Shonkers (15) - Parkland, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Severely disappointed with this year’s (2015) batch. My rather small mind was totally blown by the fresh 2009 batch I had, and considered this ale a Top 5. Bought a case up in Columbus, Ohio, and brought it back to South Florida to enjoy. Opened the first bottle within 2 days of the journey...and was severely underwhelmed. Totally lacking in aroma, taste, and overall presence. The Brewkettle ’White Rajah’ blew it away, took its lunch money, and rubbed its face in dog doo. I’m VERY disappointed.
LetsGoState (654) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is small white head with amber color. Taste is pretty hoppy, but enough balance to not be overpowering. Overall a pretty decent IPA.
VastActiv (3524) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fool’s Gold, New York. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, caramel, hops and malts.
kidobutai (485) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap as part of a flight at Whole Foods. Very highly rated, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t as enamored as most. The lacing was outstanding, and subsequent creaminess made it easy to drink. Golden clear appearance. More bitter than I expected; it’s meant to be hoppy, so they succeeded in that.
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful deep amber color with nice white head. Aroma is really nice and deep with honey, alcohol and orange marmalade. Taste is complex, smooth with a nice malt backbone and citrus. This is definitely worth seeking out.
Brianc44 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is labeled as an amber, but feels like a red. A bit citrus on the nose. A burst of dry hops that fades quickly into a malt finish. An outstanding pour, whether you call it an amber, an Ipa, or a red. Nice work
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh juicy hop aroma and some orange and dry citrus. Off white head and sunburnt body. Crisp dry orange and dry citrus with a fresh hop balance. Crisp and refreshing.
hman43 (493) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours amber and orange with a white head that produces moderate lacing. It has aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, very hoppy. A burst of hops combine with citrus, pine, and a bitter bite on the finish. It bitter is something you love, this will hit the spot. It also has lively carbonation to it.
solidfunk (4914) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No idea why this amber ale is rated so high. It’s good for style, but nowhere near a hundred percent. A complete legacy rating. Anyway, light citrus with a touch of pine. Medium bitter finish. Copper pour with OK head and lacing. Tap at Glens.
rollsrace (65) - - FEB 13, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not a fan of ipas. So score is low because of that. As far as they go it’s OK with a redish tint