AT7000 (6) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m going with a 4.5 for this one. Hands down, an excellent IPA. More of a classic/traditional style IPA. And not one of the currently trendy IPAs, which to favour a syrupy, overly malty, sweet taste/finish. What a really IPA should be, plenty of bitter hop taste, and a nice bitter/dry, and slightly crisp finish. (Not that cloying malty/syrupy taste, prevalent in many of the current IPAs)
I’m surprised Sweetwater got their IPA right. I have not been too impressed with their other beer but they hit a home-run with this one.
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to snifter. Pour is lightly hazy, orange to copper in color with a small white head. Aroma is strong citrus rinds with a pine of pine. Taste is strong citrus and pithy bitterness initially with a bit of floral hop character coming through in the finish. Not much malt here to speak of; definitely hop focused and heavily on the bitterness. Overall, drinkable, but I would prefer to see a little more hop complexity and variety.
ordybill (303) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong hop, citrus and slight pine smell.
Appearance- An orange-ish colored beer with a small white head.
Taste- Has a citrus and pine flavor with maybe some grass tossed in. it is an average flavored brew.
Palate- A basic IPA very hoppy with a light bodied feel, the carbonation is moderate and the finish is dry.
Overall- this is an average beer, I have had many Sweetwater beers that were better than this
kaser (3404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Nashville airport. Orange with white head - fluff and sticky. Floral citrus sweet fruity aroma. Taste is the same. Delicious beer.
dresden (1027) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many pints in the airport. Hazy golden with a floral hop aroma. Sticky hops of citrus and slightly piney and slightly perfume flavors.
bnwokedi89 (78) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA offering by Sweetwater. Typical auburn color with a smooth hop based focused after taste! As a fan of this type of beer I really like how smooth it is!
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bconch (305) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical ipa nose and color. Citrus tastes with a nice hop bite. Small malt backbone. Not great but horrible by any stretch.
tia (1032) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ RVC. Dark caramel with creamy head and nice lacing. Smells dank and peppery and evergreeny, and pithy with a faint hint of peach. Flavor not as heavy as aroma- bitter, but not too bitter. Decent hang time.
mbgrayson (576) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded from UDBeernut. Pours a hazy orangish gold, with white head. Nice hop aroma. Taste is hoppy with notes of citrus. A very nice, drinkable IPA. Thumbs up.
beeratarian (128) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange copper. Aromas of pine, citrus, hoppy resin. Taste is soapy, some quick citrusy and tropical fruit hops. Taste a little rye and some green tea, lemony as well. Finishes a little weak. Not bad for a crisp summer IPA. Not solid enough for great points.
EcnarM (110) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma from the bottle, not to floral. Nice slightly cloud yellow. Balance bitterness and finish.
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