hershiser2 (3242) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a translucent dark orange with a large white frothy cap on top. Great retention; lots of sticky lace rings left behind. Nice clean citrus aroma wafts out. Lemon, orange slices, leafy hops. A good bit of zip to this.
Crisp, refreshing feel. Drinks very nicely. Great bitter snap that is full of flavor. Bitter citrus rinds, a touch of pepper, leafy herbs - that transforms into a a mellow sweet finish of honeycrisp apples and tangerine.
This one really surprised me. It was so easy to drink and had a great balance of mild bitterness with a touch of sweetness. I will make sure to get some more of this. Just remember this isn’t supposed to be Sculpin or Stone IPA and the like, so please don’t review it like it is. This is an EIPA, and a good one at that.
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malt, minor coffee, minor citrus. Flavor is bland malt, minor coffee, almost no citrusy hops. Very bland, boring, and more a pale ale than anything. Tmoney99 (14480) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Draft. Poured CCC, MFWH NO GL. MB aroma. MB with ST and SC. MB flavor with a MB finish of M duration. Good brew. Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2017
This isn’t a bad beer... just a bad ipa. Very malty and full bodied. Very light on the hop flavor. Sweet very sweet. at best a pale ale. Good carbonation. wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Best by 4/21/2017. Pale gold, off-white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is rather bland, with citrus, caramel, grapefruit notes, earth, and soap. darbeer75 (902) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2017
Aroma: very sweet and perfumey; Appearance: hazy amber pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with lots of malty notes; Palate: medium body with medium finish; Overall: meh. Would not get again.
DrNosha (2345) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 8, 2017
12oz Flasche. Gelbes sanft trübes Bier, cremiger heller Schaum. Zitronige Kräuterduft. Etwas Karamel. Grasig kräuterig. Recht mild. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Pours with a one-finger bubbly white head that fades slowly a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium bodied & medium carbonation. Light grapefruit hop nose. Flavor starts with sweet caramel malt and late grapefruit hops, slight bitter aftertaste. Gift 12oz bottle. Rex_Remes (213) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2017 (12oz bottle) AROMA: hoppy, fruit ice cream, sweet malt/corn, hint of smokey. APPEARANCE: golden Amber, mostly clear, just a tad hazy, creamy pale white head, some lacing. TASTE: toasty malt, some coffee/toffee, dry citrus rind, creamy black cherry, light resin, soft hop finish. PALATE: medium body, fresh upfront, clean, not overly bitter or dry. OVERALL: this IPA leans a bit towards the malts, good ale look and feel, very drinkable. Definitely more English-style, as described. Not as big as many Amercan-style IPAs but still has decent body and complexity. so this is less of a sipping ale. Would make a good every day, hearty beer. ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2016
light balanced malt/hop aroma. gold and clear in color with fast fading head. taste is hop forward but had malt background to balance flavors of resinous hops and caramel malts. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 13, 2016
Not sure why I never rated this. Had multiple bottles of this when studying at UPenn, 2009. One of my first American IPAs. It pours a clean rich golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is resinous and lightly malty with notes of pine cones caramel and resin. Taste is medium sweet with a nice malty backbone and a clean bitter resinous hop presence. It’s a classic West Coast style IPA with good malts and resinous hops. Would not love it today probably, but did enjoy it back then.