TheHopster (1029) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled one bottle at the Williamsburg Inn Restoration Bar, in Colonial Williamsburg. One of my least favorites among the several locals sampled on this trip. This IPA is British in style, not an American hop-styled IPA.
blackflag321 (616) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into pint. Copper color. Not hoppy like American IPAs, but a mellow balance of hops and malts. Full bodied. Went well with my meal of pork loin and home made mac and cheese.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear copper with a tiny off white top. Scent is tea, caramel and fruit. Taste is much the same.
bluejacket74 (1742) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper/orange color with a couple inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is herbal and citrusy (orange, lemon peel) hops, and some bready malt. The brew tastes like herbal and citrusy (grapefruit, oranges) hops, and some bready and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy but also has a little too much carbonation for me. I still think itís a decent enough brew overall, itís certainly worth trying. Iíd like to have this one again in the future.
bytemesis (6165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a thin and quickly dissipating off-white head. The aroma is malty, bready and slightly sweet. The first thing to note in the taste are the malts, with a sweet, bready almost nutty flavor, followed by bitterness from the hops. Lingering aftertaste.
maverick32 (26) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím no expert, but I have read that there is a difference between an American IPA and an English IPA. That being said this may be a good example of an English. Poured from a 12 once bottle -- clear copper color with a slight white head. I thought a good balance of hops and malt, but not as hoppy as the American IPAs that I prefer.
DiarmaidBHK (4056) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Pours orange with a finger of white foam. Pours light orange without much going on with the aroma. Has a slight hint of hop flavor. The finish fades pretty quickly as does the flavor. Pretty boring for the style.
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with medium head that dissipates almost to nothing. Pine and grassy hops with hint of toasted malt. Medium bitterness throughout with a medium and acidic finish. Thin to medium palate. small to moderate carbonation and thin, slightly slick palate. I would call this a very average IPA.
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt and hop aroma. Hazy dark orange color with a medium white head. Light sweet beginning with a strong bitter finish.
RobertDale (5092) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is malt, hops, and citrus. Low bitterness. On the mild side. Enjoyable.