chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2016
On tap at the brewery taproom.
Medium amber and clear body with good clarity and an excellent and durable off-white head.
Aroma. nice malty aroma with plenty of sweet caramel ... but from an "IPA"? Some hop presence, but dominated by the malts.
Flavor: High malt load and balance as expected from the aroma, but there’s a clear hop presence worthy of an APA (but not an IPA). Mild-medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: smooth and somewhat creamy with fairly soft carbonation.
Overall; tasty but not true to style. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
BJCP 2015 Category: 21A American IPAhotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2016
AROMA: Sweet, clean, floral aroma with some orange sherbet notes. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Flame orange, mostly clear. Slow CO2 visible. Pours to a large beige, foamy head. Great retention and lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Fairly strong bitterness throughout. Flavors of citrus peel and orange-flavored candy. Amber maltiness offers balance but not a malty beer per se. Enjoyable palette, but familiar. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; fairly chewy/viscous mouthfeel. Minor alcohol warmth. Hops linger in aftertaste and are somewhat astringent. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Traditional, familiar American IPA in all aspects. Plenty to enjoy, but nothing that amazes. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 37/50
Rated on 02-10-2016 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized white head that is mostly lasting, hazy golden body, slow rising carbonation, floaties galore, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, earthy and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus hops, fruity, lightly earthy, and some malt. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, a very carbonation IPA with more bitterness than hops. At least in this bottle. This IPA is not the best IPA that I have drank/rated by any means. klaing (282) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Hazy orange, moderate head, medium head. Heavy body for an IPA, almost syrupy but not over sweet. Hops on the soapy side. Not the greatest.
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Jensen Beach, Fl - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Hazy, medium orange pour, fluffy snow white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Standard spruce aroma, hints of spearmint. solid IPA flavor with plenty of bitter citrus, some spearmint spiciness, a touch of caramel sweetness. Decently thick mouthfeel.
DrNosha (2833) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Helles kastanienfarbenes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Schöne Hopfennoten. Grapefruit, Harz. Geschmack Citrus, Hopfen und Malz. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a hazy gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and pine. Medium mouth, grapefruit, light bitterness, decent. hopscotch (11432) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and deeply yellow with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is both fruity and malty - oranges, tangerines and sugar cookies with undercurrents of grapefruit, passionfruit and white pepper. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet - big cookie sweetness and a slightly more abundant ration of metallic bitterness. The flavors don’t really meld until the aftertaste. Disjointed up front, but still pretty darn good for this brewery. youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. No detailed notes - entering from older tastings. Not much to say about it anyway - Perfectly Acceptable Beer. smaynard6000 (1267) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky golden color with an average-sized off-white head. Aroma is floral and grassy. Highly bitter flavor with grassy and floral notes and a lingering bitter finish. Thoroughly average.