islay (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in New Brighton, Minnesota. Consumed on 3-18-16. Medium to dark amber. Beige head. Nice color of the liquid. Malty, buttery aroma. Toffee and biscuit scents. Smells a bit fishy, unfortunately. Bitter flavor. On the sweet side for the style in its maltiness. Light to medium body. Unremarkable palate effects. Not bad but not good overall.
jcnielsen (3000) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on tap at Barley Johns. Pours an amber color with white head. Bitter, caramel, malty flavors. Doesn’t taste like an IPA to me...
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Different ipa for me. Some citrus but really light on hops. It was very smooth with nice malt sweetness.
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasty slightly bitter ipa with earthy tones. a bit of citrus and a smooth finish. Had on tap at barleys.
TheHOFF43 (2003) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a nice copper with lasting white head. Good lacing on glass. Aroma is weak bitter hops, flavor is similar. Meh.
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Brew Pub. Decent, but not the best IPA - especially after just drinking their IIPA.
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours Clear dark amber, large beige creamy head, great lacing, great retention. Aroma is quite weak with herbal and spruce notes. Flavor its about three same along with caramel and toasted bread. Light sweet, quite bitter. Medium body.
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a dark golden appearance with a nice creamy khaki head. Dull, cooked veggie, herbal hoppy aroma. DMS, corny, floral, crappy bitter flavor. Just off and not good. Little hop presence which makes the DMS forefront.
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler pour. Amber colored, small white head. Pretty heavy body, quite sweet. Not overly hoppy. Very drinkable beer but not much of an IPA.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at BJ, you might have convinced me this was from cask because of the temp served and mouthfeel, not a hop bomb here, but a super balanced creamy ipa