joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours slightly hazy amber. Quick 1+ finger off white head. Little lacing and some retention. Aroma is citrus and grassy. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter . Tasting notes of caramel, grass, pine, lemon and herbs. It’s OK, nothing special but OK.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of pine, orange citrus, brown sugar, and burnt bread.
tnkw01 (1702) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange, copper, amber in color with a medium size head. Aroma is citrus, spruce. Taste is citrus, spruce, slightly sweet upfront with a bitter finish.
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus, some malt aroma. Pine, citrus, and caramel taste. Very nice bubbly palette. Amber color.
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper orange color with no head. Aroma of citrus, bread, and pine. Lots of citrus flavor with some caramel, and bread. Good beer!
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear golden with a nice creamy head. Aromas of mandarin, peach and citrus. Juicy mouth feel with some bitter finish.
malvrich (206) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.
pkg. on 03/09/15
A: A gentle and very cold pour. Very little head of beige color. SLightly dingy orange body with a little visible carbonation.
S: Floral/earthy hop scent. Willamette coming to the forefront. Odd for an IPA but what do I know? I do love this hop and I like the smell of the beer.Maybe a little toasted grain to go along. Slight alcohol detected.
T: Piney hops greet the tongue first. A slight citrus pith note on the resinous finish. The earthy essence from the nose is present but faint. This is a little different but not in a bad way. Not much malt sweetness to mention. Tastes a bit like a favorite of mine : Highland Gaelic amber ale but needs more malt.
M: Medium light body with light but ample carbonation. Average.
O: This IPA has a distintive smell thanks I suppose to the Willamette hops. Doesn’t quite translate to a great taste but the taste is novel and agreeable. I do like the relatively low ABV (6.5) for an IPA. This six pack is 3 months old and who know how it has been treated so it probably deserves another try. Not bad but not a favorite either.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour. The nose is light and fairly sweet. Has some sweet
maltiness and a little bit of bitterness. Lightly peppery and a little
bit sweet. Pretty typical.
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle dated best by Nov. 2011 served in a pint glass. (from notes).
Light orange/amber; hazy with a generous off-white head that looks both sudsy and creamy. Lots of irregular sticky lacing.
Aroma is mainly hoppy citrus with some malt, grass and pine underneath. Somewhat herbal. Alcohols esters appear upon warming.
T - The taste features a citrus-tinged but mainly bitter hop bite. Plenty of white grapefruit bitterness in the lasting finish ... more than warranted by the mid-taste hop level.
M: medium body; very good carbonation level.
O - bolder than average, but lacking the balance and complexity of a world-class IPA.
CardsPackHawks (172) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent IPA from a Virginia brewery. Nothing spectacular, pretty average. Had a few while in the DC area.