roder60 (1288) - 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 (2660) - 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 (5315) - 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 (4491) - 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.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this 12 pack from Penn. when I went for a wedding, then unloading it the bottom drops out and I have only 5 left, luckily one of each from the variety pack. 12 ounce bottle poured clear amber with small head, thin-medium bodied, with a good amount of hoppy flavor and finishes with the bitter that you would expect from a IPA. Weak carbonation, maybe because I dropped it.
deyholla (7576) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edge. Aroma was slight pine but mainly sweet grains. Flavor also had a slight bitter pine note but sweet bread and grains were the dominate notes for this beer.
obguthr (4367) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and floral aroma, not real strong. Clear amber, thin head, some lacing. Malt forward with tea and grass notes. Filmy mouthfeel. Not bad, but there is something very Saranac-ish about it. Iím wondering if they source the same ingredients.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a nice sized slightly tan head. Aroma is citrusy grapegruit and tropical fruit hops. Flavor is a nice blend of citrusy hops and a slight malt backbone. Pretty good.
MattShizzle (549) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From sampler pack. Copper color, very faint aroma. Strong and quite hoppy. I agree with the only other reviewer so far that this is a big improvement for Stegmaier beers. Not one of my favorite IPAs but definitely competitive with the better ones.