commonmac (985) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Groveland Tap. Bumped pint glass. Copper color with quarter finger head. Aroma is heavily citrus and some floral. Taste has that cloying/drying tendency some beers exhibit. Bitter hop presence which was expected based on the hop levels proclaimed in the name. Kind of a grapefruit rind element. Shows improvement as you drink it but doesn’t get to the impressive stage. It’s a good one to try but lower your expectations slightly.
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow, citrus and floral blend, with some caramel and grain late. It pours an oily brown-orange color with an off-white, soapy head. A thick, fluffy ring is left behind with a hefty surface layer, and lots of lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium bitter with a slightly lighter sweetness. The beer is slick with a creamy smooth carbonation and a medium body. Well blended flavors of caramel and resin come through with a slightly burnt and slight cola touch. The finish is crisp with citrus and a bit of resin. The aftertaste is a bit cloying with notes of bread and citrus peel. Solid IPA, very easy to drink.
Scouser (326) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber colour with lots of white lacing and a little head not a bad looking beer. Nice floral rose aroma, real nice. Grapefruit/orange hop flavor, with some malty background flavors. A good beer.
PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium dark copper with a persistent off white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Light sprucey accents, some nuttiness in the aroma. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it, some nuttiness, a touch of caramel sweetness, a hint of vanilla. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
CpyNPrnT (601) - 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 (480) - 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 (4946) - 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 (5239) - 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 (386) - 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 (720) - 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.