Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home, from Local Swap! Finally got the box! Thanks unclemike! Pours clear deep orange, thick cream coloured head, fantastic lacing. Nose is nectarine, white peach, tea, lightly juicy. Flavours are very juicy, loads of grapefruit, peach, apricot, tea. Lightly marmalade-esque finish. Not sure why this scores so low, I really liked it!
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer smells of floral and piney hops with a caramel back. Deep amber golden with an off white head. Bitter particularly in the piney region. Medium bodied with long bitter finish.
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from tall boy can. Very cloudy copper/ orange color with very thick off white head. Head quickly dissipates leaving some lacing on the glass. Very subtle floral aroma. Smooth, crisp taste, light hop bitterness at the back. Very easy to drink, refreshing, not a bad IPA, not too overly bitter or strong.
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mkgrenwel (500) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large fluffy, rocky, lasting head
Color is a dark orange, copper
Hard to pick aroma out of the thick head
At first taste I wouldn’t call this an ipa. Malty caramel with a little spice, maybe moving into a bit of pine. Toffee and cinnamon in the back, with very little bitterness. A bit gingerbready. Just the slightest bitterness in the back cleans it out. Despite the heavy malt, it’s not exceptionally sweet. Just kinda middle of the road. Not a bad amber, but really not an ipa.
tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In a can. Nice light amber with 2 fingers of fluffy head and fantastic lacing. Nose is carmel malt, faint hops. Tastes is more of the same. Butter crumbles.
boozedude (1493) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malts and caramel and hopps... taste is pine. ?hints of caramel..good hopps.. great beer
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dusky orange colour, robust white head that leaves scant lace after rapidly fading. Aroma and flavour are both more malty than hoppy, but still quite nice with a toasty caramel malt base, and herbal and marmalade hop notes with a moderately bitter finish. I have a soft spot for malty IPAs so this gets bigger props from me than other raters I’m sure.
GJF (1156) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Surkyk’s in Minnesota. Dark amber pour. Good malt backbone with pine and straw flavored hops. Good at first. Flavors don’t stand up throughout the beer, but generally good.
akoeninger (268) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty looking amber colored beer. Smell is hoppy/fruity some grapefruit. Taste is hop forward, nut well balanced with malt and toffee, finishes with a sweetness and pine after taste.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can from a trade. (Thanks Tripplebrew) Shaker showed amber color with thin white head. Weak retention. Nose is herbal notes and grapefruit. Taste is NOT a hop bomb. More on the sweet side from the malt. And that’s what I like about it. Resin and grapefruit hops is balanced real nice with the caramel / toffee malts. Pine hops lingers slightly after the sip. If you are looking for a sweeter IPA and are not in the mood for 100 IBU, hop obnoxious brew, this is a nice option. Reminds me more of an English style IPA. Nice.