BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - DEC 30, 2014
amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a well balanced IPA with citrusy hop flavor and light pine notes; medium bodied malt base with caramel notes ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy copper color. The head is about a finger high, with an eggshell shade. Retention isn’t amazing, and the head only leaves a modicum of lacing behind.
S: Just as I feared, the nose is really malty and sweet. Having said that, there are some enjoyable notes to be found - it also brings some decent apricot and pineapple notes. Still, the hops here are way too mild for me.
T: The flavor threw me a curveball - this is kind of bitter all around. Actually, no, it’s kind of GENERICALLY bitter all around. Despite the bitter presence, it remains rather malty from the start to the finish. There is one aspect I enjoy, though: the finish has a good stone fruit flavor. Otherwise, this one is meh.
M: There’s some good news on the feel: it’s fairly dry, allowing it to go down fairly easily. However, it isn’t particularly crisp or clean. Much of the dryness seems astringent more than anything, and combined with the sharp carbonation, makes it a bit harsh in the mouth.
O: This tastes really old school. It’s somewhat malty, pretty bitter, yet devoid of hop flavors. It isn’t an awful beer, just...way behind the times for an IPA. I’m getting a picture in my head of this beer singing "old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be..." while more modern IPAs like MBC Lunch walk past the old man, wondering why he’s making a fool of himself. chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle served in pint glass (from notes). Modicum of sediment in bottle added mid-taste.
Pours with ample 1-finger head that has good duration. Hazy amber/orange color.
A - Fine aroma that is markedly fruity and floral, with a lightly toasted malt background. Some but not all, of the fruitiness seems to be from citrus-toned hops. Slightly earthy.
T- Substantial malt sweetness is initially evident but quickly gives way to a good hit of bitter hops, although malt flavor remains. Slightly woodsy (neither good nor bad IMO). A piney aspect is less obvious in the aroma than in the flavor. Excellent citrus/pine tinted hoppy finish where the remaining malt sweetness wears off quickly leaving a more bitter, but not unpleasant, lingering aftertaste dominated by hops.
The mouthfeel is good, being typical for style. Moderate (i.e., well chosen) carbonation. Rather crisp with a semi-dry finish.
O - a very pleasant and easy to recommend IPA. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Gold pour. Aroma has some hop bitterness and floral notes. Taste is floral up front, some citrus and bitter aftertaste. Not bad but not top tier. Good all day drinking IPA. outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not like. It. Julie. Gives a 1.0.
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Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Nice floral notes on the nose after a copper pour into an IPA glass. Head is light and quickly receding. Comes across with medium body, medium bitterness, with the resins coming through clearly but not as much of the florals that came through in aroma.
All in all, slightly better than a decent beer with nothing to complain about. flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Bready boring bitter amber beer. Just not very exciting and hoppy, might be because the bottle is quite old... Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a well sustained off white head. Hops are out of the glass first with a little ripe orange and grapefruit. Light florals and a touch of caramel on the back. Sweet then bitter on the tongue. A bit too much caramel for my taste and a weaker hop presence than in the nose. Finishes with lingering citrus notes. Decent. Tide (3893) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Hazel's beverage world. Deep amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, mango, floral hops, resin and pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops and pine. Very nice IPA. S_Side_Smitty (774) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a slightly murky orange-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is orange marmalade. Taste is bright mango and citrus with a citrus rind bitterness that runs throughout the palate. Nice & pleasant.