fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light orange-brown with a 2 finger, fluffy, off white head, that has good retention and leaves some streaky lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, light caramel, dusty fruit, cardboard, floral and light citrus hops. Flavor is stale caramel, cooked grapefruit, sweet citrus, odd vegetal notes, an odd citric acid-like tartness, old dry hay and a bit of spice. Palate is light to medium body starting out with an oily feel, immediately thinning out to be fairly light and dry with a light, but blanketing and quite sharp carbonation. Meh.
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Dark amber with small head. Moderately sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. Okay - might have been something special when there were only 5 IPAs available.
Patrickctenchi (5870) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, brown-amber with a small, creamy, tan head.
Resiny ,slightly spoiled fruit aroma.
Taste is dry, resin, old orange-peel, biscuit.
Very dull and stale feeling.
BlackHaddock (6100) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip glass on 5th June 2016 while on holiday in California. Dark orange with a copper hue, the head an off-white affair. Hop forward in both the nose and taste, piney with a slight citrus leaning. OK, but no world beater.
mvp (227) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small citrus aroma. Nice but not very strong. Pours dark copper color with an off white head. Good taste but finishes a little dry.
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
"The times they are a-changing." - Bob Dylan
The year was 1987. Somewhere between the pages of big-haired centerfolds, Playboy magazine a named certain West Coast craft brew called Buffalo Billís Alimony Ale the "Bitterest Brew in America." Fast forward to 2016. Playboy is nixing nude pictorials, and Alimony - weighing in at 70 IBUís - is a far cry from Americaís bitterest beer. Countless IPAís, from the West Coast and other regions, have upstaged its hoppiness. The hophead in me knows one of the those changes is for the better. The horny teenager who haunts the corridors of my brain isnít so sure about the other thing. Pour is darker than the usual shade of IPA orange; more like an amber/copper color. Aromas of caramel, rubber/latex, and butter. Again, not very IPA-like by the modern definition. The discrepancies continue with the taste. Mild flavor, malty, mellow. It does get bitter as it warms. Itís a medium body with a creamy feel. The knife-wielding brunette bombshell is an appeal to a time with curvaceous pinups and femme fatales worthy of Billy Wilderís Double Indemnity. Yet, lovers of the bitter, hop-forward, and innovative will understand one truth, harsh though it may sound: some nostalgia is bullshit.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour, with an off white head. Raw grain, sugar, grass clippings, notes of citrus, cardboard, and caramel. Not interesting at all, but I guess itís partially drinkable.
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a dark tan with a thin head. Aroma is malt. Taste is thick malt and light bitters. Finish is warm.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange amber color with a small lid of beige bubbles. Aromas of pale to toasted malt with a candy orange backdrop. Some grains and near burned grain bitterness. Like alimony, not real smooth. 6/11
ctipping (1160) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Clear copper with no head and very little lacing. Looks flat except for the edges of the beer. Hop aromas come through, but itís a struggle. Hard to identify exactly which hop aromas are there. More of a bready malt smell. Some bitter hops at the front, but a sharp, nutty flavor from the malt immediately follows. The hops donít come through in the flavor. The finish is bitter, but more unclean than appealing. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Much more than I anticipated, given the lack of a head. Not terrible, just not great. Very average IPA.
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. (Whole Foods) Las Vegas, NV.
Cloudy reddish brown colour with a small white creamy head.
Dark unfresh hops... thatís what it is. Unfortunately thereís no freshness info on the bottle. Whole Foods wouldnít sell an old beer... The flavour is dark hops, moderate bitterness and stale maltiness. Bad beer.