ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful mahogany and amber, some caramel. Large off white head that’s soap with good lacing.
Aroma of spruce and pine, some citrus tones.
Tastes of floral tones with honey. Dull bitterness throughout that is not localized in floral tones, more of a lower layer.
Palate is full, a tad unfocused.
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-12-
Served on firkin in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a very hazy deep copper-almost brown color with almost no head at all.
Smell – The strongest aromas are of citrus hop and biscuit. Mixed with these are lighter aromas of caramel as well as some earthy and piney hop aromas.
Taste – Throughout the taste there is biscuit base with a lightly sweet caramel accompanying it. Hop flavors transition throughout the taste however, with the beginning there being a good dose of a slightly sweeter citrus and more earthy hop flavors. As the taste advances the citrus bitters some, transitioning from a tangerine like flavor to that of grapefruit. The earthy hop flavors intensify and some notes of pine enter the tongue more at the end of the taste. This is coupled with a light presence of alcohol coming in as well. Overall the transitions are quite good and with the alcohol at the end leaves a pleasant warming flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly above average in creaminess and as would be expected for a firkin, the carbonation level is low. The thicker body and lack of carbonation really allow all the hop flavors to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A rather tasty beer. It will be worth comparing to the bottled form to see how the changes in carbonation affect the overall taste profile.
ElCapitan22 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper color and is cloudy in its appearance. Smells of malt and like a red style beer. Tastes sweet and malty...Not to the point of being too sweet, but close to that point.
merc7186 (2515) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Resin, Grapefruit Rind
T: Resin, Citrus Rind, Grainy Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a pretty solid bitter IPA with great hop character but not over the top burn out.
charule (1552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voodoo. Poured orange amber with min head. Decent sweet pungent citrus aroma. Light carb med body. Not overbearing slight bitter citrus taste.
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2013 Total Score: 3.4
At Voodoo. Poured slightly hazy yellow with ok white lace. Aroma of mild citrus. Quite smooth slightly bitter taste. Resinous.
DrinkinWell (364) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber gold with average head and decent lacing. Mild bitter notes that intensify as you drink. Citrus balances nicely.
malrubius (2067) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Giant Eagle. Hazy orange with lasting head and lace. Herbal and caramel and overripe fruit aroma. Ripe fruity orange spicey fruity sweetnes with bitter herbal spicy overripe citrus rind finish. Okay.
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/28/2011: 4 Seasons IPA (green cap)... Aroma: Mild blend of papaya, mango, banana, and pineapple with a hit of pine/resin. Appearance: Dirty and cloudy dull gold color; large, bubbly ivory-colored head; fluffy lacing. Flavor: Sharp toffee maltiness and citrusy/resin hoppiness; moderate bitterness with a soapy-floral finish that leaves my tongue a bit numb. Palate: Medium body; average mouthfeel. Overall: I like the amount of bitterness in this IPA and it’s fairly good except for the soapy perfume quality that rears its head and it seems to get worse the more I drink and the longer it sets...
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #111 for this beer.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of floral hops. Some burn in the taste. Smooth oily feel. Crisp bitter finish.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by thebronze- thanks again, Kevin! Pours a somewhat cloudy amber-gold with a small off-white head. Struck me as a West Coast-style IPA because of the amount of citrus, pine, and herbs I was getting in this. Also caramel malts, grass, fruit juice, a bit of earth. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Surprised by how good this is.
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-orange body, moderate sized off-white head, soapy lacing.fruity malts and hops, lightly resinous, more hops and less malt in the flavor. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness. Decent IPA.
Earlier Rating: 1/8/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Got Gas IPA
A: Golden yellow body... moderate white cap.. good retention and some lacing left behind.
S: Real soft pine/floral hop bitterness. Pleasant, but not terribly interesting.
T: Everything about this beer is smooth... almost too smooth... the pine/floral hops never really catch long enough to leave much of an impression. Delicate malt backbone.
M: Super smooth. Nice texture with the nitro-tap. Clean finish.
O: Easy to drink. Almost too easy with a lack of a flavor punch. Worth a try, but nothing stood out.