vinivini (2586) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 25, 2017 Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap in a shaker glass. The beer pour a light copper color, with a low off-white head. The outstanding quality of this beer seemed to be a relative lack of hop "punch," both in the aroma and palate. Hops were evident, but both of the aforesaid seemed quite tame in comparison to the best examples of the style. Aromas of herbal and floral west coast hops come through, followed by an assertive bitterness. However, the beer lacked the resiny, flavorous hop presence that separates average IPAs from great ones, especially those portending to be of the "West Coast" variety. The general character seemed more of an APA than IPA. Overall, certainly not a flawed beer, but relatively lacking in assertiveness.
Bottle. Misty amber colour, moderate off-white head. Low retention. Hoppy aroma: tropical fruit, citrus fruit, dank. Background honey malts. Light to medium body. Dry taste. Medium hop bitterness with notes of grapefruit, spruce. Long hoppy finish. Good hershiser2 (3480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours murky brown with a small off-white head. Floral aroma right off the bat, followed by bread and citrus. Flavor is apricot, some citrus, pine, resin. It’s fine. kyzr (1578) - Montana, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Dark copper pour with off white head. Citrus with pine nose. Flavor has orange zest, lemon with hint of roasted malt on the finish. Nice bitter finish. justkoehn (163) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2017
Fizzy caramel appearance with very thick lacing. Dank aroma. Malty notes with mild hop finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle. Overall is very strong on the floral notes, a bit much so for my taste. Medium finish, fairly smooth. Okay all around but not super impressed.
rejtable (2767) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2017
Tap at rfd. Pours slightly cloudy orange some head and lots of lacing. Nose is floral and fruity. Flavours of mango, some grapefruit, fruit juice. Taste light/med bitter light sweet. Full silky body lively carbonation. brigg (692) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2017
(Bottle) Dark red, clear body with a medium off-white head that leaves a thick coat of solid foam lace on the glass. Aroma is malty caramel, nutty, sour apple, cherry, hint of bubblegum, cedar. Medium body, smooth and creamy, soft carbonation. Sweet, brown sugar, caramel, dank, earthy, slight metallic note, grass, bitter finish. Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2017
An amber color with a white head. The aroma contains some caramel, herbal notes, and citrus. The flavor is bitter but also malty. East Coast represent. The flavor contains some lemons, orange peel, and caramel notes. Some sour and bitter notes in the finish. Overall i prefer west coast hop bombs this balances things out well. Pretty good. oobawa (1508) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Solid IPA, grapefruit-orange sweetness meshing with a mild caramel malt base. Piney and resinous on the fade with a bracing, resilient bitterness. Lovely. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
pours cloudy amber color with fluffy tan head. the aroma is grapefruit, citrus, resin. the flavor is grapefruit and small amount of citrus up front with caramel at the end and some roasted flavors. bitterness is smooth all the way through with a medium body and creamy mouth feel. Leaves dry with very little after taste, refreshing and keeps you wanting more to sip.