WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out an amber brown. Doughy aromas with some slight notes of grass. Sweeter flavors of bread and coffee with a slightly bitter finish.
jtclockwork (8242) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. No label taken. Pours copper. Nose and taste of caramel malt, resin, grass and old citrus. Medium body.
andriesradu (476) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark orange with a moderate white head. Nothing much to say about it, unfortunately it was more than 1 year old and there wasn’t to much aroma or flavor just some malt and grain notes. I have to try it again for a more accurate review.
HippyHop (86) - CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm, this is cool beer. I also noted that my bottle is stamped the same 04/07/2014 date as a bottle reviewed below, and though I agree almost wholeheartedly with his/her assessment, our review differs a little bit. The nose was a little understated (no huge hop bomb) but there was still a lot going on. Caramel and bread from the malt, with tropical fruit, grapefruit and some pine. I didn’t find the beer actually lacked aroma, but the malt and hops are both fighting for your attention, which I quite liked. I’d call this beer a junior DIPA. Taste follows the aroma: a fairly sweet, boozy malt balanced nicely with some piney, bitter hop resin. The finish isn’t assertively bitter, but a nice lip-smacking bitterness lingers along with a good amount of alcohol warmth.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-22-12-
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a clear medium amber colored beer with a one finger white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The smell was heaviest of a citrus and pine hop aroma. Mixed with the hoppy smells were notes of light (pear and peach) and tropical fruits.
Taste – The taste begins a bit on the sweeter side, with some of the citrus that was detected in the nose being upfront in the taste. As the flavor advances the pine hop taste makes it arrival known and begins bitter the overall taste of the beer. As it furthers the taste is met with flavors of an herbal nature, which in the end leave a more crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side for both creaminess as well as carbonation. Fairly good for the style; both drinkable as well as good for bringing out the hoppier flavors.
Overall – Overall a good IPA. Not too strong and too light and quite easy to drink.
Brevis (29) - Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Not bad. Definitely a malty ipa with a mild hop finish. A good gateway pa!
lesifflebiere (1251) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Effervescence basse dans ce breuvage dorée tirant, semble-t-il, vers le vert. Le nez est très herbeux, avec du pin, un peu de cèdre même, avec un peu d’agrumes pour agrumenter le tout. La bouche est dans les mêmes tons, et il en résulte une bière pas très amère mais néanmoins puissante, sèche, et aux houblons totalement prédominants du début à la fin. Originale, fraîche, délicieuse. On dit souvent que les détails font la différence, et c’est le cas ici.
MaBeer1972 (1288) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a slightly hazy light honey color. Spicy-citrus aromas. Flavor is of biscuit malts and spice. Some bitter pine, some citrus. A well balanced. Clean drinking IPA. Lingering bready-bitter finish.
deepeary (103) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle from the LCBO. Bottled 3.5 months ago (04/07/14). Pours a clear golden orange with thin soapy white head. Smells weak, peppery hops, some honey, caramel malt. Tastes malty, biscuit, toasted malt, with some herbal and fruitiness to it. Mild bitterness. Slight alcohol burn on this. Strikes me as more of a boozy English style IPA. I was expecting West Coast style. Not a bad beer, but not too impressive.
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy, cloudy, amber to the orange. Bit of pine aroma, taste’s of pine needles redolent of the adirondaks and summer evenings. Smooth drinking, hide’s the alcohol well, all around competent, not special.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good full bodied beer but drinks more to a thinner side, maybe due to warm up.
This is a very good tasting beer that also hides it’s alcohol warming impact very nicely.
When I take a big gulp of this golden brew I get a well balanced taste of malts and hops. THe hops are citrusy and floral, the malts are rich and support the hops greatly.
Interesting that not alot of hops aroma is present, but there is agood bit of malt sweetness. Completely opposite to the taste.
Some IPA’s you can smell the hops a mile away.
Southern Tier IPA pours a bit hazy. A nice orange/amber color. Desent frothy white head, fading.
A very good IPA that isn’t over powering.
That means drinkability