paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not an IPA; it is actually more like a cheaply made pale ale made to be put ’on sale’ at the local grocery store (which is where I got it). The 1st sip is not all that bad, but it has a weird, lasting, and nasty aftertaste.
Banksiz (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Slightly malty nose, a little minerally, no hoppiness. Sweet and malty for an IPA. Bitter, no noble hop flavor. Finish is a bit harsh, with a burnt toffee overtone. Just ok, nowhere near the flavor and complexity I look for in a 6.3% beer.
mauroruellas (648) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coloração âmbar,espuma volumosa,densa e com boa manutenção;no aroma malte,caramelo,futas cítricas,resina,notas terrosas e herbáceas;sabor segue o aroma com amargor mediano,álcool bem inserido,refrescante,boa drinkability,retrogosto meio amargo/doce,final seco. Boa IPA,gostosa,fácil de beber,bom custo/benefício.
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Some dough and bread smell, some dark caramel or fruit smell too. Medium body, slight spice, no aftertaste. Orange glow give for a nice appearance. Cloves, earthy, medium bitterness. No hoppy taste.
bhensonb (12957) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is light caramel with some hop, and something that hints of cola. Med body or nearly. Flavor is somewhat roasty malt with something suggesting spicy hop and earth. Actually it would be drinkable, if there wasn’t something likely to be much more enjoyable available.
Tognetta (493) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Âmbar, espuma de fácil formação, mas pouca duração. Aroma caramelizado, floral, menos intenso que a maioria das IPAs, levemente amadeirada. Paladar mais intenso no dulçor do que amargor, que aliás ficou devendo. Corpo leve, carbonação média. Aftertaste leve, não muito marcante, tendendo para o caramelizado/amadeirado. Apesar de não ter muitas características de uma IPA, é uma cerveja fácil de beber, vale experimentar. Nota geral 8 por ter fugido muito do estilo.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a modest off-white head and almost no aroma. There is a sort of rancid pale malt flavor with a little hop bitterness.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream had. Malt and light citrus aroma. Caramel and citrus flavor with grain and light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grain and grapefruit linger with pine.
Satyroneto (252) - BRAZIL - MAR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cor de ouro envelhecido levemente turva; espuma branca com tons amarelados de média formação e alta persistência com excelente lacing.
Aroma floral e de caramelo;
Sabor de caramelo queimado com final amargo assertivo e retrogosto adstringente.
Corpo e carbonatação médios.
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best part of this brew is the look. It has a nice solution of small, suspended particulate, showing a pretty, orange color. The aroma and taste are a bit similar to a watered-down Sierra Nevada pale ale. It’s not the worst IPA, and better than it has been given credit for, but it is still a third party IPA and kind of defies the craft brew tradition of small-scale, owner/brewed beer. Even though it is a good looking and decently drinkable beer, I would not buy this again, especially after discovering it is a contract brew.
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of Blipp at Max’s. Thanks a lot for this garbage, man. Pours a decent golden body with soft white lacing - no indication of the palate brutality about to ensue. Aroma begins to suggest a putrid fruit flavor mixed with a strange sour/spoiled fruity character; some spice and grain as well - is that the hop profile? Mouthfeel confirms what the nose suggests - awful weird fake fruit, cleaner, chemical spicy flavor and bland malt character. Offensive.