markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz from Letters in Tuscaloosa. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Killer nose: decent malt, oranges, all parts of citrus with plenty of grapefruit and bitterness. Flavor tapers off a bit from what the nose promises- distinctly less malt and bitterness, but still a solid IPA with the light to medium body that could convince me it is an APA.
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored pour from bottle with a small white head. Aroma is summer fruit and some hops. Taste is malty, with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and caramel. Decent.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours a murky burnished dark amber with a surging platinum blond head that falls back to loose film. Nice big mango nose, lots of crystalline fruit sugar showing. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and mango on the mid-palate, nice and bold and refreshing but very much under control. Long tangy hop finish. Great IPA.
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2013 Very unfiltered and dry. Took a while to get used to the dryness but realized its a good hoppy ale that isn’t too over the top.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12-oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone this pours cloudy gold with a good sized off-white head and good lacing rings. The nose is of floral and cirrus hops. Medium body with light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is dominated by bitterness, but regretfully is is not a flavorful bitterness but kind hard on the palate. The finish is bitter as well and in fact the bitterness goes on and on. To bad it is not a more pleasant bitterness..
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Natasha’s in Emporia, KS: This one poured a fairly clear, golden color. There was about a finger of off-white head that lingered a bit and left a fair amount of lacing. This one has a nice aroma. /mainly citrus hops, with a touch of pine hops in there also. The taste is good. A fair amount of bitterness, but not overdone. Citrus and pine hops most prevalent. Decent malt body behind it. Fairly clean and crisp. A decent IPA.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
have to give it up to the local brewery here in kansas city. besides the smokestack series beers this is probably my favorite they produce.
Justibone (4) - Indianapolis, USA - JAN 20, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is tan and firm, good lacing. Aroma is piney & citrusy hops. Color is a light honey blonde, but this beer was cloudy. Taste was very typical for an IPA -- well executed but unoriginal. Citrusy finish with good hops bitterness. Weak finish, almost no flavor lingers. Overall, a good IPA from the bottle, despite the cloudiness and the lack of originality.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass.
5.0 A: Hazy bottled-conditioned medium orange color. Two fingers of incredibly creamy and dense off-white head with sickeningly wonderful retention and tons of sticky lacing. I can’t find a reason not to give this a 5.
3.5 S: Citrusy and herbal hops with the most prominent aroma being grapefruit. Neutral malt base. Alright, but not really doing it for me.
3.5 T: Nice balance between flavor and bittering hops. The bitterness isn’t too harsh and complements mandarin orange and grapefruit hops. Malts are again pretty neutral, with just a touch of crystal to balance.
4.5 M: Lighter medium body, but actually quite creamy. Good carbonation and smooth, with a pleasant bitter aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not bad, but sort of boring. There are plenty of other low octane brews that keep my tastebuds better entertained.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-17-2010 04:19:49
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma is piney hops, with malt tones as well. Flavor is a nice blend of bitter hops and smooth malt. Overall a very good IPA.