Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice semi-sweet malt balance to a slight citrus hop profile that is also earthy. Orange in color with 1-finger white head and a bit of lacing.
ReggieDunlap (2928) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with a large foamy white head...great retention and lacing. Aroma is a bit buttery but has some nice stonefruits. Flavor has some mild stonefruit and citrus with earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold/copper with average, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, bread malt, citrus, and faint herbs. Flavor is sweet malt initially the quickly overcome with grassy hops (light bitterness); light fruit esters throughout with a dry, lightly hoppy finish. Light body and low carbonation.
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft offering at mcgillins, dissipating head, not much of anything memorable about this, except blandness, extremely bland, not a real solid ipa offering...
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was beside myself with excitement to try this IPA from Stoudt’s. The ones I’ve had the pleasure of tasting from them have been very, very good. Their IPA, which they don’t brew any more, was fantastic. Their IIPA is just as good. But once I took that first sip, I got really disappointed with this beer. The others have been so delicious and well-rounded, but this one misses the mark completely! The balance is totally off, as there was way too much malt and not nearly enough hops. I couldn’t wait to down the rest of the bottle, just to get rid of it and have the chance to order something else.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange with golden straw colored hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger head that has pretty good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Floral hop aroma that’s slightly earthy with subtle citrus and a faint malt presence. Hints of oily hops, grass, pine needle and pineapple countered by caramel malt and biscuit.
Light bodied with subtle dry bitterness up front that lingers throughout over the floral/citrus notes and malt backbone into a slight dry finish. There’s a real grassy, earthy characteristic that clashes with the citrus notes, creating an odd hop profile. Just an odd combination of floral, earthy and citrus notes. None of these is prominent and the blending of these flavors is kind of off-putting. Pale malt backbone provides some balance but this beer is somehow hoppy without being dry or overly bitter.
Overall I wasn’t very impressed with this beer. I’m usually a big fan of Stoudts but this beer just tastes very strange and kind of unpleasant.
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orange/golden pour thin soapy head light sticky lacing .... aroma is of resiny and citrusy hops but kind of faint ... taste is of caramel malts, and a nice resiny citrusy bitter hop with a nice spicy bite on the tongue .... finishes dry and bitter ..... a sessionable and really enjoyable ipa
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with medium white head. Aroma citrus and pine hops and slightly toasty malt. Medium body, no alcohol, small carbonation. Flavor is medium-strong grapefruit/citrus hops and this one has a good amount of malty balance as well. Not too complex but well made and enjoyable.
johnnnniee (2043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at McGillins this past weekend.
Copper color with a smallish head. Malty toffee and caramel aroma with a sweet bready earthy taste. A bit light in the hop dept for an ipa. OK to drink but I wouldn’t grab one again.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A bland but refreshing citric blonde IPA. Just ok.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase somewhere in PA
The look: Cloudy yellow-orange body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is a bit soapy, scented flowers bordering perfume, tangerines. Taste has a biscuity and crakery malt backbone that really tasted like the cheapest plain cookies and Premium Plus™ crackers. Then comes the dried fruits with a little white sugar sweetness. There is a lemony acidity in the finish that is actually quite fitting to wash away many of the boring flavors of this beer. Quite astringent for the style. It is a refreshing beer but it is also a flawed beer. With the evolution of hoppy beers in the USA, this beer feels as outdated and appealing as a Motel with a sign "Color TV".