acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow, white head, little lacing. Heavy citrus, not a lot of balance. Lots and lots of carbonation. Pretty foul aftertaste. Maybe a bad bottle?
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reminds me why I don’t buy IPA’s. Bottle to pint glass. Pours golden, slightly cloudy, with nice off-white head that lingers and laces. Nice citrus smell. Bitter, painfully bitter, true to its style. Finishes bitter and very hoppy. Malts are non-existent. Has nice mouth feel that is refreshing, despite the.....bitterness. I tried to be fair in rating it, just because I don’t care for IPA’s doesn’t mean this is bad, just not to my liking. I got used to bitter beers over in England, but have lost the tolerance.
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a foamy three finger off-white head. Citrus/floral aromas. Medium body with mild carbonation. It’s hoppy. It’s bitter. The malt is submerged. Floral and citrus hop. Finishes bitter. Really nice IPA. Bitter just persists on and on.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Bought a sixer and took it to my brothers house NYE 09. He drank the other five and good stuff he said. Had a good citrus aroma. Copper body with off white head. Good citrus grapefruit in the flavor and cool and crisp on the palate. Refreshing brew.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not usually a big fan of IPAs, but this one was pretty good. Hoppy, but not overpowering with hints of floral. Smooth and easy to drink with a bit of sweetness hidden within the hops and a slight bitter finish, but not too bitter. I am not a fan of bitter finishes, but this one is a winner.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Goody Goody. Grassy, hay, citrus nose from a moderately carbonated, nicely laced pour. Hop presence is immediate but not overwhelming. Good balance for a Midwest IPA.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with tashi at my "All my US bottles from GBBF need drinking" tasting, 16th Aug 09. Best Before today! Strong hoppy flavour, but little aroma. Decent dry finish. Great new label.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was nicely surprised by this brew! Lots of citrusy characteristics throughout, nose, and flavors, this regular IPA is definitely a new found brew for me for sessionable drinking! Bitter, sweet, and nicely balanced, a great take on the IPA from Missouri.
Jethro6191 (483) - Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit, lemon and malt flavors with a bitter hop finish.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with a white head, nose of citrusy hops. Taste is weak grassy hops with slight malt and a little hop bitterness. A fairly weak IPA.