BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent IPA, pours a really nice golden color with a bit of cloudy head that thins out within a couple of minutes. Herbal and piney hops in the nose, but this one has an ample malt backbone, that lends some nice balance to the agressive hoppiness. Pretty good, finishes extremely dry and bitter.
Dogbrick (8814) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a golden-amber color with a thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing. The aroma is piney hops with malt behind it. Medium, dry body with a moderately bitter hops character. Pine, woody malt and light spice are present as well. The finish is hoppy with a touch of lingering citrus. Decent all around.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the brew pub pours a hazy copper/orange color. Aroma of citrusy hops and some maltiness. Flavor is slightly malty, but mostly of the citrusy, piney hop bitterness in the finish.
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub 02/02/07. Hazy orange caramel with a fading creamy off-white head. Aroma of piney grapefruit and some biscuity malts. Flavor is much the same with some added hoppy spiciness. The flavor was a little more muted than I had wanted. Cracker finish with some moderate bitterness. Light carbonation with a light to medium body. Not too bad of a beer at all.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber/orange with a frothy, off-white head. The nose is primarily citric with lighter floral and pine notes. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick with a bitter finish. This is a decent IPA: bitter hop character with a solid malt backing. It’s a bit dry for my tastes when drank solo, but it’s a great companion to many of the food items on the menu.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, which happened to re-open the hour of my visit after a nearby fire caused smoke damage. A hazy copper hue was topped an inch of white bubbly. Typical piney, floral hop profile with slight malt backbone. A pretty good craft brew.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barley’s, pours a semi-cloudy golden tinted amber, good lacing. Nice hoppy aroma of floral, pine, a maybe a hint of caramel. Nice lighter mouthfeel, good bitter bite and a clean finish. A fresh and solid IPA, but not top of the class or anything.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Tap at brewpub, part of six pack sampler. I had both the normal tap and the cask version of this at my visit (THIS REVIEW IS FOR NORMAL TAP, AS THAT SEEMS TO BE THE NORMAL REVIEW) Amber color, OK head for a smaller sampler glass. Get citrus and nice hop taste, with a good, though not bitter finish. Real smooth. My type of IPA for sure.
A quick note on the cask version - it was tremendous. I would put it at a 3.8 or so. The cask really added to the character and depth of this one. Pour was real cloudy, and the aroma was perfect. If you are at the Brewery, and they are pushing this on cask - its worth a try!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours light, translucent amber. Raisin malt, sweet vinegar and hops in the nose. Flavor features light touches of grapefruit and floral hops. Mouthfeel is full and the flavor is spread along the tongue. Pleasant surprise; very approachable. Good starter for the style.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was simply delicious in a word. Woody, with some butterscotch candy notes, mixed with some bready dough. Hops are a bit of a spicey pine needle variety. Pretty well balanced.