dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap from the rhythm and brews fest. They hit a home run with his one. Amazing all the way. One of the best IPA’s I have had and it takes a lot to impress me. Poured a great copper color with a nice off white head. Left plenty of lacing on the glass. Head retained throughout the entire beer. Aroma was citrus, grapefruit, pines, spruce and hops. Flavor was hops, hops and more hops. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Blistered in the finish with more dry hops. This is what a great IPA should taste like.
EcnarM (68) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Weak aroma but it picks up with the flavor, which stands up to other IPAs Nice finish.
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Danbus (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppiness Happiness. Stupendous IPA. feels well balanced despite being highly hoppy.
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thomas15 (671) - USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet fruits, tropical, mango, peach, melon, some pear? This beer looks awful, lol. It’s brown! Slight reddish amber e, but light brown. Nice frothy white head though. Lacing coats. Taste is initial sweet, smooth delicious tropical fruit with backend bitter.
M82 (260) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014
A huge off white, almost light yellow frothy-smooth head sits atop a hazed dried apricot body
Caramel malts in harmony with citrusy hops. The sweet sticky components the malts and hops have in common create an overlapping amplified note. Dank and mint components really complement the brown malt characteristics, allowing a vibrant influence of umami to shine. Creamy at warmer temps. Clean yet rich, straight forward yet exhibiting character. The mouth feel on this one is so soft and mellow. I’ll definitely be checking out more 2nd Shift brews.
25.4oz Belgian style bomber bottled 02/14 (love that) at 45º and warming into TeKu and Spiegelau IPA glass
bhensonb (10694) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy,dirty orange gold with a foamy/frothy white head. Wow. This has citrus, resin, floral. Nose pounding. So, that’s a bit over the top, but it’s a very powerful aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is earthier than the aroma suggests, with lots of citrus, and some resin. It has an earthiness that you’d find with coffee - tho I don’t think I’m getting coffee. Lots and lots of flavors, and the finish is dry, bitter and hoppy. Really good ale.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Flying Saucer during the Plate Showdown. This was clear and coppery with little head. A floral hop character but more than that. Citrus and some pine, too. Caramel and grain are significant. It was generally dry. A nice beer and one that has an attitude.
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper, thin head. White lacing. Grapefruit. Not a heavy body, so it trashy accentuates the hops.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) orange gold with white head. Citrus/pine hops aroma. Flavor is if pine/citrus hops, malt backbone.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a huge off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of citrus peel, resinous and oily hops, caramel malts, and floral notes. The flavor follows the same notes for the most part; resinous, floral, oily, and bitter, with some sweetness to back it all up. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Another good DIPA from these guys.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber orange pour with some white head. Big time hops on the nose - pine, floral, and resin. Very balanced - nice mix of citrus and pine hops backed up by a good amount of caramel and biscuit malt.