hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 12 oz. bottle poured a copper colored hue into pint glass,with a head...whoa! wait a tick, only got about 4 oz into glass and the foam just kept coming,almost over the top of glass,some bubbles slightly lrgr thn nrml. Sumfin ain?t right,took a whiff,no discernable hop pres. at all,slight malt nose that?s it.Taste, not much to speak of, alittle bit a malt,bitter/sour finish.Any quality control over there at Argus? Infected bottles? Not too sure,dont seem like it. QUite disappointed, was expecting a decent IPA instead got a 6pk of drain pours
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/red color with a foamy white head that dissipated quickly and left nice lace. Fairly complex hoppy aromas of pine, citrus, and earthiness with caramel coming thorugh more as the beer warmed. Similarly, the hop bitterness up front in the flavor profile was encroached upon by a rich maltiness that became stronger with time. Medium body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a heavy malt sweetness in the finish.
crazyvin (1900) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice a deep dark amber body which was almost opaque that had a nice off white head that had good retention and great lacing. Aroma had a good malt presence which was heavy on the caramel malts and had some almost nutty qualities. Hops were well balanced. Mild pine notes and a hint of citrus some almost spicy hop notes. Flavor was mostly sweet, there was a nice bitterness to it that crept up in the background. Finish was dry and nice mouth feel.
chicagobears (411) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unique looking unfiltered ruby IPA. The nose has a hint of smoke and a floral presence. Flavor is sweet caramel with the bitterness trailing behind. A nice flavor but much different from what I expect from a American IPA. The bitterness creeps in more as I drink it.
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sahweet, I just found the notes on this. Haha, here goes.
I had three of these beers acquired from my brother in law who lives in IL.
All three were poured into pint glasses.
The appearance was a nice looking red/copper color with a fairly decent half fingered white foamy head that ends up dieing within less than a minute. The lacing actually left a little bit to be desired.
The smell made up for the lack of lacing as there was a super nice involvement of pine to citrus to earthy bittered hops. Whoah, damn, boy did this smell nice, holy moley. The sweet malts do end up coming in just a tad as it warms.
The taste was fairly sweet through a combination of the malts and hops.
On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium with a fairly decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation tried to portray a certain harshness, but seemed actually sitting right on queue.
Overall, worthy AIPA of having again with its respected food. Though, it almost seems the palate aspect of it probably could’ve showed a tad more harshness to me.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a shaker pint. Solid IPA. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Torpedo without the malt character. Some chewy, juicy hops that are equal parts fruity and bitter. Smells OK -- mostly sourdough bread with a bit of floweriness. Looks OK -- hazy amber with a mostly dissipating head. But it’s got a nicely firm mouthfeel, and enough hops sting and flavor to lead me to order another (insead of the paltry options at this suburban pub). Again: solid.
firefly765 (106) - - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle pours a dark amber color with lots of hop particles floating in it. Creamy off-white head and some nice lacing. Slight Piney and dank aromas. Very smooth and even keeled bitterness. From start to finish. Above-average IPA.
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle--tasted at a bonfire. The beer looked darker than an IPA, maybe cooper with a small head. Aroma was more musky malts than hops. Taste was metallic and sweet with little bitterness. eh.
burg326 (3527) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a light amber color with aromas of biscuits, grassy hops and a touch of citrus. Flavors match the aroma with some bitterness 8th the aftertaste, had a different feel than most ipas.
hippiemusic (23) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Gosh this is a different ipa. Bought it at ABC in Florida, their exclusive seller in Florida. Pours an amber color with a slightly hoppy head. Just noticed that this is an unfiltered IPA.
Clarkdvm (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Chicago. Dark copper pour. Smooth and easy to drink for an IPA. Average to above average flavor