Efarr82 (7) - Brooklyn, - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold color. Tropical fruit notes, almost white wine-like. Well-balanced, with a light mouthfeel. Finishes clean with a lingering bitterness.
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HoboStatus (5) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber in color with a full, malty aftertaste. Floral hop aroma with a medium hop finish. Slightly higher alcohol results in a boozier taste than desired in an IPA.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange amber with a foam white head. Aroma pine, citrus nice hop aroma. Taste good hop flavors follow aromas, with some malt sweetness and good hop bitterness on finish
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a clear gold, not much carbonation. Smells a bit piney, very grassy. Taste is similar but not too hardcore hoppy. I have no idea how fresh this is, but I don’t think it’s TOO old. Not bad, but doesn’t hold a candle to fresh Nugget Nectar (but what does?).
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Citrusy hop resins meet lightly biscuity and caramelized cereals in this friendly IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the pale gold.
-Mouthfeel is lean and conducive to big gulps.
-Resinous bitterness is leveled to the rest of the flavor profile’s medium intensity.
-Don’t know if this was a freshness, but I thought this IPA of Troegs’s had much less character than their Nugget Nectar (for example).
rxeight (2033) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very good standard IPA. very subtile floral hop taste, which is what I prefer. Not too bitter, very smooth and drinkable for a 7.5%
Keir (181) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Light amber clear thin head. Nose of big hops, bitter . Taste is big bitter hoppiness with a touch of sweet malt. Dry finish. Nice.
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kopher (593) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really great aroma, bursting with tropical fruit and a bit of resin-y hops. flavor is nice also, very light on the bitterness, maybe a touch too mild. clean and smooth though, bitter finish. this is a nice one. a little more malt character would make it excellent.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright light orange color with a small amount of head that quickly fades. Aroma is full of intense hops and a little malt. Lots of floral and earth character plus some tropical fruit. Taste keeps the hop complexity but there doesn’t seem to be much malt to back it all up. There’s some spiciness in there and its only mildly bitter. Overall it’s a good IPA but not great. Could use a bit more malt flavor and more bitterness.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fabulous with intense floral hops and some mild earth, but the flavor really falls flat. Malts are mild and don’t add much to the flavor profile. For an IPA that depends so heavily on a rich hop profile, there just isn’t enough there.