vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with tan head. chewy grassy citrus aroma. flavor is very dank, grassy notes take over this ipa.
DocLock (8947) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours chill hazy deep coppery orange with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, tangerine, toffee. Tastes malty up front, with hops, tangerine, orange, and some bready notes. Slightly astringent and more resiny as it warms. Another solid beer from Dan Weirbach.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium white head. Heavy lacing. Smoky bar eliminated any hope of properly evaluating aroma. Taste displays sharp hops right from the start. Backyard yellow grapefruit notes. Clean finish with lingering bitterness gnawing at your tonsils. Smooth and silky texture. A pleasant and very consistent brew. It finishes as it starts. However the bitterness intensifies on the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from mikesgroove - thanks, Mike! Light orange color with crisp carbonation, moderate translucence, and an average head, minimal retention. Dry and piney aroma, somewhat one-dimensional in my opinion, but decent enough. Mouthfeel is average, a bit too prickly perhaps. Taste is slightly more complex than the nose, with a bit of crystal malt, mild yeastiness, and citrus in there. Overall I found it a decent IPA, but it’s a crowded field.
adrian910ss (2482) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep orange copper with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of floral tones, fresh citrus, and hops. Taste is citrusy with floral tones, grassy notes, earth and hops. Has a slightly tangy aftertaste.
TheEpeeist (3663) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clearish orange brown with a spongy off-white head. Settles leaving lacy garlands. Nose is orange juice and peel, toffee and grass. Juicy medium body with a sharp tang and a spritz at the end. Taste is grapefruit, lemon zest and quinine. Hints of honey before a salty, pithy finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, dark golden-orange amber color. A small heap of smooth, beige colored foam is quick to recede to a pronounced, bubbly ring with a thin skin at the center. Jagged patched of lacing cling to the glass. Aromas include toasted biscuit and lightly sweet toffee, along with countering notes of bitter orange, grass, and wisps of pine. Flavors are similarly structured, with the spicy, citrusy, grassy hop bitterness outweighing the underlying toasty, biscuity malt just a bit. Medium bodied, smooth, and crisp, the palate lacks "wow factor", but doesn’t offend either. Bitterness intensifies on the long, grassy finish.
jason (1749) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow/orange body with thin head. Aroma is lite citrus. Malty body with a low citrus hop taste at the end.
pineypower (2896) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a cloudy copper color with a thin white head, that lasts till the last sip. Heavy citrus, pine and floral hops on the aroma, just a full frontal assault on the nose. Strong citrus, floral and pine hops take the stage and let only a touch of malt creep in there, but this beer is all about the hops, and that isn’t a bad thing, but it could have used a little shard more malt balance.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capone’s. Pour is tarnished gold with two fingers of super foamy white head; the lacing is out of this world as not an inch of the glass is left without a privacy sheen. Nose is more neutral then I expected from an IPA, but still very pleasant. I detected a medium amount of hops, light citrus and light sweetness from the malt. Taste is mild as well. It is the same as the nose, and I feel that it makes for a great starter IPA for those looking to expand their beer taste, yet do not enjoy the intensity that many other hoppy brews provide.