N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle at the Vault in Scranton! Smells of hopiness and a nice roastiness. Has a nice carbonation feel on the tounge but too hop forward to taste much else.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably best east coast IPA around. Perfect to style, big hops but not xxipa. Piny citrus and floral hop balance. Orange color not big head as enough hop aroma shot through. Fresh hop flavor not killer bitter nice lingering hop finish.
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, clear gold with medium white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, bread, citrus and pine. Taste is nicely bitter with underlying fruityness and a long bitter after taste. Nice!
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle form Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: slight white head, golden color, clear, Aroma: heavy pine and caramel, citrus notes with slight alcohol in the back, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: sweet caramel on into pine bitterness with light grass and citrus notes, light alcohol on the back. Overall, pretty enjoyable IPA, very nice.
puboflyons (3119) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I was surprised that I had not rated this before now. Orange-amber pour under a long lasting off-white head. The aromas are more subtle but also have some personality thanks to the grassy, earthy, and light citrus mingling with the toasted pale malts. Light to medium body. Something I did not expect in the taste was this sort of apple or pear flavor among those grassy and citrus hops. Mild lingering bitterness. Easy to drink.
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber orange with a frothy, average size white head. Aroma of moderate to heavy hops, some citrus and a touch of malts. Taste has a heavy bitterness about it, quite hoppy as well. Enjoyable.
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 8, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,pine,resin,citrus..taste of all those..not too sticky or carbonated..solid.
yourilevesque (1404) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber looking beer. This IPA shows almost no carbonation, either from the bottom of the glass and head. Aromas are piney, resineous, hoppy as well. Smell is fresh and you can predict this one has a nice body. According to the nose, the mouthfeel is complex: I get freshness, sweet notes, smooth palate, hops, all at the same time. Interresting! Unfortunately, the taste cuts right in the middle of the tongue. Almost no after-taste nor bak-palate feel. This beer is nice but make me feel like I have to get everything from it very quickly because it’s flavours evaporates in a second.
tom10101 (5338) - 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. It’s 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.