DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Squat bottle from Caponeís. Pours bright gold, almost fluorescent, with 1-finger sticky white head that laces all over the place. Nose is piney hops, lemongrassy citrus, fruity. Tastes piney hoppy, with pale malt, tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, and some mild funk and earthiness. Complex finish.
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, not great. Fairly average. Pretty carbonated, which Iím not opposed to. Astringent hoppiness hides some of the maltiness that the east coast IPAs tend to foster.
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Some pine, caramel, and citrus flavor Decent.
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle with aromas of stale hops, light pineandsomemalt. Flavor safe stale hops and pine light bitterness in the aftertaste mediocre not the worst IPA Iíve had.
raymow (1408) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled - cloudy light golden color. Nice hop aroma and flavor. Nice hop character and refreshing.
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Variety pack: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter with very little sweetness. Not too much complexity going on. Meh IPA.
ben4321 (5697) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle out of the sampler pack. Pine and citrus with some pale malts. Similar flavor. Clean and lightly bitter. Solid IPA.
bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw into the glass with a 1-finger soapy head that leaves nice ring lacing. The nose is of spent barnyard grains. Flavors are of grains, hay, light lemon, silage, grapefruit rind/zest/peel, and finishes with a peppering bitter to the back palate. The mouthfeel is zesty with active carbonation and medium-bodied, allowing for a nice summer offering with substance and complexity, alongside a decent drinkability. To be very honest, this certainly a brew I would not consider a "traditional American" IPA; however, this has very much the feel of a hoppy Saison. No matter the category, itís certainly an interesting take on the style, and one that is appreciated.
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold colour with white head and lacing, Ok looking. Aroma of of of malts. Taste of malts and a little citrus hops. Itís more a pale ale than an IPA, nothing special.
joejames (478) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy gold, nice two finger white head. Some lacing and great retention. Aroma of pine. Taste is medium bitter with just enough malt sweetness to hold it together. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, metallic mouth feel. Finishes moderately bitter. Tasting notes of pale malts, pine, resin, grapefruit and herbs. Not bad but nothing real special.
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 rating this as an ipa: for something called hopfive you expect something hop-centric. well... aroma is subdued in hop department-crackery malts, bread, mild grassy and peppery hops with some citrus rind-similar to a pilsner. flavor is actually quite balanced and good as something of a hoppy pilsner or blonde, but as an ipa has minimal bravado-bready, crackery malts, some earthiness and bitter citrus rind/pine with some nice spicy and floral background, but unfortunately hops are kinda mushed together and overcooked leaving astringent bitterness. this is really not a bad beer, but misses the mark somewhat as an ipa...