DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Poured hazy dark straw with off-white head that laced well. Nose was bready caramel malt, tropical fruit, including grapefruit and pineapple, Tastes hoppy, with bready caramel malt, resiny hops, tropical fruit, and a bitter finish.
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus, tropical malts, pale malts and a bit of caramel. The taste is tropical, citrus hops, pale malts, mild caramel. Medium bodied, bright lingering citrus and lingering bitterness. Good balance. Nice balance.
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Pulled a hazy orange copper with a frothy white head. Lots of lace. Nice balanced hoppy bite off the top. Burnt oranges. Juniper. Bamboo shoots. Boozy chanterelles. Nice dry finish.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 472/1044 .. . a rather unique feeling beer .. . hazed gold .. great foam aspects .. . yeast, straw, bisciut, and mild grassy hops .. . light mouth, quick grimey finish .. . not bad but lacks complexity .. . . how fast can you throw?
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours amber gold, think white cap of white, leaving behind tremendous lacing.
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit essence, apricot preserves.
Taste: A nice mouthful of piney American hops. Some fruitiness. Subtly sweet malt and toasted malts. Finishes with earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, average carbonation.
Overall: For not being my preferred type of IPA, this is very tasty and very fresh. Not many people outside of Portsmouth Brewing got to try batch 1 last year, so I am very glad they did this beer on a slightly larger run.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone. Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Clean honey and citrus hops aroma. Big sweet orange and grapefruit taste with an earthy bitter finish and lingering hops perfume on the far back end. Silky medium bodied palate.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Slightly hazy golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity flowers. Taste is citrus and sweet fruit. Nice.
jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Beer Run. Medium amber pour with a small head. The nose is strong marmalade, orange. Toast. Burnt caramel sweetness. The taste is moderately bitter, quite sweet. Earthy hops, somewhat woody. More marmalade. A bit hot in the finish. Full body, fine carbonation. Fine, not that memorable.
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent IPA.
AirForceHops (3178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Three Penny Taproom. Deep hazy gold in color thick frothy head. Nose is floral, pine and citrus notes. Taste starts with pine then the bready malt makes itself known. The pine comes through in the finish with hints of passion fruit. The bitterness is slightly lingering and light resin. Dry texture. Pretty decent.