Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Pours a copper color with foamy white head with loads of lace. Aroma is very faint hop aroma and it is mostly dominated by the earthy malt aroma. This is also true for the flavor. The beer is more like an English IPA then anything else. Not bad, but not what I look for in the style. with foamy white
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like birra del borga Te. I think its infected? Funky barny aromas with spicy hops, smells like Brett. Pours blonde and exploded on opening. Funky flavor, definitely has some Brett infection, iím thinking this wasnít intentional but it does taste damn good! Its either great or horrible!
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Bottle. Crystal malt aroma with very faint biscuit and a touch of floating fruit. Some floral tones with musty lemon/citrus. Yellowish side of copper body with a short soapy beige head, superb head retention. Lightly bitter, lightly tangy taste resolves into a nicer, very dry, bready aftertaste that lasts. Sweetish with some natural grapefruit in the mid-body, some chewy caramel character and more of that nice musty hop funk. Dusty, sweaty, spicy - all compliments. Thereís a sort of cellared English hop quality that I really enjoy. Light-medium body. Comparable to other good, sessionable, enjoyable IPAs that ultimately donít separate from the pack; that said, this is underrated.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAY 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light yellow with white head, the aroma is caramel and the flavor is slightly hoppy; it is a strange ipa if ipa at all.
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice crystal clear coloured golden body with a super dense (meaning HUGE) white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops, apples, malt, corn, apricots and even more hops. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour up front with a good citrus and piney taste mellowing out with some malt near the end. Aftertaste shows the bitter hops, with a bit of an alcoholic kick. Overall, a good IPA, not amazing - but a good offering from a local Detroit brewery! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased yesterday from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 04-May-2008.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is not an IPA. I dont know what this is, but I doubt this is an IPA. Pours a clear darker macro yellow, but lighter than Sam Adams. Some bubbles. Weak corny sweetness in the nose. Something suggests hops... not any specific varieties mind you. Fizzy, but a bit on the syurpy side somehow. Hops come out more in the flavor, but the corny sweetness still holds true. No malt, all adjunct. Maybe some hints of alcohol. This is sweeter hopped up HighLife. Not enjoyable.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Golden straw colored blonde beer, with a rich foamy head. Heavy citrus aroma. Light and refreshing as an English IPA, but with the American signature Cascade hop profile. Creamy and sweet. A well done American IPA.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz gusher. I mean it poured out. When it finally stopped it was a hazy peach color and smelled alot like sulphur. I somehow swallowed the first drink but could go no further.Foamy foamy foamy. In all the beers Iíve had this has to be the worst American brewed beer Iíve had. I will re-rate if I come across another bottle. This bottle was stored in the frige from the day I got it until the day I opened it. Yuck this was one sick puppy.
can8ianben (1465) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classicly done IPA. Nice citrus hoppy aroma, appearance is dark golden with a frothy head, flavour is sweet and syrupy with a smooth bitter finish and a good mouthfeel. Iím left wanting a bit bigger flavour, but overall its very solid.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good lord, this is a gusher. Bottle from Degarth. Pours a slighly hazy peach color with a head of epic proportions. Retention is also epic. Will I ever get to drink this? Good lord, I just noticed I still have two thirds in the bottle! See you in half an hour! Well, that was really only like 25 minutes, and once all the head on the sides of the bottle condenses Iíll probably have another sip or two. Aroma is honey-ish with a floral hop profile. Smells really nice to be but that might be because Iím freaking thirsty by now. Major citrus... kind of like eating a grapefruit. The honey-like sweetness is in the taste as well. Thin mouthfeel and the aftertaste is a bit too bitter. A little bit off balance.