PhillyBeer2112 (2882) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Argh. Nose hinted at some floral hops and caramel malts, fairly simple in construction, but also moreso diacetyl. Flavor was dominated by diacetyl with some spicy hops skirting the edges, and a sweet malt base. Misery Bay indeed. joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber orange, quick head, little lacing, some retention. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is earthy bitter, moderately sweet. Light body, medium carbonation, thin mouth feel. Finishes earthy bitter. Tasting notes of grass, caramel, pine, herbs, metallic and resin. An average IPA for me. Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Pours a murky orange with almost no head at all and some very thin lacing. Aromas are pretty basic - bright fruits, pine, grass. Taste is pretty bitter and matches the nose accordingly. Really thin bodied, dry, and pretty unmemorable, though not a total misstep. Probably refreshing after a rough day. Acquire. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a decent off white head. Rather light nose. Bits of citrus and grains. The flavor is equally weak with a bit of stale citrus hops, malt, grain, and light caramel. Thin mouthfeel. Not worth seeking out. duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours deep golden brown--looking good so far--but sadly disappoints with minimal aroma, flat flavor profile and thin body and seltzer-like mouth feel. Boring.
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle - courtesy of Braudog. Thanks Matt. Pours amber with a short white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with light citrus notes and soft hop resins. Light caramel as well. taste is caramel, toasted malt, Bit O Honey, floral hops, hop resins and soft citrus notes. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, floral hops, citrus, grassy notes and hops resins. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an amber-copper color with a huge white head that has fantastic retention. Over time the billowy head slowly fades over time to give a nice amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. A sweet tropical fruit aroma of tangerine, mango, and papaya mix with some citrus hop aromas as well as a lighter earthy smell.
Taste – The taste starts out quite bready, with less sweetness then would have been anticipated from the nose. With the bready flavor is a lighter citrus flavor as well as a very light caramel taste. As the taste advances further the bready flavor fades some while the citrus hop grows stronger. With the citrus comes some earthy and pine hop flavors as well. In the end these flavors all combined to leave a citrus and earthy flavor in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. Both are quite nice for the hop and bready flavors and make for a good feeling brew.
Overall – A nice drinking IPA with a smooth taste and good feel. River_Master (4) - USA - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Not bad, maybe I’ll give it a better rating drinking it from a glass next time. More words Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark bronze, creamy head. Nice "beery" aroma of the outdoors -- malty and rich, with a decidedly tannic finish ... like oaken citrus maybe? Thick and viscous for sure. (#5570, 7/4/2014) snoworsummer (5956) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a bubbly frothy off white head. Smells like sweet, nutty, orange hops, with some roasted caramel and booze. Tastes malty, nutty, like roasted grains and alcohol.