drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 2010 - India pours a clear light orange color with a two finger head and great retention. Lacing throughout the glass. The smell is really nice. Big amount of fruit. Citrus and grapefruit with a smell kick of floral hops. I also picked up a tad bit of spice and caramel backbone. Not as nice as real West Coast IPAs but nice and decent. Now when I first tasted this brew it made me think of one thing. Orange Jello. It tasted just like it. Oh and I love Orange Jello. Then as I had my second bottle I definitely noticed more grapefruit and the citrus took a back seat. Still present but just not as big. I also picked up some tropical fruit, a bready and caramel malt background, and some spice. The mouthfeel is medium boded, creamy, and silky with a nice dry and bitter finish,
Overall I was really impressed with this one time brew and I really glad I picked up a case of this stuff. Itís not quite as great as other West Coast IPAs (Hey theyíre from PA) but itís a nice try.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Picked up a bottle at Caponeís.
Appearance brings in an orange body with a bit of haze to it. Slight copper coloring as well. Off white head with a bit of lace. The nose brings a good deal of citrus, with orange really standing out. A bit of zest. A bit of caramel in the background. The taste brings forward quite a bit of hops and bitterness along with some hop flavor. There is some mild caramel malt in the background--itís certainly not dominant. Feel is a bit dry and ever so slightly sweet. Good carbonation. A nice one off; I look forward to more from this series.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2010
alobar (2734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with pine, hops, and bread. Strong hop flavor with hints of pine and slightly subdued by caramel and bread. While there is a solid hop presence, underlying toasted malts, and caramel really balance the beer.
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An rough IPA. Earthy, heavily toasted, strangely dry.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few months after the beer release. Thanks for the rare tick Fred.
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is tangy with fruity notes passion fruits and such. Taste is very toasted. I got a taste of dry bread crumbs and salad crouton with earthy caramel. Very hoppy and the hops have a strong resinous character. Leaves a long earthy dirty after-taste. I thought the beer was overall a bit rough and dirty. Not bad at all but not the type of IPA I could drink all night long. Why did Weyerbacher drop the Pale Ale and just called it India and why did they just brew a small batch of this very popular style? I really donít know. Nor do I know why there are no B batteries.
dagimp (700) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle into a pint glass. NO date on bottle???? Pours a nice hay/copper color. Not much aroma. Lots of fluffy head and lacing. Mouthfeel is very, very good; extremely thick but not syrupy. Good carbonation. Taste is of piny hops with some bite to it. Overall a decent-good IPA. More in the British style as itís got a good balance between malt and hops, but hoppy none the less.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle has no date on it so I am unsure when this one was bottled.
Pours a opaque, orange color with a white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma is not as hoppy as I would expect.
The taste has a lot more hop presence than the smell and I am thankful for that. Subtle bitterness to start but then increases. I pick up almost a metallic taste, not sure how to describe.
Mouthfeel is light/medium.
Overall, I am fairly unimpressed with this one. Not a very good IPA in my opinion.
6/23/10: Was sent another bottle as an extra so I will give it a go again. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with surprisingly little head. Piney and citrus rind notes in the aroma. Pretty much the same as last time. Not a big fan of this one.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium sized white head. Nice citrus and a little malt, touches of oxidization. Medium bodied, much more empty than expected, seems as if everything has fallen out, oxidized and dull. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness. Not impressed.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed peachy copper w nice head. Aroma of stale grassy and fruity hops some citrus dusty light cheesy hops and mineral and hint of metal. Flavor is a bit off cheesy hops metal dust mineral grass and herbs astrngent finish low malt cracker.
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a nice amber color with a finger worth of tan head that recedes to a thin layer which sticks to the glass.
S: The nose has plenty of grapefruit hops along with some oranges. Thereís a subtle pine and some bready and caramel malt behind it.
T: The citrus flavors are mild with the beer leaning more toward the bread up front. The finish has some grapefruit along with a light pine.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low, smooth carbonation.
D: The nose was much better than the flavors, but they are fairly unoffensive. Not an outstanding IPA, but certainly drinkable.
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight during Hopfest 10! Dark hazy orange pour. Big citrus hop aroma. Slightly sweet malt, spicy, citrus and bitter hop taste. Awesome.