after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz. Thanks, Skoi! Not too much happening here, really. Mild nose of light earthy pine and some sweaty butter. Lightish, somewhat fizzy body with more of the pine, earth, and butteriness. Not much finish. In addition to the diacetyl issue, there’s a very definitely timid recipe happening here. Not much of a beer overall.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramally orange pour, good head, firm lacing. Very roasty, mild citrus aroma. Very roasty flavors, mild vanilla, mild bitter. This seams a little out of style for me, howevber it is very drinkable. Body is very creamy.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very sweet with some roasted malt notes. Color is a deep brown with some orange peaking through. Sweet honey and roasted character in the start and a bit of spicy hoppiness in the finish. Nice full creamy body. Good IPA overall, not very hoppy for the style though.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Prob best beer I had in New Orleans. Not overly hop bitter - a dainty, delicate copper color lends itself to a fairly malty character. Very balanced, drinkable, flavorful, and underrated in my opinion. The flavor profile and palate is a complete clone of Ballast Point Big Eye (maybe just a notch worse)... def better than 3.2.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Pretty light, fruity aroma of peaches and some citrus. Lightly bitter flavor, orange rind mostly. Somewhat short finish, especially for an IPA.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours peachy with foaming head that dissapears. A bit of hop aroma. Some fruity citrus hop taste at first, and then watered down. Drinkable stuff. Serviceable IPA.Recently found at Premiere Gourmet. Strong carbonation.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Hopdog!
Poured a nice hazy orange/amber with nice off-white head, good retention. Aroma of some slight grapefruitish citris.
Flavor is semi-sweet, hoppy citris and hoppy bitter. Palate is medium carb, medium-full body. Nice balanced beer....This would rate a seconf up to a begginner IPA.
Cush (2) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly above average for my IPA needs. Good hop flavor, aroma could be better. Rather sweet finish leavs me craving more hops.
MarkBarnes (384) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 14, 2008; 12 oz. bottle. My first Abita brew. Yeasty & vaguely floral aroma. A malty, spicy IPA at first swig, nicely balanced by remarkable long-lived hop bitterness. Flavor has a cinnamon note in there somewhere. Zesty & fun, but not as full-flavored as the best of the style.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. Noses a really soft, subtle caramel and hops. Faint malt. Some distant yeast aromas. Should have much more aroma, especially at this temperature. Pours a crystal clear orange-amber, with a well-sustaining soapy off-white head. Flavor comes as a surprise. A thin metallic bitterness, some washed out Crystal malt, a bit of pine needle and lemon rind. Light. Fresh. Flavors are just too meek and mild. Hops are mostly as bitterness, not flavor and the malt has too much Crystal in it for my palate. Some celery seed develops on the back end. Yeast delivery is clean, but then it is filtered so let’s hope that’s the case. Meh. My first Louisiana beer, though. Thanks Sean!