops play well together through the middle. Nice sharp hop bite on the way out. Is this what the docks of Southampton smelled like awhile back? I hope so.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and pine, comes off as a basic pale ale with some spicy yeasty notes. Medium amber, very lacy. Taste is citrus bitter, not knotty like the Resin, and sweet in equal parts malt and yeast. Very dry, medium body. Shared with family, well received all around.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 16oz can, best by February 17, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours hazy copper with a two finger white head that leaves clumpy drippy webs of lacing.
Unique aroma features big pine, peach/apricot, mango, spice, banana, caramel and bread, estery, wheat like, interesting as it comes across as a wheat IPA or Belgian IPA, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for. Very good strength in the aroma.
Flavor follows suit, pine, apricot, spice, fruity, rather malty with a strong caramel backbone, bready, some alcohol, mild sweetness, decent bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.
Interesting IPA. Give it credit for being unique, although far from my favorite in the style.