dnstone (2516) - 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 í09 GABF
islay (2100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-20-15. Bottled 9/15/15. Pours an effervescent, clear, dark bronze with a moderate to large amount of beige head. Pretty good lacing. Nice looking beer. Juicy, malty aroma features scents of cotton candy, mango, and mineral water. Malty, boozy taste. Sugary, fruit-juicy. Apricot, toffee, and caramel flavors. Bitter in the finish. Medium body. Smooth in the palate. Acceptable but forgettable palate effects. My guess is that this is past its prime at a little over 3 months old. Itís definitely not bad but probably would have been better a couple of months ago. Between lack of bite from aging hops, the juiciness of the hops that likely have been present from the beginning, and the maltiness of the beer by the standards of the style, the beer simply is sweeter than ideal. Note: Seeing after the fact that this is a British-style IPA makes me think that the flavor effects Iíve experienced were intended and not from fading hops. Regardless, the flavors arenít great.
snoworsummer (4385) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like bitter hops, grapefruit, some pine, dry toasted malt, and a hint of fruityness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, grapefruit hops, some resin, and bready.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: mild for an American but just right if itís an English IPA. Wonderful aroma of citrusy hops with a smooth finish. Nice.
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is gold with a white head..Nose is pine, spicy hops, bubble gum..Taste is some sweetness, grass, pine, spicy hops, fruits..
VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Steveís in Term B in Denver. Creamy, fruity and quite malty. Zippy pepper pops in and out, sweet citrus is a clear second to the zip, plain caramel, boooooring.
djd07 (8778) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark copper with small beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine, citrus, floral. Medium mouth fruity hop, pine, light bitterness, good.
PorterPounder (7062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ouray, Co. - Ouray Liquor Store - 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky off- white colored head, nice lacing. Aroma has dates and raisins, a touch of toffee. Flavor is very malt oriented with some caramel accents, some nutty accents, some peach marmalade accents, very brief citrus bitterness. Most definitely a British IPA. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Nice change of pace for an IPA.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very mellow ipa. Strong malt back bone with a very light hopps balance. Had to get this one due to the name. Smells citruscy. Pours orange with a thin cream head
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Iphonephan (5832) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Steveís Snapping Dogs at the Denver airport. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of biscuit and resin. Smooth clean finish.
Concealer (1119) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Just bottled today! Thanks Grapevine! Clear orange copper with a thick, off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, biscuit, pine, grass and earthy notes. Flavor is grapefruit, biscuit, pine, and floral notes. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated with a dry and bitter finish.