XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle through trade, hazy dark amber pour with a white head. Aroma of citrus and some mineral qualities. Taste of some light citrus, malt and an ok bitter finish.
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puboflyons (2713) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 26 fl oz bottle. Nice looking medium copper amber pour with a lingering off-white head. Moderate aroma of earthy hops and caramel malts. The body is a bit better than medium. Quick upfront sweetness followed by a bolder hop finish. Vague grapefruit. A decent IPA.
DenverLogan (961) - 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 (2472) - 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 (12367) - 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 (1577) - 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 (5860) - 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 (3035) - 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 (1074) - 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.