CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fifth in todayís series of long lost ratings from the long lost notebook.
Pours a sort of orange color with a big head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is grassy and citrusy with some sweet malt and a odd off putting stinkiness that I really canít pin down as any one thing.
The flavor is bitter and floral, the malt is right there out front with both caramel and toasty malt flavor. The beer is weird because Iíd call it "moderately bitter" however the bitterness dominants the flavor and very little actual hop character gets through. The beer is mildly astringent.
I donít even know what to say here, these are available exclusively at Hy-Vee stores, most of which usually sell much better IPAs for anywhere between the exact same price as this or a dollar or two more... I canít imagine once the "try this new thing" honeymoon is over that there will be much left for sales with a beer like this, who knows....
ads135 (3564) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A middling IPA. Pours amber with a thickish head. Light bready sweetness and an indistinct citrus and grass character.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle, $2 single at HyVee, Ankeny, IA. Picked up as part of my scramble to not let November be my month with the fewest ratings ever. Screw-top crown, followed by my sin of pouring into a plain old shaker glass. Appearance is a bright amber, with plenty of thick, orange-y foam. Smell has some light citrus and grassy hop overtones. A fake store brand beer this may be, but at least they are up front about their hop bill. Taste brings up some earthy hop notes suited to an English IPA. This is more hop-forward than their web page suggests. Has a bit of a curdled aftertaste, but that may be my cold speaking. I see that I can trust the Point guys for a solid brew even when contracted.
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz sample pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and malts. Taste of malts and the hops.
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cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper with a decent white head that sticks around for awhile, a little lacing in the glass, the aroma actually had a nice amount of hops with a little bit of citrus on the nose, the flavor is kind of off on the front end, kind of musty with a finish of hops, the mouthfeel is creamy and nice though and that at least helps it out some, overall, pretty lower middle of the road IPA out there but not bad for $7 a sixer.
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from hyvee... Pours clear amber with small white head.. wasnt expecting much since ive never heard of it before.. But its nit bad.. easy drinking.. Some malts citrus.. Not very hoppy at all but tasty
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightish copper with a 2 finger, fluffy off white head. Aroma is biscuit, pine, light citrus and floral hops, caramel and a little toffee. Flavor is mroe biscuit, caramel, piney and planty hops are most prevailant, but some citrus as well, a slightly Englishy yeast profile, toast and some bitter pine and light grassiness to the finish. Palate is light to medium bodied, with a creamy to slick feel, mild carbonation and off dry finsh with a lingering bitterness clinging to the palate. O.K. overall. No major flaws, but nothing all that impressive.
TXBadger (1970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mostly clear amber color with white head. Citrus and cereal grain on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a floral note.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-red pour with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, bisquit, little earthy hops. OK tasting beer. Hoppy aftertaste. Nice lacing.
Finhead (1375) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber-gold pour with a white head. The aroma is a little earthy with herbal and light pine notes. It has a light, watery texture with lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet and easy drinking with smooth, quick finish. Not bad, but not exciting either.