Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 6/8/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Great sticky lace. Scents of floral tones, mild citrus, and whiffs of pine on the back end.
The mouth is crisp and clean. Flavors of tart citrus, with a bit of a charred aftertaste. Mildly bitter. Some faint sweetness noted. This is not a bad IPA by any means. It’s not the best, or what I was exactly looking for in this style, but still good. Easily drinkable. Could be an easy crossover IPA for the inquisitive.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much to this IPA. Very drinkable and smooth, but seems to be missing some of the characteristic IPA notes.
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not great. It’s ok with a yeasty cereal body but bitter finish. Not much hops detected other than the bitter.
Dodgrblu (692) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cortis Bros. Nice golden color, no head, no fizziness or mouthfeel. Very little hoppiness.
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Beautiful IPA. Super fresh tasting. Absolutely loved it Can t wait to get some more
crhensel (139) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12 oz bottle into pint class) Poured a light coppery with a very small off white head. The nose had some slight citrus notes and a bit of pine. It has a smooth mouthfeel but the bitterness of the hops was a little overwhelming at first. Allowing to warm mellowed it a bit, but this is a very average IPA.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from the distro 2/24/11.
golden with a small ow head.
it smells like carrots mixed with caramel, spice, lemon and sugar cookies.
the flavor is the same only sweeter than hoppy even though it has a dry odd hoppiness in there. 5.5/3/5/3/12
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall, not bad, I’ve had worse IPA (anything from Flying Fish), but lacks that hoppy bite flavor, and bitterness. Maybe the “organic” touch lacks this flavor, but this beer was thin, somewhat watered down. Again, a decent beer, not sure this should be in an IPA category. I know the deScription says "not over the top", but, at least get near the top.
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUIRkVbTh08
Appearance: Golden-amber, 1-finger head dissipates to layering, above-average lacing
Smell: Fresh pine sap, floral notes, hint of blackberry + carmel malts
Taste: Medium body, fresh pine sap, grapefruit, stainless steel sweetness, light hop astringency + carmel malts, strawberry + blackberry finish, orange candy residual, medium carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Thai food
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, reviewed from notes from 9/16/2011. Clear, yellowish orange color. Thin white head. Rows of lace. Nice, light, sessionable, savory hop taste. Not as bitter or dry as the usual IPA but still good. Somehow tastes organic. Kind of a leafy herb aroma, something savory.