Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ taproom. Bright amber. The nitro has a typical head. Lots of c-hops in the aroma. Quite typical of the style overall. Nitro gives it a soft palate. The malts are not the most exciting around, sort of a crystal malt overload but overall well-made. Of course, better without the nitro pour because the non-nitro, more regularly carbonated palate allows the flavors to develop better.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Earthy, woody, slightly mushroomy hop aroma. Moderate bitterness, honeyish sweetness. Woody, floral character. OK, well made but not very exciting.
wchesser (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro tap at Winter Park Beer Fest ’11. Nitro was a really nice touch filling out the palate with great texture. Balanced hops and malt. Not a hop bomb, but a coppery balanced IPA.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From brewery in taster. Looks like the pale ale they have. Smells like the pale with a bit of piney hops. Tastes like the pale with an alright hop character. Not too happy with this beer. Overall 4 of 10
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro pour, very hazy reddish orange with slightly off white head, aroma has notes of pine, orange peel, some grass, and some resinous qualities with a touch of caramel and biscuit. Taste is nice vibrant pine, some slight citrus, biscuity sweet in the middle with a dry bitter finish. The nitrogen actually brought out some of the flavors pretty well.
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from variety pack. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is citrus hops with some malt. Average IPA.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on nitro at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.
Pours a clear golden amber/copper color with a frothy two finger pillowy white head. Very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting ring that leaves spots of soapy lace behind.
Floral hop aroma with subtle hints of earthy pine countered by tropical and citrus fruit notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Strong malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit.
Creamy medium body with a very strong malt presence that overpowers the bitterness and sweet fruit notes from the hops. Subtle dry earthy pine up front with hints of grass and sweet tropical notes. Hints of mango and orange peel but again, the malt is very prominent with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nice light amber with thin white head. Nose is floral and fruity. Medium bodied with nice balance of citrus hops and toasty malt. Feel the alcohol, but don’t taste it.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stray bottle from the USAFA class 6. Pours a clear copper copper color with a medium, off-white head. Nice lacing. Relatively light aroma of sweet hops. Once again, relatively light flavor with hop bitterness and a longer finish. Fine.
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, bottled in June, drank in March. Hazy orange-brown, frothy head. Orange-caramel-toffee aroma. A pretty lackluster IPA, the hops dont really match up with the rich malts. Comes off syrupy and chewy. A little piny, soapy. Probably better fresh. Underwhelming and sub par as is.