dnstone (1989) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well hopped nose. Hazy golden orange in color with excellent head. Very smooth and thick. Strong malt backbone but well balanced still with hops. Funny name and I love the pint glass that goes with!
Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF
drjay44 (2132) - 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 (1287) - 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.
jkwalking05 (2361) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color. Aroma is of grass, caramel, woody hops. Taste is of pine, spicy hops, grass, pepper.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Cloudy golden color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, hoppy scent. Sweet, malty, hoppy, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Terminus (2894) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub september 2012-pours lite orange with a small soapy eggshell head and good lacing from the start. Nose is pine and diacytl, very brit inspired but with more piney hops (less earth than a brit ipa). the yeast quality is all brit though. lots of pine/resin on the flavors with lingering sweet caramel malt and diacytl. damn this stupid big D, go away! Even so, i actually thought this beer was pretty good and what the brewery was going for. If it didnt have the big D you would see close to 4 ratings from me. However, this is a pretty authentic Brit inspired IPA.
DiarmaidBHK (2285) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours orange with a thin white head. Slight fruity note on the nose. A bit of hop flavor on the note. A slight bitter thing on the finish. Decent for sale but the moniker is a bit hyperbolic.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color. No nose to speak of. Malt heavy IPA that tastes more like ESB. If this is the flagship beer of this brewery, it doesn’t say much.
markwise (3807) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Falling Rock. Pours a light orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is biscuity malt, orange, slight citrus, and some grassy hops. Flavor is similar- biscuity malt, citrus, and some grassy hops. Mild and light to medium in body.
sonnycheeba (1919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear amber/copper with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, caramel and biscuit malt, dates, and light pine. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and hops (light bitterness) with faint supporting fruit esters; semi-sweet, dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.