Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hop character on this is a little different than a run-of-the-mill IPA, I’d say, more of a floral perfumy kind of thing than citrus and pine. It is a very cloudy orange beer w/ an oversized head of mixed bubbles. Nose is lavender baby powder with maybe a hint of grapefruit zest. The big head on this makes me think it was over-carbonated in the bottles and like most over-carbonated beers, it (somewhat counter-intuitively) pours a bit flat, which is a shame because this is an otherwise nice IPA. It has a nice floral character and clean, crip bitterness in the finish balance by a touch of malt sweetness. I will hopefully remember to pick some of this up again and see if this wasn’t just an off batch--which I suspect it was.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - dark copper color with small soapy head. Aroma - pretty blah for an ipa. Muted resin hops, thats it. Taste - caramel malt up front with metallic tasting hops, not good. Palate - thin soapy mothfeel. Finish is bitter and off taste that lingers. Overall - below average ipa. Tastes more like a APA, not a high quality beer.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber-orange with a rocky cream-colored head that leaves some soapy lace as it settles. Nose involves pine, florals, herbal notes, light caramel, and some citrus zest. LIghtly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, a bit grainy, somewhat oily, bright, with a long piney hop finish. Good, balanced English-American IPA. Really drinkable, definitely not over the top or in your face, as announced. I think it’s a bit underrated.
rolfc81 (145) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Battle creek, Michigan. Solid IPA...............................at Vinnys. ..........
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Light tangerine malt and metallic orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter metallic orange peel flavor.
Bosco (290) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sharp up front, right to the point IPA.
Kind of soda-poppy with some absence of developed flavors.
$9.99/multi six pack from Binnys Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park,IL
fiveacestx (928) - Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - cloudy rust color with a small head, earthy malty taste. Not much to it.
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a clearish gold, with notes of amber. There is a nice white head that fades down quickly with some great lacing. The aroma is big on the citrus fruits. The piney resin comes blasting in and then rolls through a good hoppiness on the back end. The flavor is a little more reserved. There is more of a malty presence up front moving through a light nuttiness before the hops and bitterness kick back in. The mouth feel is a bit light, with a minimal carbonation and an aftertaste that is se what awkwardly nutty but bitter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange/amber with a small, off-white head.
Breadheel, caramel, earthy hop aroma.
Taste is subdued, lightly peppery/earthy hop bittering..caramel malt, florals.
Pretty good...nothing exciting, but fairly solid.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a white head. Aroma is piney, earthy hops. Not as intense as I expect from an IPA. Taste is similar to the nose, maybe a tad bit vinegary. Good feel, but lackluster taste and nose.