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.
LinusStick (2740) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ugh! Did I get a bad bottle? This is barely drinkable. Aroma was weak. Caramel malt is detectable but not much. Pour was a nice enough dark gold with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was terrible. Very weak in the beginning with a slight earthy note but not much else. Mid swallow, this terrible window cleaner/terpentine flavor fills the mouth and coats the top. Not that I’ve tasted either, but what I would assume they taste like based on their aroma. The mouth is left bitter with a mix of lemon rind hops and industrial machine cleaner. Average carbonation. Almost a drain pour
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Claddagh. Pours clear honey color with white head. Aroma of grassy hops, light lemon citrus, and some caramel malts. Flavors of bitter hops, lemon, bit of soap, and some caramel malts. Has a decent amount of bitterness but is a bit grainy. Nothing special.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear gold, frothy beige head. Aroma of lemon and orange. Taste is lightly bitter, lemon rind. Light body. Not a bad beer, but more of a hoppy lawnmower beer.
mcox90 (1433) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours dark amber with a 1" white head that leaves rings of lace. Citrus hop aroma with taste being the same. Malt background. Moderate in body with a bitter finish.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a dark honey colored body. Aromas of malt, candi sugar, and tropical notes. Flavor is much the same. Finish is slightly dry and bitter.
PhatB420 (590) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Always reluctant to try an ipa in a can I went in with questionable intentions. Hoppy yes, damn good, no. But drinkable, with a sweetness in there they is reminiscent of candy, sugared hard candies that are well wrapped. Thick head that leaves a full coat over the brew after it dissolves some. The low abv surprised me, I was thinking around 5.2 and 5.5. But its all good. This brew holds up well, but this the ipa label i was expecting more. Maybe bringing this to a pale ale status would suit atwater a bit more for the type of beer it supplies to the masses. The color is great at a bronzed organge with tan highlights and mellow sunshine. This is an easy drinker and enjoyable.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can, which is cool. Copper, big white head. Bready, toasty aroma with some pine in the background. Taste is toast and pine resin, with other woody notes throughout. Not bad session IPA.
Finhead (1093) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, deep gold pour with a frothy white head. The aroma is filled with floral hops and some pine mixed in. The light body has a crisp yet slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter up front, but it quickly fades to a relatively clean finish.
nearbeer (3380) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Mostly clear, orange-amber with a small foamy head that tries to last. Aromas of earthy-spiced honeycomb and dried leaf, lemongrass, and light resin. Flavor is toast, biscuit, beeswax, resin, light citrus, and eucalyptus. Light body is soft, and watery, with a dry finish. Tasty low-abv session ale.