dmac (5828) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single from Spirits Brick. Poured a slightly thinner body of orange/copper under an average sized frothy white head. Aroma does not deserve the name "Hop Explosion" maybe "Hop(s) Added". Notes of citrus rind, caramel malts, dry gains, bread, lemon zest. Fuller body with stronger carbonation and a full creamy mouthfeel that really fizzes up once it’s past your lips, dry bitter finish with some nice lasting power. Flavor is better then the aroma with notes of bitter grapefruit, citrus rind, dry greains, toast, lemon zest. Not bad but the hops are just a touch dry on this one.
BREWMUSKCLES (2611) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice golden amber brew has a pronounced grapefruit hop aroma and taste with a bit of tropical fruit and some noticeable spring water freshness that can sometimes take on the flavor of shampoo. harsh caustic moment near the finish.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was really good. Well balanced IPA, lots of hops and and a clean crisp finish. Bonus points for a super smooth complex palate and the high volume white lacing it left on my glass. Sessionable as well.
jcos (1796) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on April 4th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some grapefruit, nice bite.
Palate:Medium light body, lignering aftertaste.
Summary: Thanks Ben for this bottle! I enjoyed this IPA, nice amount of pine and grapefruit, not too overbearing.
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter IPA with hints of grapefruit. Mild to medium body missing hop finish for the amount of bitter smell and taste.
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robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours copper with a rocky white head. Floral aromas of hops pine and grapefruit with citrus rind. Flavor is bitter with lots if dry hop flavor. Body is medium and finish is astringent
Goodgrief (2016) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Allentown brewpubs, consumed within a week. Beer is honey amber color, hazy. Aroma is fruity. Sweet but slightly foul, like overripe pink grapefruit. Hugely bitter and not pleasant (yes, I’m a hophead). Just not great, which is disappointing because I thought Hop’solutely was fantastic.
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out an attractive copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of some grassy/earthy hops, light tartness and bready malts. Taste is of some white grapefruit, citrus, earthy, spicy hops, stale bread, and some sweet malty notes. Meh.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap Allentown Brewworks. Copper pour with foamy white head. Grapefruit, pine. A bit sweet. Relatively high bitterness. A little unusual in that the aroma comes out on the tail end. Crisp and dry body.
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Huge hop nose, lots of grassy notes. Hint of sweet malts. Slight diacetyl. Astringent, oily, dry finish. Smells better then it tastes. This beer could use some work.