Gription79 (2650) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle.
Aroma: caramel,floral, hint of pine
Appearance: Deep amber almost ruby, no head
Taste: caramel, toffee, floral/pine hops
Palate: medium bodied, a touch syrupy
Overall: I feel that the caramel sweetness really detracts from this beer, maybe a little fresher or on draft would help it out. meh
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer. Hey, paid a whole $3 a pint while in downtown Chicago to go the the Blackhawks rally. Couldn’t complain with that.
hayduke (3775) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this came from a Beer of the Month Club and given to me by a friend. The 12 oz bottle pours a clear copper with a small off-white head and adequate lacing. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Medium in body. The flavor is a bit harsh and the bitterness is not a really nice one. I see the use "special hops". Maybe that is the problem because it was hard to like this very much .
edwardbass (652) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I guess you can’t call this bad per se, but it’s not "good." Astringent aroma. Super-carbonated with a monster, out of control head. Taste is citrus rind and pine hops with an astringency that gets close to unpleasant. The extreme carbonation seems to interfere with the malt balance and there’s very little malt - not balanced at all. I’ve had worse IPAs, but this one is just barely mediocre.
Steverus0 (231) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some sediment on the bottom of this hazy, rust brown brew.
Aroma is highly pleasing and unsurprisingly hop foward.
Taste is excessively bitter with a drop off where malts should be present to help serve up the hop hit in a pleasant way.
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19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Stale cereal malts. Musty with strange earthy characteristics. Some very dull caramel notes. Acerbic without notable hop qualities. Light lemon and grass.
jsmerig (1357) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden hazy Browne with. Light tan head. Aroma is citrus with a light bread note. Taste is sharp citrus blended with more mellow orange grain notes. Finishes dry and crisp.
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miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1449) - 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 (2026) - 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 (436) - 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.