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 isnít quite my cup of tea, but itís 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. Itís not particularly good, but itís mild enough where I donít 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 havenít been impressed by Weyerbacherís 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.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a soapy white head that leaves a nice film. Aroma has strong earthy pine some citrus rind and mild malt. Taste has bitter hops of lemon rind, grapefruit and pine which is earthy soil some herbal notes with yeast and malt in the finish. Palate is medium fizzy carbonation slightly juicy with a chalky finish. Iím not totally digging this, but I also find myself wanting more!?
Jay_Dubbz (38) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pored from 12oz bottle. Really a hop bomb here but not in a good way. Tasted off and the hop additions didn't lend smoothness as one would expect.
--you've been Dubbed.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy amber-hued body with a small, altogether brief, whitish head.
Smell: Pine and paper, soapy resins, citric citrus, grasses and muddy, muddled yeast cakes. Oh, some weak toast and pale malts.
Taste: Pale malts, a snap of grains, and a moist mealy quality. Low, short-lived sweetness. Citric orange, resins, tropical fruits, and grassy hops backed with an earthy yeastiness. Moderate bitterness. Hint of shredded mint leaf. Bitter, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Uninteresting, a bit disappointing. Just keep telling yourself "itís for charity, itís for downtrodden animals." Think of the animals!
taestee (30) - USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blah. Very underwhelming. Aroma is a bit of sourish malt. A bit of metal on the front. No real characteristics here.
Michal95 (14) - POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great taste, i like this extreme biterness and herbs flavour. Nice golden colour and low head. Bitter as hell.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. You know summerís over when you see an IPA called last chance. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of bitter and floral fruit. Taste is bitter lemongrass and straw. Decent.
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earthy, dry and bitter. Classic east coast IPA. Bleh... Not terribly exciting.
thornecb (3975) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. White head quickly disappears leaving spot lacing. Citrus and resin aromas. Medium bodied with metallic caramel and nuts front to back. Lasting sourdough resin finish. Wow - it really doesnít taste as good as it smells....
djroehler (275) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is cloudy orange yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma is pine and sweet citrus. Taste is brought grapefruit and pine, slight resin stickiness, bitterness on the finish.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden amber pour. Thick white head. The nose is sweet with a bit of sweet caramel malt and some herbal character as well. A touch of peppery character along with a bit of juicy citrus and some fairly heavy pine notes. Has a fairly light oxidized malt component that I could do without. Slightly salty with a bit of spiciness. Okay - but the malts arenít exactly working for me.