nickel (1263) - UKRAINE - AUG 16, 2017 TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from this trader named Joe. Orange amber with small, spitty white lace. Nose shows some tropical fruits underneath some sweeter malt, the aromas are there, but they are slightly muted by the malt. Just noticed the bottling date. 4/11/12. Thats a lot older than I prefer my IPA’s but sometimes that hard with beers like this. It’s actually not terrible for being a little over 2 months old. Would like to retry fresh.
Intensive aroma of hops, caramel flowers.
Rather waterly taste o of malt, grape, honey. Bitter aftertaste but kind of artificial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Pours an orange body looking a little like honey with a thick eggshell head that clings quite well to the glass.
Smell: Fresh hops not overly strong with some grapefruit.
Taste: More hops with a solid malt background. More on the sweet side than bitter. Citrus fruit tastes quite fresh with melon & mango mixing in with grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and incredibly well balanced. Gobs of stickiness that’s not overdone at all. Mid to high carbonation. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Deep golden with small head. Bready caramel body with moderate sweetness. Citrus and floral hops with medium bitterness. Great for the price, but otherwise fairly average. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from John - pours hazy gold white head - nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus and orange peel and nectarine zest - lighter medium body r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Earthy and hoppy. Fairly bitter with a hint of the malt underneath. Not floral, perhaps a hint of citrus. The finish is a bit watery, but lingers.
hershiser2 (3831) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
$1.17 bottle from Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Hazy orange with a soft off-white head. Heft floral hop aroma, along with some bready malts. Flavor is heavily leaning floral, folloowed by mild citrus and bread. Quite good. I’m ashamed of myself for ignoring Trader Joes’ beers for so long. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at a swim party. Not a great IPA. But that’s also partially because I’m over the style and it’s gotta be really good to be good. kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
6-pack from Trader Joe’s. Pleasant enough fruity floral aroma with light caramalt. Taste is good, not great. Grassy and citrusy American hops, medium bitter finish. Great for the price (about $1.10/bottle!) tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is bready malt base with fruity hops, mild pine and resin. Appearance is minimally hazy light brown with attractive sparkle, finger-width white fizzy head with decent retention and lacing. Taste is mix of sweet and bitter fruit and bread. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and average to lively carbonation and dry, bitter fruity finish. Overall, some complexity but not overly so; lasting impact of hops is more for bittering than flavor. jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a off-white, frothy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness and resin taste along with grapefruit rind, citrus. Short of a resin bomb because of the malt backbone.