gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
This is a good standard IPA. Nice heavy hops with a clean palate feel after the taste. Not much lingering taste. Respectable. wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
My bottle says 5.8%. That makes a big difference. Mild all around. Some grapefruit hop additions are the highlight of the beer. Some caramel malts, but not enough. Lightly watery and without much balance. No spices. Lightly dry finish that dissipates quickly. Drinkable, but not memorable. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Clear orange pour. Aroma is caramel, faded hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, bitter. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Serving: Draft at Tap House in Charlottesville.
It pours a light amber gold with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is very hop forward with notes of florals, grapefruit, and a slight graininess. The taste reminds me of something that was dry hopped with the hops definitely taking center stage. Herbal, floral, and citric notes are all present, but not much from the malt side. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a long, hoppy finish. Overall there wasn’t much to make this brew stand out, but it is still decent and sessionable. Holdwine (1232) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Nice enough IPA. A little sudsy upfront. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not too much so you start complaining. Good, dry, crispy finish.
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Nice super hazy caramel, copper coloured body with a potent glow and a nice tan head. Aroma of metal, feet, malt, alcohol, sugars and a decent amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hop flavour with a malt and caramel kick and a drying bitter finish - nice. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, some alcohol, a touch of hay, some light spices and mostly a hoppy finish - very nice for the style. Overall, a very nice and relatively traditional American IPA - grassy hops throughout and a good dry, bitter finish - this is a nice drinking IPA for the summertime! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a six pack, purchased at Harris Teeter in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia a few days ago on 08-June-2010. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthines and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. Bosco (323) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Cloudy orange/amber, slightly smokey taste, bitter bite, semi sweet. Fair $1.59/12oz at Boca Total Wine & More SonofGosh (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
The other side of the American IPA subcategory. I get zero floral, zero citrus until it warms way up and then fairly good grapefruit, and tons of piney throughout. Piney is predominant. Bad aroma for an IPA. All in all undesireabe as an IPA but interesting to analyze. Get it up to 60 degrees to appreciate the complexity. strap (915) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2011
a decent IPA...maybe a little light on the hops. a few off flavors in the malts. nothing special.