ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear pale copper color with a small off-white head that settles into a light ring. Resinous pine and ripe citrus orange hop aromas with sweet caramel malt in the background. Pine hop flavors are dominant throughout. Ripe citrus orange and pungent floral hop flavors up front and thru the middle with a sweet caramel malt bacbone. Finishes with a lingering pine hop bitterness. Creamy smooth body with rich carbonation.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours perfectly clear gold with a moderate, creamy head. Nose has dry hay, husky grains, dry orange and various stone fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with melon and peach, some bitter citrus rind and pine, touches of bubblegum. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Not warming on the finish but does provide some boost, along with further melon, light bread, peach, orange and pine. Nothing wrong here.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with medium khaki head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Medium body with malt richness upfront with some hop bitterness and a dry finish.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours deep caramel and amber, bordering on brown, with small white head a little lacing. aroma of minerals and grapefruit. tastes of oranges and caramel with tart bitterness. silky palate, well bodied.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cloudy amber orange with no head. Very malty aroma. First sip is malt. There is hop presence, but this by far the maltiest "ipa" I’ve ever had. Finish is vanilla and toffee. I cant say i care for this beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours copper with two finger white head. Excellent lacing. Fruity floral on the nose, citrus, biscuit. Moderately bitter. Light crispness. A little astringent as it warms up.
closey22 (1523) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with lacy offwhite head; slight hops aroma; rich sweet and hoppy flavor with notes of brown sugar maple syrup; feels medium to thick and silky creamy; finishes dry and bitter with some spicy hop notes
superspak (4391) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/23/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, floral, caramel, toast, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, caramel, brown bread, toast, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop and malt flavors with light yeast fruitiness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English IPA style. Nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice sweet hop note to it with grapefruit goodness within. Not a real big malt characteristic but the fruity hops is good enough for me. Appearance is a golden color with just a hint of amber hue and a large white head that lingers. Taste is really nice and balanced nice up front hop punch with a more subtle malt coming through and the backing. Palate has got a lingering pine note from the hops and a little bit of the malt. Overall, Really balanced and well made brew in my honest opinion. Cheers!
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, herbal notes, and faint grass. It pours a transparent copper with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light -moderate caramel with a touch of fruit. The finish has some herbal notes, grassy hops, and a touch of spice. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.