DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery and from growler at home. Poured in a Chimay chalice.
Pours amber with modest head and lace.
Aroma of straw and floral hops, slight minerals.
Moderate carbonation and penetrating mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter straw hops, grapefruit rind, lemon mist, guava extract, white and black pepper, slight malt sweetness. There’s a bitterness that penetrates the tongue.
Overall big and tasty with strong bitter hops.
It’s not my preferred profile of hops, but I respect this enough to get a growler now and again.
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light amber. Sweet fruity aromas of berries and citrus. Some floral too. Nice malts and a pleasing bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grass, grapefruit, earth, and caramel. Flavor of grass, dank, herbs, pine, and caramel with a mildly bitter finish.
wchesser (1473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown with pretty slow fading head. Nice hop and slightly caramel nose. First sip is more ESB like...malty with slightly spicy and light orange citrus finish. Disjointed though. Okay.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poor appearance. Hoppy pine profile starts, continues to the end. Nicely balanced, lacks the hop resin I typically expect from a profile such as this. Pretty nice overall.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(16.9oz bottle thanks to Errl) clear medium amber, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose is stinky, burnt, perm chemicals, sweet and hoppy, just smells like burnt hair. Taste of umami, bitter citrus peel, syrupy, tastes like burnt hair might smell.
tgncc (3013) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Savor NYC 2013. The aroma is citrus, caramel, toffee. The appearance is orange/gold, white head. The flavor is citrus, caramel, toffee again. The finish is citrus, grapoefruit. Too hoppy for a true English IPA, but less hoppy than the typical American IPA. Nicely done.
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - strong entry into the IPA category, aromas are subdued, slightly english style on this one.
drjay44 (2965) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at a local. Listed as 7% ABV, and called an English IPA. Pours a thin off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light malts, toffee/caramel, grapefruit peel, resin....taste is moderate toffee/caramel, mild raisin, hints of plum, finishing with a moderate to strong resin, pine bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slight astringency, minimal stickiness, carbonation adds a hint of acid tingle. This is most definitely not an English IPA. It is far too hopped, and the malt backbone is too restrained. However as an IPA (not style specific) it is perfectly nice, well balanced, and appropriately complex. For an English IPA, it needs less hops and more crystal/caramel malt. BJCP, to style on the board, 7/3/12/4/7
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear golden orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Big citrus and grapefruit in the aroma, earthy hops, somewhat spicy, caramel, and straw. Taste is citrus, orange peel, pine, light bread, and caramel with a big bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Damn decent IPA.