Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2016 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long line at Buffalo Beer Fest for this. Amber hue capped by off white head with good retention. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste follows with addition of a caramel malt body. Has a bit of chalk and soap too. It would be a good beer if they could figure that out.
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (sugar cookie, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
The aroma is pleasant with cookie-ish malt and apricoty-peachy fruity hops. The sugars linger just a tad too long in the finish, and the mouthfeel is pretty average (watery, almost syrupy), but ultimately it’s a nice enough mouth experience. Purty good. ganache (5903) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a pretty bright golden out of the neck but picks up significant orange hues in the glass, clear with medium carbonation and a jiggling off-white head, lace. Caramel and dough in the nose, not much vegetal but the hops have leaned away somewhat from citrus and juice; amazing to say, though, that it’s the malt profile of an IPA drawing me in for the first sip. Taste semi-dry but drying to "quite" or "rather", heavy earth and caramel, medium-strong bitterness, soap-like cleansing power over the suddenly-thin caramel, some mild resin and medium pine, minimized PNW characteristics, but the whole thing seems caught in some sort of pattern buffer. Soft medium-full body, again the malt is the main calling card, greener hops in the aftertaste but there really is something appealing here, a certain nimbleness amidst the flab that makes me crave another. And even another! [2016.04.09: 3.2] unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured a clear deep gold with a small white head. The aroma is fairly floral with just a little sweet almost sugary caramel malt sticking out. Some citrus under that. The hop flavor is earthy with some citrus. Cereal and caramel notes. Light bodied with a dry liight but long bitterness Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Mild aroma, pale weak color. Nice flavor, resembles session ale, not very heavy or hoppy. Ok, but not what I would reach for. LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Appearance is medium white head with amber color. Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Taste has medium bitterness with a nice citrusy balance. Overall a nice IPA.
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Not nasty, not great. Closer to the bottom than the middle - just not my favorite. Little flavor, little taste. Definitely non offensive, but it's not my thing.
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Pours a light orange color with a small off white head. Aroma is odd. Like some stale fruit and citrus hops with pale malt. Taste is super dry and fruity with some malt coming through. Kinda tastes like a fruity cereal. Semi dry finish with a hop aftertaste. OK freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2015
An IPA that evokes warm summer Caribbean mango flavors. Pine and resin and eve citrus are dialed back allowing a hearty island fruit melanfe to shine through in both aroma and flavor. Pours light golden with a frothy white head. On the thinner side, but is appropriate for the style they are targeting. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing speckling the sidesof the glass.
The smell had a strong presence of sweet caramel malts making up most of the aroma but still allowing a light citrus bittersweetness.
The taste was definitely better as the bittersweet citrus hops come forward more to blend nicely with the caramel malts. A light sweet sticky citrus to caramel aftertaste leads to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness is there and rolls nicely over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA for the taste and palate. Probably could use a bit more in the aroma but could also be a decent food beer as well. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange-yellow, with a little head. Nothing too great, not too hoppy or too heavy. I don’t really love it all that much, there’s nothing really distinctively great.