durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cedar Door in Austin. Pours hazy dark orange/amber with smallish head. Great nose shows lots of citrusy hops and a hint of apricot. Smells like it’s gonna be malty as well. Taste is a bit overwhelmed with the sweet malt, but it still packs a nice mean bitter punch at the end. Palate feels a bit heavy.
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman in Fort Worth. Hazy amber pour with a nice head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, lots of citrus, and maybe some melon. Taste is bitter up front followed by that same fruit goodness. Dry, hoppy finish.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Gingerman Dallas. Pours out a cloudy dark copper with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, citrus and some light fruity notes. Taste is very complex with notes of nice bitter grapefruit, citrus, light pine and some tropical fruit hiding in there too. Definitely a solid IPA, not what I’d be expecting from Texas.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a golden amber color with a big white head and some spotty lacing.
S: A nice bit of sweet tropical fruits and citrus on the nose along with a substantial caramel malt base. A fair amount of grapefruit notes and subtle pine.
T: The flavor tends toward the sweet side initially, mostly caramel and some brown sugar. The hops come shortly after and have a nice bitterness to them. Some slightly bitter and slightly sweet grapefruit, too.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. Kind of heavy and chewy for an IPA.
D: For a sweeter IPA, I found this one to actually be quite drinkable and enjoyable. A very nicely balanced beer.
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours Murky orange probably due to the dry hopping. The aroma is of Pine and Grapefruit. Medium hop bitterness for an American IPA. Lingering bitter finish.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper pour, nice head and lace. Hoppy fruity aroma. Nice carb, with a medium pine hop. Some light strawberry fruit, and a minimal alcohol bite. Good medium IPA.
BeerViking (2571) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy orange-red, the aroma is Tropicana sweet orange drink - quite off-putting! Fortunately the palate adds loads of green herby sharp hops. There’s a long green hoppy finish. Not impressed.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of citrus, faded hops, cardboard box, and cat piss. Not holding up.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a short white head which leaves a coarse lace. Medium, but very fine carbonation. Cut grass nose, medium body, minimally sweet. Pine, fruit and floral hops (in that order), toasty middle and finish. A good session IPA and one of the top beers in Texas.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nose was not impressive on this. May have been too cold. Not enough citrus. More an earthy, nutty aroma. Taste was earthy and nutty with some pine. Mouthfeel was dry and bitter. OK. Not impressed by nose, but a good texture in the mouth.