OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy burnt orange color with a minimal white head. Aroma was very nice with biscuit and malts followed by pineapple and oranges. Once it hit the lips you can detect a nice maltiness with mild pineapple and finishing with the hop presence. A solid IPA.
Lagerboy (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, Clear deep red copper, fading foamy tan head. Citrus pine hop aroma. Stronger roasted sweet caramel malt taste, citrus pine hop, some spicy rye. Average carbonation, medium-full body, more aggressively hopped. Clean bitter citrus finish. A gooder, but still: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
Borup (4516) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, caramel, alcohol, fruit and caramel.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper/brown color. Sips full and mildly hoppy. Nice balance between hops and malt sweetness with full body throughout. Slightly chalky finish, but overall this is a nice intro hoppy ipa with the rye flavors adding a nice malt touch.
NikkTwist (1257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draf at Eulogy. Hazy dark amber pour. Thick foamy head at the start. Dark hoppy flavors. Burnt grapefruit. Rye adds a lot of peppery spice to the mix. Pungent flavors though btje body reads a bit thin. Burnt paper. Fruity cigarettes. Odd combo. Odd stuff, but good.
AdiBeer (100) - ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: hoppy but quickly overpowered by the various malts, caramel and toffee?. Appearance: cloudy, dark brown. Taste: sweet. Palate: caramel and toffee malts, massive, but still pleasant, very long turning to a mild bitterness. Overall: holy cow, this is good! Bottle from the Crate Brewery, London.
Garrold (371) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hay Wines, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Dark amber. Tight, off white head. Damson jam, tinned strawberries, granary bread, bitter grapefruit. The full works, in fact. Taste is toffee sweet and grapefruit bitter, all balanced well. Big, fruity, oily palate. Long, dry, pink grapefruit finish.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at the brewery (and multiple other times) Pine, citrusy, warming, thick mouth feel, malty, tasty.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home into an Affligem glass. Creamy head that disintegrates over a gassy dark red beer. Perfumed hoppy aroma. Bitter, dry hops with some caramel in the background. A bit over hop/spiced though. Still its quite sippable.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: unk, but grabbed the one with the least sediment....
Pours a dark amber with a couple fingers of light cream foam and gobs of lace. Smells of pine, resin, grapefruit and tangerine - nice west coast style IPA nose here. I like. Malty flavor with hints of spice and a little sweet hop character (like in the bag hops). Not much in the way of complex IPA though. Sweet with a bit of hop character is what I’m getting. Medium bodied with lower than anticipated carb and a semi dry finish. Decent beer, nothing special.
1st review: 23FEB11: 3/2.5/2/2/2 -2.15
A: Pours dark, deep red with limited translucency. A few more SRM’s and this one would qualify for a CDA/ABA. Single finger, peanut colored head dissipates quickly leaving fairly confluent foam sheet. Limited lacing.
S: Some citrus, but predominantly, this is very, very similar to their Red Rocket - maybe because the beer has been sitting on the shelf too long - but too bad, learn to date your product. Lots of malt, smells like a red or ESB.
T: Yep, about the same as the Red Rocket. Too bad. Getting low marks for this. If an IPA is to be had fresh, date your bottles!
M: Medium body with low carbonation.
D: This beer is drinkable as is, but very, very disappointing for an IPA. Huge fail, and if not for the reasons of dating, then the beer is a fail in the style in general.
beastmaster (159) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel red. On tap. Malty aroma. Rye flavor. Wish I had more rye. Sweet. Carbonation was a little low