Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 75th Street Brewpub. Pours a copper amber body with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, grass. Earth y and herbal, floral a bit green on the hop character. Lightly spicy with some herbal bitterness.
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ 75th Street. Hazy orange color, rocky white head. This beer looks and screams awesome. Smells of the English-style IPAs. Bready, malty aroma. Nice lacing. Flavor is a nice bready malt character. Then the hop kicks in behind the malt backbone. Earthy, hint of citrus hops. A very nice IPA.
My 150th IPA rating.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 75th Street brewpub in KC. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange body with a finger-width, dense, beige, long-lasting head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet caramels and orange citrus. Lots of floral and earthy hops and a good amount of sweet malts to back it up. Flavor is similar. Maybe not quite as malty as it should be, but not bad. Lots of heavy hop taste that leaves a good aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied and tended to feel thin as it warmed a little. Overall, a good IPA from a cool brewpub. Lots of hops and a decent amount of malts to balance. Straightforward, but solid.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, many streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of grapefruit hops
Body: body thins out at the bottom of the glass
Flavor: big hoppy flavor with citrus hops mixed with a robust bitterness, crystal malt provides the minimum balance against the big bitterness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber pour with small white head. Aroma of oranges and caramel. Flavor is hoppy, oranges and some spices. Good IPA.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was hazy dark amber with a light off white head. The aroma was strong oranges with some caramel. The taste was rich oranges with some light black pepper. Overall, this is a solid entry.
unclemike (2485) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light copper body with eggshell white head. More pine than grapefruit aroma and flavor. Malt seems absent. Very mediocre beer.
bleeng (1565) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Hazy, dark gold. Nose is soapy, moderately hoppy, fuzzy. Taste is nicely hopped and spicy, with a nice malt background. Very smooth, balanced, and drinkable. Almost cask-style carbonation. Solid, traditional IPA.
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buttery IPA. Little hop aroma. Bitter. But missing overall qualities of a solid IPA. Very mediocre.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a couple pints at the brew pub with Grant. Fruity and floral nose. The flavor was very round - sweet and floral hoppy. No hop bite however.