FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the pub. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of Piney hops and some metallic notes, some caramel malts and a candyish sweetness. Flavor is of sweet caramel candy and more bitter piney hops. Not much in the hop flavor, some candy and hop finish. Medium body and a soft prickly carbonation. Meh, not much of an IPA with much complexity or balance in the hops character.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Indy brewpub. Clear gold with a bit of rust. A white ring. Some nice complex hop notes. Citrus and pine. Some cinnamon spice and a bit of malty sweetness that tries to compete with the bitterness. A pleasant IPA.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught > Humperdinks > Arlington, TX. Pretty solid IPA little IPA. Good balance w/ plenty of bitterness on the finish. Glad I found something decent to drink here before a Ranger game.
Vir4030 (488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber, light, with little aroma. Very smooth for an IPA. If you wanted to get into IPAs you should start with this one. Nice hoppy flavor but not too strong.
Bigirish311 (3) - USA - JUN 12, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Ram on Tacoma waterfront. Beer is hazy amber. Strong citrus flavor from the hops. Not quite as big or as hoppy as I like my IPAs. Moderate to weak malt flavor (for the style). Hops are very present but do not overwhelm. Overall a very decent beer, but not my favorite.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Smells of hops and taste even more so with a very bitter, crisp finish. Not much else to this one.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2010 Clear amber, foamy off-white head. Aroma of fresh malt, floral hops, caramel, peach, tangerine. Taste is more bitter and resinous but still has a lot of sweet citrus and malt. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Draft at C.I. Shenanigans Spokane. Clear amber orange, foamy white head. Aroma of floral and tropical hops. Taste has some grapefruit bitterness and tropical sweet hop. Medium bitter finish.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was good.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a hazy yellow with one finger white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of floral hops, honey, caramel, grapefruit, light pine, light spice. Flavor is sweet and hoppy with notes of caramel, floral esters, grapefruit, pine, citrus, light spice. Medium body with a floral hop finish. Reasonably good IPA but needs more of a malt character.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24 oz. draft @ The Ram. Poured in an enormous plastic cup. Decent beer, though it’s red color was probably the best part about it. Went during happy hour which means I got 24 ounces for $2.72 which is a hell of a deal in Seattle. Better than bad.