hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy yellow/amber with a big creamy white head. The aroma is grassy and earthy with some hints of citrus and lime. The taste is similar to the nose with some bread on the back end. The finish is dry with medium bitterness. Overall, this is a very poor attempt at an IPA. While there is some bitterness, thereís just nowhere near enough finishing hops and the malt bill isnít big enough to balance the hops that are there. I find it hard to believe that this beer is 62 IBUís or that an IPA made with Magnum, Centennial, and Cascade could be this bad. Skip this one.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received a single 12-oz can from distributor. Pours a semi-clear amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of both citrus and grassy hops, a hint of multi-grain malt and some light spice. Taste is medium bodied, nice balanced hops and caramel malt with some mild bitterness. Finish is slightly sweet, with more of a malt base than hop presence. Closer to an English Pale Ale than an IPA.
BeerKurve (499) - - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall, a very tame IPA. Hops are very subdued and are on the same level as the Yeasty, Bready and Malty aspects of the beer. However, it feels crisp and refreshing and feels wonderful on the palate! Good beer to drink if your looking to drink a beer on a hot summer day that has some good flavor to it without being too strong!
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at MBGWF12. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and complex malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This soft beer met my expectations.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in Latrobe,PA? Pours an orange amber with a big white foamy head. Nose is grassy hops with sweet biscuit malt notes. Palate is fizzy, filmy and lightly dirty. Flavors of caramel, grassy hops, sweet breads.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some mild citrus, grass, and fail. Um how is this an IPA? Very mild citrus flavors with no bitterness. This would be a great session beer to slam during a game but in the IPA world no way. No pine, perfume, no bite and 4.2%? No IPA is ever below 5% and should probably be at least 6%. Im not blaming RB cause the brewery calls it an IPA..... This is a circus all right, confusing, overpriced, and no real value.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a honey gold with a finger and a half of fizzy white dissipating head. Soft citrus on the nose with subtle sweet bread to back it. Taste is surprisingly unique. Bitter grapefruit without much hop presence from the earthy end. Nice wet refreshing slick feel to finish and a lingering bitter citrus. Carbonation is moderate to low but a decent body. Overall a decent IPA for its price point. This is sort of one of those beers that can get dusty on the shelves in MN and thereís no canning date so Iíd like to try a guaranteed-fresh can. Regardless, perfectly drinkable.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Blue Dog. Pours hazy canary/straw colored with 1-finger splotchy off-white head. Nose is pretty hoppy, resiny, tannic, with pale malt. Tastes of astringent resiny hops, a bit malt light, with a piney acidic finish.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a large sudsy head and aromas of soapy hops. Flavor is also pretty soapy with a little citrus and not much malt to play against it. It is very good for a 4.2% ABV beer, but I would rather have a few more horsepower.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad IPA, with a good noticeable dose of Cascade and Centennial hops. Still, the malts grow too sweet, with a heavy jolt of caramel that undermines the bitter finish. Finishes piney and clean; fairly easy drinking, not a hop-bomb but perhaps an IPA to please your wussy friends.