ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color. The head is a one finger white color with poor retention.
S: This seems to take the herbal/piny route as far as hop profiles go. There is a hint of grapefruit peel as well, but this is mostly pine. Underlying that even further are some biscuity malts and some Simcoe cattiness. The aroma isn’t quite my cup of tea, but it’s alright.
T: Again with the piny hop profile to start. The hops come across as being generically bitter with no real hop flavors aside from a vague grapefruit finish. Only truly distinctive flavor note I can pick up is green tea in the midtaste. The finish gradually becomes a bit like - dare I say - Windex after some sips. It’s not particularly good, but it’s mild enough where I don’t really sweat drinking this too much.
M: I enjoy the crisp dryness of the body, but the texture squeezes far too much hop harshness out of the flavors it seems. The lingering aftertaste is very resinous and oily.
O: Apart from their solid Imperial Pumpkin Ale, I haven’t been impressed by Weyerbacher’s offerings - this being no exception. I hate how most middle-of-the-road IPAs (like this) are all about generic bitterness instead of complex hop/malt interplay. Meh.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, orange pour with white foam, has an earthy hop and citrus aroma and flavor with some muted caramel, pretty plain overall
beerandbeyond (550) - ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Hazy light amber color with a small white head.
Piney grassy hop aroma, with some caramel malt and mellow fruit.
Juicy hop flavor, some sweet maltiness, bitter citrus peel and high bitterness.
Medium bodied, super hoppy, satisfying and quite good.
Slipstream (1860) - USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Roger for this one. A simple, ordinary brew with some grapefruit flavor. The aroma is nice - sweet and tangy.
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange not much head. Smells like citrus, some caramel. Taste is citrus and caramel. Everything seems a little muddled, and actually seems a bit bland.
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light orange from the bottle with almost no head. Aroma of mostly earthy pine. Flavor is dominated by a piney hopiness with some bitter sweet resin. Nice dry finish with a pleasant lingering bitterness
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Pine and citrus aromas with some caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some pine and a hint of sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of earthy, piney, and subtle floral hops, and light caramel. Orange-copper with a white head that fades pretty quickly. Taste is clean, with a snappy bitterness atop some bready malts. Light-medium bodied, low carbonation, and a moderately lingering, bitter finish.
jcartamdg (1416) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber orange with no head. Aroma of caramel malt and piney hops. Taste is bitter yet malty, not complex but still a nice ipa.
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PorterPounder (4930) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper pour with a sticky eggshell white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Fresh. resiny, spruce-like aroma. Tangy flavor with plenty of bitter citrusy hop goodness, some minty sweetness, a hint of nectarine-like fruitiness. Mouthfeel is crisp, but could be just a tad thicker. Pretty solid.