Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. At the time, I had a very hard time getting on board the can revolution because all beers I had tasted from cans had been incredibly bland. This was no exception. (Fortunately, this has changed since.)
Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours a deep golden color with a finger of white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, sweet malt, and some floral hops. Taste is much the same. Mostly citrus hops, some floral notes, and caramel malt on the back end.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is light but I’m getting some floral notes. Flavor is floral, citrus, and pretty malty. Not a bad beer by any means but I kind of feel like this one is a little light for an Ipa.
Leafs93 (1803) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and grass. Taste is bitter with substantial sweetness. Medium bodied with sticky finish.
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is decently hopped with some notes of caramel. Flavor is ever better. A big mango fruityness with just caramel malt to give this some body. I thought this was a damn fine Ipa. Maybe the cask version trumps the can.
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Can pours a cloudy amber leaving a 1 finger khaki head with good lacing.
A: sweet, sugary citrus, hint of lemongrass, bready malt.
M: med carbonation, citrus up front followed by creamy, bready malt with virtually no hop presence at all. If this is a take on a West Coast IPA then they got the malt part mostly right, but the hop part is missing. Almost doesn’t even taste like a IPA. Sadly, was hoping for a nice hop bitterness but that was sorely lacking.
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can - Pours hazy orange with a one finger well lacing head. It has a very citrus rich hop aroma. The flavor is surprisingly sweet up front with crisp hops bitterness following. It’s medium bodied. Fairly good.
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Binny’s downtown. I’m surprised this has been rated fairly lowly. I thought it was a fruity, pithy IPA with lingering bitterness. Pretty good overall.
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA aroma, but a little faint. Bronze appearance with uniform color throughout pour in tulip glass. Nice flavor on initial first sip, but little bland on the after taste. Thankfully, the finish is clean and after taste dissipates fast.
DocLock (8250) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Craft. Pours medium gold with minimal white head. Nose is lemongrassy hops, bready pale malt. Tastes of bready biscuity pale malt, resiny hops but a light hop and nit huge IBU-laden, and some fnishing peppery notes.