GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much going on here. Aromas are subdued. Not much in the way of flavor. Bitter finish.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orange color with an off white head. Very large foamy head. Smells is nice and rich. Some hops and grass mixed into the aroma. Taste is fairly grassy. Not as bitter as I would like. Just okay.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly dry IPA that wears its cascade roots on its sleeve. Really the only thing detectable in both the nose and flavor is the familiar citrus tang of cascade hops. Not that that is a bad thing just something that has become a bit cliche in recent years. I would still buy it again but would pass over it if more exciting options were available.
Darwenus (904) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 It was creamy orange, but had only a trace of a head. The aroma was strong hops and citrus, and the flavor was really big, bitter hops. Pine, grass, citrus, and a little sweetness in the finish. Comparable to Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo, but not as clean. I mean "not as clean" in a good way. I enjoyed this beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours copper with thick off-white head. Citrus, floral, caramel, bread. Moderately bitter and sweet. Full creamy body with some crisp acidity on the trailing end.
Dacrza (861) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: July 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: the end of a beautiful summer day... APPEARANCE: an all-too-calm orange amber body; thick, nearly two-finger white head dissipates to a rocky, palpable ring; lacing is random soap spots... AROMA: citrus and candy predominate--watermelon and Boardwalk taffy... PALATE: full-bodied wall of bite that sizzles through the teeth; elicits a lasting, mouth-watering Pavlovian response...a bit warm, though for 6.5% ABV... TASTE: strong and clearly pronounced hops here--Cascade for certain, that West Coast varietal--and a nice underpinning of malts when exhaled; a classic IPA taste without too much confusion or interference... OVERALL: of the four choices in the Starr Hill mix pack, this one easily warrants the most return interest, with its style-adherent flavor and its sessionability--just short of outstanding, the beer refreshes and ingratiates with a full-bodied presence...
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a clear golden color with a big off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sweet fruit. Taste is bitter, but has an easy drinking, almost watery mouthfeel. Normally watery is not what I want, but right now I actually am enjoying it... It’s clean and fresh... Drinkable.
Macegan75 (817) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Capone’s. nose is weak with cascade hops and breadt ntes. first sip is pretty balanced but no flavors pop out. finish is not bad with mild cascade bitterness that lingers. meh
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A copper-orange color with a foamy head and lacing. The aroma is slightly faint, with some pine and grass and a bit of honey and malt. The flavor has great hop spiciness and some grass up front, along with a malty backbone and semisweet aftertaste.
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TylerGreenDC (803) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. No appreciable aroma, but maybe that’s just where I am. Nice piney hops, caramel malts flavors. Dry finish.