sailracer (422) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a murky yellow with a decent head. Some strong citrus flavor up front and a lingering astringent bitterness. OK overall, but would have been better with less of the astringency.
MWMBeerguy (173) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty aroma. Orange hue thin head. Clean taste. Slightly bitter finish. Easy drinking IPA.
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mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy pale yellow with a white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is straight lemon peel. Flavor follows very lemony. A bit of candied sweetness, but generally very subdued malt. Very light with a strong creeping sharp bitterness in the finish. Somewhat aggressive, astringent hop oils push through the light flavors. Body is a touch thick and chewy as compared to the delicate flavors. I love the bright lemon but feel like the rest of the beer is unfocused.
Berard (403) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a hazy burnt yellow with a thin white head that lingers. Nice citrus aroma over light carbonation. A decent ipa but a bit one dimensional.
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JFGrind (1883) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Came to Springfield, MA on a business trip and was a stranger in a not so strange land. Found this gem of a beer on draft at the hotel’s sports bar. Murky yellow full bodied IPA with malt sweetness and a moderate citrus bitterness. Weird name but a top notch IPA.
bellco33 (441) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sturbridge Seafood: Pours amber with a nice one-finger white head. Aroma heavy citrus, grapefruit, and a little floral. Taste is a bit sweet up front, but then is immediately flooded with a beautiful citrus hop bouquet. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Excellent IPA.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head. Sweet malt and citrus aroma with grassy hop notes. Piney and citrusy flavor with some malt before a grassy hop finish.
merc7186 (2372) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Grapefruit Zest, Piney, Mildly Malty
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Piney, Mild Grapefruit Zest, Mild Bittering Hops
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
popery (1563) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jlindros. Beautiful head on this beer. It’s a solid mass of white foam that sticks around for a long time and leaves solid rings marking each sip. The liquid is a cloudy golden mass of color. I don’t put a lot of stock in appearance, but this is an attractive IPA. Aroma has a nice dose of hops backed with light malt and some good mineral character. The hops are sweet and pack a lot of citrus. Tangerine, grass, pine, grapefruit, mint, pear, green grape. It’s a bit restrained and doesn’t have the huge juiciness of some new IPAs, but what’s there is quite nice and it’s all sweet and rather mouthwatering. Moderate bitterness. Quite dry. More mineral flavor. Some light, doughy malt. Good flavor from the hops. It never gets blandly bitter, which is more and more becoming a bright line test of hoppy beer quality for me. Tangerine, pine, grass, pepper. Some herbal and spicy hop notes. Light on the palate. Very easy to drink. Normal carbonation. Some hop oiliness. This is an excellent IPA. I think it would be even juicier fresh, and if not, they could use the same basic formula to pump that up. This is right in the same space as the new wave of top hoppy beers.
novice101 (308) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was exactly what they advertise it be, which is great, pours reddish gold with hops just jumping out on every direction, loads of citrus and grapefruit with some pinny notes as well.
RobertDale (3926) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can. Pours a cloudy pale golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical, malt, and floral. Very nice IPA.