changeup45 (1665) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at this little outside bar while in St. Thomas last week. I wish I could have visted the taproom in St. John but wasnít able to. Iíve had beer from this brewery before and have been underwhelmed but this was solid. Maybe this was fresher than Iíve had before. Peach, sweet mango, lots of tropical fruity hops. I had their Pale Ale before that had virtually no hops but this was nicely hopped. Very refreshing on what was a very hot and humid day. Probably canít drink too many of these at once as it is a tad on the sticky sweet side but I enjoyed the one I had.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is perfumy/citrus, some light malt. Taste is metallic/asprin/perfumy/citrus-orange hops bite, some light malt-caramel.
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great IPA, but a surprisingly positive find in the USVI nonetheless. Certainly a step up from Carib and the other watered down swill that passes for beer in these islands. A perfectly pleasant warm weather IPA.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz Bottle: Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma has caramel malts, but no hops. Flavor is the same; Caramel malt, no hops, there is some kind of screwed up bitterness going on. I canít even say itís hops! Have you seen my hops? I canít seem to find my hops. I canít believe they have the nerve to call this shit an IPA. Wow. Poor representation of the style, very poor.
bvc (1121) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from ibrew2or3. Pours a clear and somewhat bright copper golden with a light beige head. Nose is very doughy with some sweet caramel notes and just a touch of citrus. Lots of sweet caramel and bready malt up front with a touch of grass and citrus hops in the middle finishing up with some touches of butter and more dusty bitter hops. Too much malt, hops are stale and lacking and bit o butter just rounds it out.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Oldsmar Tap House (Tampa, FL). Pours a straw yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, caramel, honey, grapefruit, floral esters. Flavor is about the same. Light to medium body with a loght floral hop finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours copper with off white head. The aroma has assertive tones of buttery caramel malts with a thin vague tartness off in the background. The taste reveals the hops as tart grapefruit that only occasionally poke through the veil of buttery diacetyl. There was just enough malty caremelness and bitter grapefruit to keep this thing from becoming a drain pour.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. pours crystal clear dark amber with slim loose white head. enormously buttery nose, totally out of control. creamy medium body with lively carb. buttter and pine on the mid palate. long buttery finish.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is nice with grapefruit, lemongrass, and pine. There is also some malt but it plays a backseat roll. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with bitterness upfront and a bittersweet malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a good IPA with a complex but slightly astringent bitterness.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap at the oldsmar tap house. Worst ipa ever. Smells awful, tastes like a bad amber. Damn nasty.