MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - no idea what batch this is as it doesn’t say on the case or the bottle. Medium copper color - clear. Somewhat hoppy but clean aroma. Quite bitter with some interesting malt and hop flavors. Pretty good.
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An OK brew, nice for the warm weather. A bit of grass and citrus in the aroma. The taste was sweet to start with some citrus later.
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, orange zest, herbal, floral, grass, light mint, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, pine, herbal, floral, grass, light mint, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, pine, light mint, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/earthy hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good complexity and balance of bright citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
crazyvin (1910) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty sure this is the one I had. No indication on the bottle and the website did not provide any answers. An copper body with a fizzy beige head that had some retention but no lace. Aroma had a nice caramel malt presence. Mild grapefruit and pine hops. There was some tropical and floral notes, but not much of any hop note to make this beer distinguished. Flavor was mostly sweet and slightly bitter. Flavor did have more grapefruit than anything else. Easy to drink and the carbonation seemed high.
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Judging by the dates of the former rates, this is probably an old bottle. Pours copper color with a big foamy head that fades slowly and leaves chunky lacing. Aroma is pretty faint and smells like stale, old hops and a hint of bready malt. Tastes very bitter. Hops are very herbal and almost medicinal. This is not a good beer. Probably wasn’t even good when fresh.
Beerathon (1111) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden orange, with big frothy head. Body is watered-down. Far too flowery in the nose. Malts are muddled. Metallic aftertaste. Not very good.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with a purple label (if that helps figure out which batch this is...). Pours a nice orangish amber with a slight haze and a fluffy head. Aromas are doughy with little hops and flavor is a mess too. A bit of an almost infected presence covers up a dusty grain presence and a bit of citrus. This is a very sad way to hit IPA number 300.
hfmejias (683) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle poured clear, copper in color, small white head but lots of lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of fruit and hops. Taste is of a well mannered IPA, easy to drink, balanced combination on hops and malts; sticky, bitter finish. Not bad.
DrinkinWell (245) - - APR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure which batch this is. Pours an amber, grapefruit with nice lacing, little head. Malty, fruit on the nose. A hop variety that is bitter with hints of citrus. Not great, not bad.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like others have mentioned, there is ZERO indication on the bottle which batch this is supposed to be. 12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of doughy malt, marzipan, caramel, floral and tropical hops. The taste is bitter hops, minty, soapy, citrus, doughy caramel malt. Medium bodied, slightly too sweet, moderate carbonation.
drfabulous (3853) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Greg. No batch number, but I assume it’s last. Orange body. Caramel meets slight citrus. Lacks complexity or overall flavor build other than the bit of citrus.