sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a light gold color. Strong floral and citrus hop aroma. Powerful punch on the first sip. A lingering bitter aftertaste builds as you work your way through the beer. Goes down easily. Powerful beer and very good.
tapefuzz (428) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus, earth, and a touch of spice. Taste is citrus, mango, dough, and a bit of yeast. Moderately bitter. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
migwell (357) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2017
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wonder if there is anything such as an ale versus beer camp these days? I
prefer ales as a rule and tend to find similarly flavored and well made lagers a bit lacking. Sure it’s the different styles of yeast, but I think the lagers lack the body, the heft of an ale. Anywho, draft at the brewery. Yes, it is very like unto Dogfish Head’s 60 minute, previous caveats applied. A well made, well balanced brew, hiding its alcohol quite well. Aroma is dankness and mild citrus. The flavor is reminiscent of many a DIPA but not overboard on anything, citrus, bitterness, dankness. Crisp, medium bodied, smooth and creamy. In my own descending 1 to 5 ranking, I would rate this a #2 brew, not to be avoided by any means, but not one of the greats.
meccahh69lol (155) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another great beer from Jacks Abby. The one pours the standard yellowy amber clear lager thing. The smell is piney, hoppy, nutty, with a little funk almost bretty-saisony. The flavor is more strident hops and resiny dank nuggs with more of a lagery mouthfeel to it than Jacks Abby’s other IPL style offerings, which lean more aleish in taste usually despite the categorization. Still this one is very good, if not quite as good as I remember it being after having Excess IPL and Kiwi Rising. Good for smoky room italo disco jams on the nicest day of the year in anticipation of your beloveds belated return.
kaser (6141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright yellowish pour in Boston. White head and cloudy. Crisp earthy and some fruity kick. Tangy. Pretty good
tekstr1der (479) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned 04/03. Clear golden pour with intensely sticky finger of white. Light fruits and a hint of spice on the nose belying the 100 IBUs. Flavor is just fantastic. Definitely a hop bomb most of the journey through the sip, but offset by the lightness and bready malt flavor. Finish is very clean for as bitter as this gets mid-sip. Another really solid offering from Jack’s.
ben4321 (6232) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Harbor Bar, Whole Foods Bryant Park.
Mostly clear golden pour. Frothy off-white head and plenty of lacing.
Fruity and grassy, some pale malt notes.
Tastes hoppy, fruity, and bitter.
Drinks soft with a strong, dry finish.
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted grain for the malt, light orange and herbs for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with over ripe pear, pepper and peach liqueur in the background. Head is average size, frothy turning wispy, white, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark murky amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is moderately sweet and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a soft to lively carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A higher end Imperial Pils for sure, but not much my style.
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow, white head, fruity aroma, hoppy, fresh, flavor of grapefruit, apricot, caramel, mandarina, medium bodied.
kraddel (7695) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Eugène. Pours unclear amber, Smell is full, sweet, orange, bit bitter. Taste is likewise. Very malty. Sweet, mild orange-like bitterness.
77ships (9350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle shared with Deanso, kermis, kraddel & Beerlover_Ben. About 1 year old. Hazy orange with little white bubbles. Nose is mellow peach, apricot, mellow fruity with clear malts, faint mineral note, vaguely watery. Taste is mellow malts, lovely bready malts, juicy, pleasantly malt forward, good yeast profile, mango white bread malt end. Mellow, very low bitterness, pleasant white bread malt. Surprisingly good still, very neat work.