jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall a good IPA. A bit too much malt and less hops aroma and flavor for my taste. More bitter hops and less exotic citrus hops. I definitely prefer the Headstock IPA by Nickelbrook. This one has an bit higher alcohol finish and less the hops or malt flavor.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 The aroma of this beer is citrus pine and honey. Taste kind of follows on this one. A solid IPA.
agl108 (935) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy orange with minimal head. Light floral nose. Sweet malt, grass, light citrus notes. Rather weak hop profile. Average IPA.
eduardovl (1117) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark orange color forming a medium thin bubbled white head with medium retention forming lots of thin and lingering lacings in the glass
S: Great nose. Very flowery, mainly piny and a bit citrus hops profile. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Well hidden 7.3% ABV
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, roasted malts, crystal and caramel malts. Biscuity. Good hoppy bitterness and a persistent and lingering dry end
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth texture: Southern Tier water quality has to be mentioned. Toffee and piny aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. As good as their Live APA that I’ve tasted just before this one...
[ BA Review @ 6/5/2014 ]
commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at yard house on nitro. Copper with thick creamy white head and good lacing. Smells piney. Bitter and slightly floral. Finishes with strong bite. Full bodied. Well done from a great brewery, but certainly not their best.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Julie says smells hopper than it taste taste kind of burnt she gives a 2.0.
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worldbeertaste (1755) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold with a thin white lacy lasting head. Fresh zesty and fruity with soft grass and caramel. Sweet taste of malt with lots of hops to the touch and lasting citrus bitterness. A bit thin initially than has a nice hoppy hit on the end.
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this is pretty much a classic example of an american ipa. BIG hop aroma (if you told me it was a double, I wouldn’t have argued). Nice hop profile. Big and juicy. Decent body. Flavor is very good, lots of pine and citrus with some malt balance. well done."
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper amber, white head. Good balance between citrus and piney hops. Medium body, somewhat tangy. Very refreshing!
Ishmiduti (3) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking at home in a thin tulip glass. For some reason this smells like a lager to me. I know it’s a strange comment. I haven’t had any lagers in this glass in case you were thinking transference.
Looks good, built a good sized head which stuck for 5 minutes. Fallen down now.
Crisp taste with a lighter body than some Ipas. Hops provide a background but don’t come out as the main flavour. Alcoholy taste in the middle and a pale malty after taste. Could probably drink this as a session.
Drinking without evaluation reveals some citrussy pineapple flavours that don’t stick around very long.
It is light on the tongue and doesn’t leave a heavy taste. Drier than many Ipas and leaves a bitterness.
I would drink this again if the mood struck me, but not for a long while. Closer to an Apa.