tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with a medium slowly diminishing white head that leaves good lacing.
Aroma: Strong pine/resin and orange with caramel, sweetness and cedar-like notes.
Taste: Strong resin, orange and caramel with medium to heavy sweetness, alcohol and harsh bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Oily and resinous mouthfeel. Harsh lingering bitter finish. Itís burning a bit too despite being only 7.3 % abv.
Overall: Like most beers I have tried from Southern Tier, this is completely unbalanced. This IPA is as harsh as some Triple IPA / hoppy Barley Wine. Minimal drinkability and enjoyability. Meh.
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker. Pours slightly hazy deep golden, two finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of pine, tangerine and lemon zest. Taste is nicely balanced hoppy bitter, mildly sweet. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes mostly bitter and dries. Tasting notes of caramel, grapefruit, resin, pine, wheat and grass. I like this, a very well done IPA.
chinchill (3356) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in an Anchor Steam pint glass [from Dec. 2012 notes).
Pours an orange-amber; about as orange as any beer Iíve seen lately. The off-white head is modest in dize but has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Has a noticeable amount of suspended sediment than eventually settles to the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: very fruity, with hints of earthy spiciness and caramel
Taste: fruity flavor, mainly but not exclusively citrus, with plenty of earthy spiciness and a moderate, piney hop hit mid-sip that carries intop the finish and beyond. Malt flavor is present but in the background. The bitterness of the sizable hop load is clearly tempered by the mix of 4 types of malts.
Medium-thin body with adequate carbonation.
O: a very enjoyable and unusally complex Amer. IPA. Recommended!
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color, light lacing, small head, good carbonation. Strong, good aroma. Quality brew, very bitter, quality hops--for the hopheads, goes well with salty foods.
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy juicy flavor Delma 12 oz bottle at home. Clear orange. Hoppy and pleasant. Would do this guy again
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into tulip glass; amber-golden color, some sediment dust, with creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine/citrus hops, light floral note and bready malt sweetness. Taste adds notes of biscuit malt and woody spruce/tropical fruity hop bitterness. Medium-low body, low carbonation, dry, creamy with pine/fruity bitter finish. Solid east coast style IPA.
OKD10 (13) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro version on tap at Proof Brewing Co. 1/9/14. Welllll, since it is a nitro, I have to wait a solid 5 minutes just for the cup of foam to finish settling and reveal a full beer.... still waiting..... FINALLY!!! A: Deep golden orange, with a thick cream head that smothers the rim of the cup. S: Floral, citrus, herbs, fish, grass, typical IPA smell. T: Licked the foam, because I could, and it provided a thick film of metal flavor. Instant taste of sweet vanilla, metal -coin like- bitterness, wheat, continues to become more dry and bitter. Not overwhelming but no distinct flavor as well. Could be altered by the fact that I just ate Chipotle peanuts (oops). O: Iíve had better IPAs that contain a more definite flavor but this is still easy to drink. The nitro aspect makes it smoother than what an average IPA would offer.
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a small frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, spruce tips and sweet caramel malts. Taste is pine, citrus hops, grapefruit and spruce. Complex flavor with a smooth bitterness that?s lightly astringent on the finish.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper with a small white head and a touch of lace. Aroma is pine, resin, tropical fruits, citrus, lightly spicy and some malty notes. Flavour is resin, citrus, pine, medium to high sharp bitterness thatís kinda harsh but not bad and doesnít linger too much, mild alcohol, kinda grainy, and a nice dry finish. Pretty tasty.
coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy/sweet aroma. Light colored with a huge white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Tastes great. Just enough hop bitterness, and that comes through at the very end of each taste. The palate is thick for the style - not watery, very well done.
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