jgb9348 (6476) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Crisp amber and copper coloured body with a thick tan head that fades fast. Aroma of apricots, pears, light hops, copper and a bit of other metallic notes. Light-bodied; Sharp hop notes at first with a relatively minor grapefruit and grassy note with a mellow malt and herbal finish. Aftertaste has a subdued grassy and herbal note with a bit of perfume and almost no distinct hops to speak of - still a bit better than some of the worst, but that isn’t saying much. Overall, not a great beer, but truly not one of the worst IPAs, somewhere in the middle, closer to the bottom. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-November-2011 for US$1.29 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 12-November-2011. sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Small offwhite head, fair retention and lace. Lightly hazy, orange/gold hued brew. Nose of spicey hops, pinesol and some grains. Body is lightly medium, decent carbonation, light resin. Decent hop flavors, citrus, pine with some lightly sweet malts backin,m up. Lil bready malts and now some medicinal notes showin up. Lightly sweet finish with little perceivable bitterness in the finish. Gotta watch out for that bitter finish! Suprisingly Drinkable. Bottle from statelineliquors. DiarmaidBHK (5881) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark orange without much on the nose. Taste is pure bitterness. Not very interesting. Clean finisher. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 Wow, a lot of negatives here! This is a malty IPA with good hop aroma and moderately bitter flavors in a bready but well-palated package. Why all the hate? Excellent price. Great conditioning and looks like a typical amberish IPA. Cakes (476) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
12 oz. Bottle.
A nice copper brown color, with a hoppy taste that does not bite.
Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12oz bottle from the $10 sampler-12. Clear orange color, thin white head. Overly fruity tasting and somewhat syrupy. Tastes appropriately cheap. A boring IPA, possibly the worst of this style (out of ~20) that I’ve tried yet. Ron (4181) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edge. Aroma was slight pine but mainly sweet grains. Flavor also had a slight bitter pine note but sweet bread and grains were the dominate notes for this beer. Thanks for bringing back the 12 pk from Penn. JB cheap (6076) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
Well, I wasn’t expecting much hops in this steg IPA; just some mild imitation of an IPA. But I was wrong, this stuff is on style and better in style than many microbrew IPA I’ve had, very surprized! Big hoppy pine or spruce aroma. Taste is big bitter hops blast. Yes, a very terribly on style IPA. Barely any co2. Oily soapy mouth coating nastiness. Roto-till my palte, will yah? Waytoo much for this lager loven tongue, WEW! Big bitter linger, borders on double IPA territory! r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Very nutty and malty. A hoppy aroma with a floral leaning. Slightly bitter, hops filled flavor, lots of sweetness, somewhat floral. Hints of lemon peel. Really lacking the hops punch I would expect in an IPA. MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Well... this one poured a light golden color with little head and aromas of grain dust and apple juice with a little caramel/toffee. Flavor is sweet junk... apples and silo dust with no hops apart from a faint herbal presence that comes and goes weakly as it pleases. Tastes like a mediocre amber ale with a little herbal hops.