Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 18, 2014
From BA review on 1-29-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
(This is actually the second time I had this. I wanted to give it another try before reviewing, as the first time I really was not a big fan.)
Appearance - Pours a golden color with a nice what head that forms upon pouring. It fades leaving a think layer of persistent white foam on top with a bit of lacing.
Smell - Piney and malty in aroma really meet the nose up front and are quite nice, but soon the aroma turns to something a little more earthy. The earthiness however is a sorta metallic and clay mix which does not meld well with the more burnt malt aroma.
Taste - The taste is roasted malt at first followed my some more earthy hop flavor with a bit of pine thrown in. The hop flavor is relativity light in comparison to most IPA’s of comparable strength. The maltiness is too much and the hoppiness is too low.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation is a bit too high and the body is bit too thin.
Overall - Not to impressed with this IPA and one I will likely not try again. If you like your IPA a bit on the lighter hop side with the profile more toward malty/earthy then this may be for you; its just not for me. Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle in our appartment, Maui, from the Wine Corner in Paia, 25/04/14.
Clear golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is citric sherbets, light floral hop tones, straw, faint caramel, bitter orange, damp towel.
Taste comprises light citric peel, bitter orange, straw, orange squash, bitter resonance.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A rather muted low end IPA, looked the part but offered little at the business end. GoufCustom (1998) - HONG KONG - APR 30, 2014
emojams (9) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
355 ml bottle bought at Liquid Assets in Central.
Translucent amber colour with trunks of yeast particles; Half finger head and off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with light grapefruit, strong caramel, strong molasses, toffee, raisins, dark fruits, faint alcohol, bread, yeast and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of Ale malt, with metallic, strong molasses, light grapefruit zest, light dark fruits, strong yeast, strong lime, sharp bitter hops and strawy grass; Mid to light body, slick palate; Mouth feel is sweet Ale with moderate maltyness and body. Zesty grapefruit and solid light plums / dark fruits. The rich caramel aroma was not carry onto the taste.Metallic was faded eventually. Booze is slightly biting. Loads of yeast but not too bready. Hmm…Hoppiness is zasty grapefruit and raisin / light dark fruit nose and taste. Bitterness is sharp strawy grass for a lasting and nice bitter finish; Dry aftertaste, Bitter and sharp grassy to mouth.
Comments: I think this one is a bit shaky and not as solid as other fancy craft brew IPAs. From aroma to taste, it’s strong but kind of fragile, trying hard to be a top dog with limited resources. I salute the effort, but that’s not good enough. Worth a try, though.
Not crazy about this IPA , has little aroma , bitter aftertaste, it went down ok but not a buy again berr crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
A foul west coast IPA. Thin in body no sign of any type of west coast hops. Just awful.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Nice tasty IPA. Aromas of tomato, cherry, tropical fruit. Taste ends with long subtle bitterness. matty (415) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head that settles to a thin film. Aroma is mostly piney hops. Medium body, taste a little more of malt than hops with a slightly dry, slick finish. Not great, but I’ve had worse. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Not a very good IPA but very cheap and from traderjoes, drank on new years, okay TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Hazy orange pour with a sudsy white head. Big time citrus aroma. Comes off a tad underwhelming but is I could see this as an entry level IPA. rondphoto (4431) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Nearly clear medium amber, 2" frothy head, lots of swirls of lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds moderate bitters in the finish. Not complex at all, but palatable. 7% seems a bit high for the taste.