doboy (411) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bestowed on me by the Swanson-Collie family on their Quest to Attend the BSA National Jamboree! Friends of Scouting visit ken at http://www.boyscoutmuseum.com/aboutus.shtml
A good aroma started the tasting of thisdark orange brew. Nice and floral aroma. Great carbonation. Head was thick and creamy, clinging to the side of the glass and lasting throughout the beer.
Great hop taste, citrusy and floral. Really good mouthfeel. Nice bittering on the back side and aftertaste left me wanting more.
I like this beer and thank my friends for thinking of me!
robgibbens (387) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: clear amber color is pretty standard. head is ok with a lot of lacing.
Aroma: strong metallic aroma with hints of malt
Taste: medium bitterness
Palate: medium body is a bit creamy, the finish is long and bitter, it lasts.
Overall: even though I love IPAs, this one does not stand up to the test for my liking. I don’t like the metallic, kind of skunkiness aroma.
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a quasi-opaque honey-amber color w/ a light off-white head. Aromas of citrus and a hint of pine immediately apparent to the nose. Analogous flavors w/ a tinge of caramel finish. For an IPA, it is not brutal on the palate and actually goes down rather easily. Of course, medium bodied w/ signature IPA bitterness. A nice brew.
Jabic (372) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Very woody - also, hints of orange and pine.
Ap: Hazy orange-amber - medium off-white head with very good retention.
T: Malty, with medium caramel intensity up front - orange and pine flavor - medium high bitterness with lingering black tea flavor on finish.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Solid IPA - hoppy and bitter, as it should be - pleasant to knock back.
strap (371) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a decent IPA...maybe a little light on the hops. a few off flavors in the malts. nothing special.
acearl (371) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can, cooper hue with thick creamy white lasting head, smells of citrus and resin, medium texture not much carbonation or bitterness, sweet malt, good, not great
BrettTaylor (363) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Some hop and malt on the nose. Flavor is very 1 note - 1 hop flavor.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok beer. Nothing much to it just pop the top and drink a few to see for yourself.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Big, long head. Aroma: Citris, Pine. Flavor: Pine, earth, citris. Classic IPA. Bitter Hop finish.
jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery seems to be offering better then average brews and this is indeed one of their best. Great piny hop aroma and taste. Would buy again.