NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sugar Moms. Clear dark amber with a pillowy head. Well blended tangy hops. Ginger fruits. Better than expected. Still a narrow range of flavors, but well worth a try.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear orange and bright, moderately active, bubbles rising to to a nice cushiony head. This doesnít put much of an aroma, maybe just a hint of tropical fruit. It drinks with a bit of a spicy edge, earthy and ripe, actually pretty good. I think this is underrated and is a victim of prejudice to the source. (#4572, 4/22/2012)
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The last stop of my shitty ticker beer tour this evening. Orange copper with small white head. Nose is pine, herbal, citrus, grain. Flavor is similar, good balance between bitter and grains, but both are rather dull. Sorta soapy and peppery finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of resin hops with nutty, toasted malts. The taste is bitter resin hops, some citrus and pale malts. Medium bodied. Decent.
rondphoto (1251) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dirty orange with sediment, light head and spotty lace. The taste is semi-sweet caramel malt with a light hop finish. The two sides actually blend rather nicely, creating a good balance in an easy to drink brew. Better than anticipated.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a dark orange-amber color with a modest, foamy white head with moderate cling and retention. Its aroma featured a mix of citrus, pine, and earthy hops, and a touch of malt. The beer had a bitter taste with orange and grain characteristics and was a touch sour too. The body was wet with low carbonation and fairly smooth without a dominant mouthfeel.
PGHbeer77 (556) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not too bad. Itís a little below average in aroma and taste, but the appearance and palate are well off. The aroma is just a little weak for my liking, and the taste was too malty in the finish for me, the hops falling flat. I want hops when I pick up an IPA.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Green Leafe. Dark Honey colorbut while hops are Ok it is more malt with a sour finish. not an IPA.
Drjohnrock (333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2012
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
#4 and final in my "$1.00 Stegmaier 12 ounce bottle budget single display beers" from The Party Source. Hazy amber/gold color, large off white head that mostly lasted with fine lacing (not always a sign of a good beer) moderate bittersweet aroma with citrus and reisin notes, standard bittersweet IPA flavor overwhelmed by a rancid bitterness. Unbelievable--by far the worst IPA Iíve had. Stegmaier beers vary so much in quality that either (1) Lion has very inconsistent quality control at their brewery, or (2) some of their beers sit on the shelf way too long. SInce IPA is my favorite style, I would be willing to give this brew a second chance, but only if I can be assured the bottle is fresh.
coolfunnj (284) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very citrusy aroma,piney as well only a hint of malt so far so good..appearance light clear orange/yellow,thin cloudy head leaves lacing..tastes like it smells lemony grapefruit with tingly spicy and piney bitterness not a lot of malt background not complex but refreshing...medium bodied,lightly carbonated dry citrus aftertaste overall not a classic but very good in itís own way and may be the best bargain at about 6-7 bucks a 6 pack thats come around in awhile..i look forward to these being around on a hot day if theyre still available