icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nice citrus and pine aroma, with a malty backbone. Nice IPA, not too complex or bold, malt backbone makes it come across a bit like an english pale ale. Good.
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brown pour, aroma is piney, taste is a burn malts, with a floral hop taste, i got some nuts in there too, overall decent
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bomber of infected beer from Spirits Manahawkin. The bottle opened fine but upon pouring it into my Carton teku glass I got about an ounce of liquid anda glass of foamy off white head. Upon several minutes of waiting a nice looking thick bright orange body emeged. Aroma was old band aids, medicine, lots of apricots. The palate was bad, a medium body overpowered by super fizzy carbonation. Flavor was dreadful. Medicine, cardboard and a hint of fruit. Well thats $8.00 down the drain, literally.
Jszetela (9) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am not a fan of IPA’s or APA’s but this one is something special. The hop bitterness is balanced in the mid-palate by a touch of warm sweetness that rounds out the flavor and makes this the best hoppy beer I’ve had.
thegreenrooster (3301) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy with some sweet honey malt. Flavor is again decently hopped with a little sweetness toward the end. Adequate IPA.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a monster head... took a very long time to fill a glass, each second of pouring was an eruption
smell of pine, resin hops with a suttle citrus rhind bitterness.
taste was similar to smell only more piney bitterness than citrus
TheodoreRuxpin (7) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a whole bunch of head...but it is from Three Heads, so I guess it was to be expected...overall not bad at all. I could drink this again for sure.
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 24 oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with white head - nuthin wrong with that. BIG hops aroma, citrus and pine, Taste is very light malts at the start, but malt there is, and then moderate citrus, grapefruit, juniper hops. Good but kind of falls short of the expectation set by the aroma. Palate is rather thin. Fine brew and super tasty - hard to be a standout in this day.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the ABV at 6.8% and the IBUs at 76. It also has a nice commercial or brewer’s description of the beer.
Appearance: The body has a lightly hazy with a honey amber color. The pour produced a small creamy off white head. As it slowly fades and sides down the glass as I drink, it leaves thick sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has lots of sweet juicy citrus hops with fruity notes of peach and apricots mixed with honey over white bread.
Taste/Palate: There is a thin light bready malt base which showcases the big fruity hops. The hops bring lovely lemon and grapefruit citrus notes with lighter notes of peaches and apricots. The bitterness slowly builds up to the finish which brings out the piney notes of the hops. A firm but not overpowering bitterness lingers nicely on the tongue. The palate feels just a bit light but not watery and the carbonation is smooth.
Notes: This IPA has a defiant West Coast vibe. It’s all about the hops and the hops are about citrus and fruit with a twist of pine.
rael (4) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have to remember this is an IPA, and not an IIPA.
reasonably malty and nicely balanced, not overly aggressive with hops. not bad.