glennmastrange (2028) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Moderate grain and caramel for the malt, heavy orange peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy amber/orange.Flavor starts slightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. palate is medium, slick with a soft carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish. Good drinking beer, an okay IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried on tap at the Florida Brew Fest 2011 addition. It pours clear copper with gold edges and nice off white head. The modest strength aroma offers up a wort like graininess, pine and a thin layer of grapefruit. The brew enters with initially what seems like a pretty thin body bringing up some a firm level of pine hops, some grapefruit and then growing resininess as well as a little bit of slick sweetness. To midway it starts to seem a bit grainy and earthy with what I expect is the influence of the spelt. The moderate level of graininess into the finish helps dry it out some. This is a spelt IPA? This is pretty darn solid with hops far forward of the speltiness.