Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, floral hops and mild toasted malts. The taste is herbal, citrus hops and toasted malts. Medium bodied. Nice.
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear golden with no head or lacing. aroma is sweet with notes of white grapes and caramel. taste is sweet as well with notes of caramel, melon and pine. finish is sticky.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber copper with small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, slight citrus, and solid caramel malt. Flavor matches well with a great balance and a very slight mineral metallic taste very late in the aftertaste. Very solid offering and quite happy that I picked it up.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. moderate hops and mild malt with dry finish. didnít seem as british as many other english ipas.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Pours a clear amber, deep orange. Medium white foam. Okay to weak retention. Nose is cheesy, sharp lemon verbena, sugary grapefruit candies. Taste is stickier specialty malts, harsher astringency. Tea tannic finish. Showing all my pet peeves for this style.
beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Hazy amber color with a small off white head.
Earthy nose, with light caramel, faint nuts and fresh grain.
Juicy malt, medium bitterness, nice fruity notes and pleasant nuttiness.
Medium bodied, not very dry, well balanced. OK
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a decent head. Standard hoppiness, medium body, moderate bitter finish with no sharpness. Overall good.
pianotu (65) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very balanced and satisfying IPA--I wished for more piney nose but it's hard to complain about it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a Clear amber with a white head. Aromas of very light hops, watery caramel. Taste is slightly bitter, followed by some toffee and caramel sweetness. Not impressed at all. New York is fail so far tonight.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, spicy hops and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.