CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of floral hops, taste is hoppy, resiny, some malt but unbalanced. Pass next time.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Julie feels that it taste like licking an air freshener. Very flower and forgettable she gives a 0.2. I think it is mellow but boring not very hoppy
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At last, an AIPA that acknowledges unsubtleness. Clear, medium pinky-bronze. Fair label. Standard 12 oz longneck. Toasted toffee aroma. Steep bitterness, husky, tannic, grainy sweetness. Slightly heavy body, loses carbonation, bittering clings a bit. ABC Liquors, Betton.
PhillyCraft (3963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capones, pours amber with small white head, nice lacing. Aroma of resinous hops, sweet malt, and syrup. Flavor is sticky malt, orange booze, sugar, and mismanaged hops. Way too sweet and boozey with an ugly look as far as I’m concerned. Lowlight of the day.
Petkus331 (349) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild fruity and floral aroma, sweet cereal. Appears copper, some foam and lace. Tastes of bitter hopping that is balanced very well with sweet but crisp roast malt and sweet unroasted cereal. Palate is foamy. Overall, very balanced for a wet hopped beer, the was done quite well.
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bubbly amber. Spotty lacing. Cereal grain nose. Yeasty body, almost raisin like notes. Bitter without being a palate wrecker.
arnold931 (849) - Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Keg Stand. Pours murky brown with some off white head. Not very attractive. Lots of grain and little hops in the nose. Some bitterness in the taste but tastes a lot like a barleywine.
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice malt aroma with notes if bread and slight hops. Nice malty flavor with a bitter punch in the back.
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
She pours a nice cloudy burnt orange color and leaves the same colored body with a nice one finger white foamy head that leaves super nice spotty spider web lacing. The way the head dies is enthralling as it lingers a bit, turns lumpy, picks up the pace and then slows down, not sure how else to describe this, but what a show! The body is clear yet there is no carbonation seen rising. The smell has a magical earthy, bitter hoppy and malty, aroma that wants to pierce my olfactory senses but maintains a super nice balance between all. Its practically almost perfect.
The taste brings back the earthy, hoppy, maltiness and gives a good citrus back-up that I really like.
On the palate, she sits about a medium, with a superb creaminess, nothing harsh on the tongue. Though the ABV is fairly high, this is a fairly drinkable IPA.
Overall, for a long time I didn’t like IPA’s and then I learned to distinguish between English and American and thought I liked the English more, this one really changed my mind.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lot 2521, vintage 2011
Pours a dark reddish brown with a solid finger of soapy, peanut foam leaving behind pretty cobwebs. Smell is piny, earthy, tea like and has a solid malty backbone; some notes of toffee.
Flavor is quite malty, with a Smacks cereal flavor. The malts definitely own this one, the hops come through as a cameo but are subdued to simple earthy, sweet notes, nothing particularly notable. Medium bodied with moderate carb.
This is a lesser fresh hop IPA. If they marketed the beer as a fresh hop ale, versus IPA, then maybe a little more like my tastes. As it is, it’s a decent enough brew, but know it is not your typical IPA at all. That being said, I don’t know the freshness of this either.
Serving type: bottle