ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. pour at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Aroma: Strong apricot/peachy hop notes with a seemingly solid caramel/sweet biscuit malt nose. Appearance: Slightly hazy, copper colored beer with a skin of tan, bubbly head. Flavor: Good peach/herbaceous bitterness up front with a little grapefruit; caramel malts are pretty healthy, but do dry out and lead to a bitter finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Reminds me in some respects of a lighter Hopslam. I wasn’t over the moon about this, but it’s worth a go.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours golden Amber yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly floral and fairly malty. Flavor follows and is sweet. Nice very drinkable ipa. Thanks to Craig.
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drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/25/15. On tap at 21st St in STL. Orange pour with a nice khaki head, great lacing. Nice aroma, candied orange, tropical fruits, dank, hoppy, enough clean malts to back it up. Nice flavor, pretty bitter taste, tropical fruits, dank, nice hop flavor. Very enjoyable!
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with brian sara and lamont. ..hazy orange pour with white head. .nice perfect hoppy taste and aroma...awesome
jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange copper with a creamy off white that retsina well and leaves good lacing. Aroma has lots of citrus with some biscuit malt, tropical undertones and gets catty as it warms. Taste of citrus rind, some tropical fruit, dankness, a hint of malt sweetness and a big briny bitterness. Finishes with a long lingering briny bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi oily with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Big flavors and bitterness that you find in quality IPAs, but they seem to be competing somewhat instead of totally complimenting each other.
TylerGreenDC (583) - - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Beautiful sweet, tropical, piney hop aroma, big sweet, stone-fruit flavor with a dry toffee-caramel finish. Possibly the least-known great beer in America.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... RBSG 2014… Murky peach-colored pour with a small, creamy, white head that stubbornly refuses to go away. The aroma offers citrus fruitiness, clove-like spiciness, armpit musk, stone fruit and pale grains. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is bitter-as-Hell, rindy and a touch metallic. The lupulin sticks to my tongue like napalm, resulting in a lengthy, rindy, metallically bitter finish. Well-crafted, even if this type and degree of acute bitterness is not at all my thing.
RobertDale (4346) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SRBG Friday Dinner. Pours golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, topical, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, orange, tropical, pine, and some caramel malt. Nice.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Dressel’s Pub, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Keir, 7.5% ABV
Hazy golden-orange color with medium head. Deep aroma, animal hop character, some caramel, light wood, almost smoke. Smooth mouthfeel; toffeish caramel flavor, strong yeast character, spicy; strong bitterness too; resiny hops, not fruity, not shining. Astringent in the final.
Not the IPA I expected, but a good beer nevertheless.