DocLock (8054) - 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 Capone’s. 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.
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm not impressed by this one. Where are the hops? The aroma of a Pilsner with no bite. The taste is thin with a slight metallic tinge.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-14-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden-amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head initially fades very fast, but leaves a persistent foam film on the surface of the brew. Upon fading the head leaves a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and over time leaves some islands of foam on the surface of the beer.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall. The heaviest smell is that of a pine aroma mixed with some other hop smells of a more grassy nature. Some sweeter aromas are there as well, with them consisting of a mix of caramel and a bit of tangerine and sweeter grapefruit.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter tropical fruit flavor with that of tangerine being the heaviest but also containing flavors of mango and pineapple as well. Along with the fruity start, there is a nice bready and hop backbone with the hop being initially almost entirely of a grapefruit flavor. The grapefruit is later joined by some other hop flavors of a grassy and pine nature with the grassy initially being more potent than the pine, but with the pine later really stepping it up and becoming the dominate hop flavor. With a little bit of a hay and a little more fruity sweetness, one is left with a smooth, moderately sweet and nicely bittered, but balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. For the mix of hop and sweet in this brew, the moderacy of the carbonation and body are very nice supporting the flavors nicely, but not overwhelming the tongue and all the while making for a rather refreshing brew.
Overall – This was a quite enjoyable IPA overall. It had a nice blend of hop, sweet and enough malt to uphold it all.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet and heavily citric, lemon and grapefruit, light cleanser and spice, medium pine; really has a lot of "Americanized Wit" in it, so goodbye to style guidelines. Pour a cloudy yellow (golden under light) with a huge off-white head, so slow going there. Taste is oily hop juice, crisp light-medium body with light-medium resin and bitterness, nice and oily with lesser grassy tones, but any hopes of earthy or wooden elements are dashed. Clean if a touch salty. Malt is one-dimensional and a little weak, but there’s enough there to support the hops at least, and there’s a fresh, zesty sort of vitality that makes me want to drink more.
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely a citrusy-floral taste, but I was not blown away. Does not quite have the robust body one would expect from an IPA. Good, but average.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a tan head. Hops with a lot of earthiness, hints of citrus zest, but a bit trashy. Light floral notes, a bit of resin. Not overly strong, but full nonetheless.
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, much thanks to Scott. Pours out a decent copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is floral/herbal/grassy hops, caramel and bread. taste is grass, herbal hops, some odd spicy bitterness, caramel malts, cereal, some undercooked warm bread. Eh...
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber pour with a decent head. Caramel, pine, citrus. Light body. Strong carbonation. The balance is off
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to Scott. Poured a orange/amber body with a bubbly white head of average size. Aroma is earthy, old citrus meat and grains. Body is fuller from rather strong carbonation and a slightly dry bitter finish, not in a good way either. Flavor is the same as the aroma mostly. Earthy, dirty citrus fruits, some grains and old toast. Meh this is not good.
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours golden amber, thin white head. muddled nose, slightly floral. taste is also muddled, light caramel, pale malt, mild bitterness. body is watery.
chessman (3) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like alka seltzer-i took a chance on this because it’s a local brew but never again! whatever this is-it’s not what i consider ipa