weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange pour, white head. Decent hops and flavor, but nothing bout this stands out over all the other IPAs.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haze orange pour. Citrus and hoppy atoms. A nice lingering bitterness. Overall not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deeper orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and sticks around for the session leaving a decent lacing. Aroma is alright. Good amount of medium sweet caramels with some floral and piney hops. Citrusy grapefruits, grain, and a touch of honey. Flavor is similar. Solid balance between caramels and hops. A touch of grainy toast and floral fruits as this finishes dry with a light, residual sweetness and a moderate, soapy, piney bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Balanced and fairly straightforward.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear, light copper color with a short white head and minimal lacing. The aroma was sharp pine hops against some malts and faint citrus. The flavor was mostly harsh pine, very little malt or sweetness to give it much balance. Thin body. Lots of carbonation. Harsh.
gururyan (526) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle, pours a deep amber, minimal head lingers with nice lacing. Has a deep flowery scent to it. Pretty dead on the tongue, not much to it. Surprised it is 6.8%, you wouldnít think so.
roder60 (1270) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this in the variety case sold at the local distributor. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange brown with nice medium layer of foamy manilla head. Aroma reminds me a lot of a florist shop with a tad bit of sweet fruits. Flavor has decent caramel malt base with bit abrasive pine hop on the back end. Overall, decent ipa.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Justin. Pours out a muddy copper with a thin white head.
Aroma is of sticky sweet malts, light citrus hops, and some cereal. Body is a bit thing, and very carbonated. Taste is some sticky cereal grainy notes, caramel and a light citrus hop note hanging in there.
kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy one inch head that left some nice lacing. The nose shows some decent citrusy hops, but thereís a too sweet crystal malt base behind them that makes me think that this isnít going to be great. Nicely bitter, rather surprisingly so even, with some crystal malt but not a terrible amount. Still a little too sweet overall, but itís better than most of the Lionís efforts. Medium bodied, a touch sticky on the back end with fizzy carbonation. Could be better, but itís not bad.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Dean. Pours a orange/amber color with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma is far far too sweet with notes of apricot, honey, caramel, and some citrus rind. The body is overloaded with fizzy carbonaion on top of a thinner body and a lingering sweet finish. Flavor of honey, toast, marmalade and citrus rind.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picking up a tad bit of oxidation/pasteurization flavors that are only going to intensify over time. This is fresh sample from the first Maryland shipment. This could of been a good beer if it were not for the packaging practices.