Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finished second to Yellow Kite as my favorite beer of this sampler pack. Very nice IPA but not at the top of my favorites. Something I really enjoyed was the blending of the bitter/grapefruit/malt/hop concoction. Again, this is a beer I would recommend others give a try.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Iím a little surprised that I havenít rated this yet- I guess Iíll have to make a stop by Bristol next time Iím in the Springs. Cloudy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy, cream/tan head. Somewhat grapefruit/orange citrusy, piney hoppy, slightly toasty aroma. Sweet, toasty pale malty, piney, grapefruit hoppy, a touch earthy flavor. Pretty solid IPA.
BucannonXC5 (1061) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a draft into a pilsner glass at Buffalo Wild Wings in Colorado Springs, Colo. Inch of head. Color was hazy, murky caramel. Lots of lacing. Lots of film on the sides throughout.
Smelled of buttery malts. Slightly bitter.
Similar to the nose. Tasted of a buttery balance with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Medium body. Average carbonation. Consistent, smooth taste.
Just an okay beer overall. I was hoping for better but I guess thatís what I get for hoping.
Beershine (5218) - 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 (13426) - 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 (1430) - 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 í11. 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 (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, 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 (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (4192) - 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.