brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Orange pour with an off-white head. Floral, spicy, and citrusy hop notes. Some bread, toast, and a bit of lemon peel. Mostly orange zest. Flavor is a touch soapy and sweet. Light bitterness of citrus peel and pine. Floral and spicy notes throughout. Lots of biscuit and bread. Lemony finish.
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden IPA with a thick creamy mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity caramel malt with pungent British hops, vinous notes, butterscotch. In mouth, a sweet butterscotch malt with grassy citrus hops, not bad. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually liked this one. Not up there on the hop scale but pleasant and done with thought.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brewfest. Poured medium golden with a well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up pine and floral hops over sweet caramel.. OK balance to it. The flavor found pale, bready, and light caramel malts at the core, with spicy pine, grapefruit, and black pepper bitterness around.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and a touch grainy on the palate.. bitter and warm, but it retained its balance.. I’d have another.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Saz’s State House, Milwaukee. Light amber, thick white crown. Sweet toffee malts combine nicely with citrus & pine hoppiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. I liked it.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a big soapy head. Citrus, floral, and mild pine. Juicy and tasty - I like this.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the former Hops Haven location in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a fast disappearing off-white head that dissipates nearly clean with some minimal lacing. Aroma of citrusy West Coast three C’s (Cascade, Centennial, Citra) hops, a hint of caramel malt and some light grass. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of citrus zest and piney hops with a touch of grapefruit. Finish is semi-dry, lingering bitterness of grapefruit, floral and tropical fruits. Though it is a tad on the light side in body it is still a solid IPA throughout.
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-gold body. Steady, creamy off-white head. Cool, sugar edged crisp hop aroma. Sort of one-dimensional, but has an enjoyable enough hop tone. Mediocre product, sort of offensive and inauthentic to experienced drinkers. Not bad, just really mediocre.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a large head. Soapy pine aroma. Light citrus flavor. Rough graininess. Moderate to light bitterness.
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at the Publican, 7/2/14
Aroma: The nose is citrus and floral hops with some caramel malt backing
Appearance: Pours a hazed amberish color with a smallish off-white head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus bitter, nice hoppiness, and a solid malt backbone
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty solid mouthfeel, and a mid-dry finish
This one was a nice, enjoyable, plenty drinkable IPA. It worked nicely and paired nicely with the food. Good beer.