tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma: citrus, pine, floral, bread
Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Delicious Turboninja (802) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
[email protected]DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium bit sweet parfymic/artificial aroma of overaged mango. Golden color with medium/small white head and clear liquid. Medium slightly sweet’n’sour taste of overaged mango and malts, some citrus. Unbalanced. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall, fresh with basic, even bit organic American nuances. Frighteningly good for drinking, but not so good for tasting.
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good and one finger of interrupted lacing is left.
3.5 S: Piney, floral, and citrusy hops. Candied oranges, papaya, and mango. A touch of breadiness and caramel malt sweetness. Pleasant, but fairly mellow compared to more recent releases.
3.75 T: Like the nose, this isn’t an in your face hop bomb. Rather, it’s just a finely crafted IPA of yesteryear. Again a big floral hit with piney undertones. Citrus fruits mentioned above. Bready yeastiness, caramel malts with a pleasant toastiness. Very nice.
3.75 M: Heavier medium body. It’s not quite chewy, but the yeastiness adds something to the body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and super smooth.
3.75 D: Good beer, easy to drink. I will always remember this fondly as I believe my first purchase of a case of craft beer was the ST mixed case.
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DavoleBomb, Sep 10, 2015 gerbewa (253) - - JAN 10, 2016
Good aroma but mild. Taste is very interesting. You can tell it has been brewed with several makes. Hop flavor comes through. Grassy taste but in a good way. Little boozy. Good solid ipa Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I’m not particularly compelled to go back and try it again, but my experience was that it was very bitter and didn’t have much to it outside of its hop profile, which was strong for the sake of being strong.
Krej (224) - USA - DEC 3, 2015
So I got this as a part of a self made beer advent calendar and let me sat this is interesting. Not good interesting like some of the other ones I had... Interesting like it smells like a mojito and tastes like gin. Good thing I only got one... Ahuth (625) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottled. Nice clear cooper. Has a light body which is nice. However I feel the hops bitter taste is quite disappointing. Not a bold taste. MaltOne (375) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours orange tinged light amber, slightly hazy. Aroma has slightly resny with notable malt. Flavor starts resiny with a big malt finish. Has a pleasing deep dank character. The hops / malt, bitter / sweet, are nicely balanced, though the malt finish is unusually strong for an IPA, more like a 2X IPA. This is really good. johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tons of hops in this one...nose is very nice....taste is on point....another solid southern tier brew. CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is a *little* muted, but still has enough of that fresh foresty smell to it. Taste is bitter and dry, mouth feel a bit like hard liquor with just a little bit of industrial cleaner. Texture also has some pine needles with syrup (None of the syrup in the taste, though). Boozy. This does not go down easy. Honestly, I love IPAs, and I love double IPAs when I get a chance to get them (Can’t afford the doubles, generally), so it’s not just that this is amped up a little that bothers me- and there are plenty of hops in there, so it’s not suffering from the number one problem with less than perfect IPAs- hop deficiency. Something about the taste profile is just a little weird. Maybe the lack of a bottled on or sell by date is part of the reason why- but if you don’t put a date on the bottle, I’m rating what I taste. The "it’s out of code" excuse only works if I can verify that it is in fact out of code, otherwise, I’m rating what I might wind up with the next time since I have no way of telling what’s what. I usually won’t buy anything that’s not dated in some way, but this was a real good sale and I needed to save money and wanted the tick. It’s also possible that one of their four hop varieties (Which four are unspecified on the bottle) is sort of a rogue hop that I don’t care for. But it’s still not a bad beer. Just an average one. Almost burns the lips like a rough wind.