Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Clear and copper colored with a small off white head. A very nice aroma is citrus and caramel. Flavor is also citrus and they are fairly complex. Malt is bready and sweet. Very nice.
bigtaster (831) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at pub, nice hay-Orange color with off white head, fruit citrus aroma, a bit of spice. Initial sweet bite, grapefruit, resin finish. Surprisingly delicious.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, orange, and grass. Flavor of grass, florals, earth, bread, citrus, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
blutt59 (6266) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, orange color with a plasitc creamy vanilla aroma, flavors of chocolate, caramel, almond and vanilla
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle with no date.
Pours a dark brown cider color with a nice foamy off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing.
For a standard American IPA this one smells above average. It smells very sweet but like hop candy. The hops have an acidic, grassy, raw tone to them.
I like my IPAs hoppier than this but it is a decent beer taste-wsie.
Their hop selection is good, but it needs more of it. And Amarillo isn’t particularity the best of the hop varieties, it would be nice if thy accented it. The malts kinda fall short here, they are up front in the taste but aren’t complementary to the hops.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin on carbonation, too little carbonation for the style, though the drinkability is higher.
Overall it is a middle of the road ipa with a good scent to it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-15-2010 21:42:05
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a slightly cloudy deep amber/orange color with a 2 finger head that slowly recedes, leaving lace as it goes down. Metallic aroma in the nose along with citrus rind and some tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Opens with a slightly swet caramel flavor that quickly overtaken by a fruit hop characteristic. Ends with a slight bitterness. No real trace of the 7.5% alcohol. Decent enough but not a stand out either.
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, balance, malty and hoppy. Nice bitter finish. A nice IPA.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ughsmash. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of resin, sage, some sweet citrus. Tastes resiny and earthy with a slightly metallic finish.
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big resin and earthy floralness in the 2 holed face triangle .. . dark dark tan, the bill-dozer.. . really tough foam .. . but when you smell the goaline, they’re only words; just words .. . quite sweet, light hoppy mouth .. pretty slick but lucks an assertiveness like ricky suggs .. . i really enjoyed this brew, for the hop sniffers and a nice sessionable ipa that scores a touchdown and gets carried in for the 2 point conversion and then lets the other team score a consolation touchdown and then stammers incoherently ...
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a nice glowing amber hue, some fiery orange, ok haze, a frothy offwhite head dies to a thicker ring, a-ok lacing. Aromas are a moderate bouquet of grapefruit and florals, Amarillo gumball and lemon head/rind elements come into focus with bready and biscuity malts, a touch of sweeter toffee. By the book, Amarillo dominant. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit lighter, some moderate bitterness of citrusy and floral hops, that telltale gumball and lemon sweetness from Amarillo comes into play. A fairly tame IPA, still tasty with good balance for the style. A lot of Amarillo, which I find to be a flavorful hop but not an intense of complex hop. A-ok for a local less lauded IPA. Finish is decent bitterness, lingering pale and toffee malts