Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with some stray white bubbles. Smells of sweet malt and boozy. Tastes earthy and slightly resiny.
drfabulous (3567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of sweet in this IPA. Saw it on the shelf while visiting NC and thought I would take a chance. Not munch of an aroma, but overall not a bad IPA. Decent beer. Some of these bad reviews may have received bad bottles.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle poured medium orange and cloudy. Decent hop aroma, but not noticeable what was going on. Same sour flavors as in the stout.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours orange/amber with a huge, crisp white head, sticky lace. Smells of vinegar and some hay with some hops as well. I smell Brett yeast? Tastes like a lambic as well. A bit of barnyard with some subdued astringent hops, a little sour. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large tan head, retention is good as is the lace. Clear, orange gold color. Funky nose of scented liquid dish soap, sorta perfumey, light honey notes. Body is med/light, prickly carbonation, astringent feel on the palate. Perumey hop flavors, soapy, metallic notes, light maltiness. Finish is lightly sweet, astringent, errrph. Bottle procured in a trade with oldstylecubfan i do believe? Thanks Todd!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Pours hazy brass color with fizzy off-white head. The aroma is lime, orange, and candy apple. The flavor is unpleasantly grassy with some cotton and apple tastes. There’s a weird chemical sweetness toward the finish that’s really turning me off. Some pine bounces around too. Not a particularly tasty IPA.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Orange copper pour with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel and butterscotch flavors. Grassy hop flavor. IMHO, not a good IPA - even when we tried to compare it to more traditional UK IPAs. Strangely enough my wife, who hates hoppy beers, liked this one.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; a pretty attractive pour. Color of copper with a big off white head. Aroma was strange; oranges, bread, and caramel with a pronounced sour/tart component. Flavor; probably would never have guessed this was an IPA; probably would have guessed some form of amber ale. Not too hoppy in the finish. That being said, it didn’t really taste all that bad. A little bit of balance and some complexity. Decent beer, just not a great representation of the style.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Golden color. Stale aged aroma. Flavor is blah. Big bitterness in the finish. That’s all this bottle had.
NachlamSie (2616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Pours a copper hue with a fairly see-through body. Perhaps the slightest of haze is visible. A decent white head forms and lingers for an extended period of time. The aroma has hints of sourdough, caramel, hot cinnamon candy, and peppers. This isn’t nearly as aromatic as I’d like an IPA. The mouthfeel is lighter, but not watery. All of the flavors meld together awkwardly in a combination that certainly resembles an india pale, though rough. The hops add an acceptable level of bitterness that mostly is noted in an aftersting, but never really shine through. The malt flavor has a very generic personality touted especially in an almost corny/apple-like sweet note. This is not necessarily abysmal as a beer, but does not do well to quell my craving for an IPA.