Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woody, floral hop aroma with a high level of fruity esters and slight caramel. Appearance is gold with a white head with average retention. Hop flavor is medium with floral qualities. Malt flavor is bready with caramel notes. No diacetyl. Bitterness dries the beer out with a smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a well made example of an English ipa.
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Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly hazy dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing clinging here and there around the glass.
The smell had a bittersweet citrus to piney hops with a nice balance of caramel malts here and there.
The taste was the blend of the previously mentioned flavors but actually showed a weaker strength than I expected.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed somewhat subdued and not as sharp as I expected for an AIPA.
Overall, this was not a bad beer. If it would’ve showed a bit more strength in the nose and flavor this one has a lot of potential to be a great one of its style but to me, it’s just an okay kind of beer.
Yonny (42) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good tasting IPA. Pleasant initial taste with nice "hop" bite. Complex palate. A bit heavy for regular drinking.
edgallow (2815) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head . Aroma of caramel, malts and pine. Taste is malts and resin.
Lightrider (317) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a honey amber. Aroma is hoppy goodness. Taste is what a ipa should be. Finish is warm. A very good IPA. Another local beer of me.
Darkmagus82 (2005) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-6-12
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick and billowy just off white head. The head has great retention, but fades slowly over time to give a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of hop and malt. There is a lighter sweet malt base of bread and caramel. Mixed with these are hop notes of pine and a lighter citrus (orange and lemon) as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel base mixed with notes of a citrus hop flavor. While the hop starts out mainly of citrus orange and grapefruit in nature notes pine come more to the tongue. The pine gets stronger and begins to bitter the taste as it advances further. Toward the end there is an earthy hop flavor that when mixed with the bready base and the pine leave a more bitter and dry flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with the carbonation level being quite average. The body of the beer is quite nice and allows all the bitter hop flavors to soak into the tongue.
Overall –A pretty good more on the bitter side IPA. Good but nothing extraordinary.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good IPA. Picked this up at the airport in Philadelphia. Golden, transparent, little head, with a nice balanced orange, pine, and caramel flavor.
conway (2021) - - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear gold. Sweet malt aroma and light bitterness. Taste follows and adds some fruitiness. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Ok.
Barreras (1265) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear yellow color with a light floral aroma. Taste is clean and simple. Good easy malt flavor with a quickly disappearing aftertaste. Overall an easy drinking IPA that was refreshing and enjoyed while on South Street in Philadelphia.
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a pretty neutral aroma. Classic hop pine taste. I thought it was fairly enjoyable.