Franchise (2) - - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus aroma. Pours with above average amount of foam. Hazy copper color. Hoppy flavor but itís more sweet than bitter. Not too heavy. A decent but not great beer.
GIJOE (1083) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard IPA - Pours amber with a foamy, white head. Refreshing hoppy bitterness on a malty backbone. Medium body with vigorous carbonation. Good stuff.
nittanytide (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured copper with a nice foamy head. Grassy aroma. Taste is pine and grass. Not a lot of fruit in the flavor profile. Dry, lingering finish. Decent.
joejames (485) - 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. Itís OK, nothing special but OK.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - 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 (1724) - 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 (362) - 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 (3558) - 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 (1061) - MOROCCO - 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 (252) - 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. Doesnít 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.