Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an IPA and I guess that is the best thing I can say about it. It is a bitter American ale, somewhat strong but w/ nothing really compelling or attractive about it aside from lack of off flavors. It is not bright and vibrant, it is not light and drinkable. There is nothing wrong w/ it but there is nothing wrong w/ it to the same extent that there is nothing really right w/ it.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is mostly the piney hops with some grassiness to it, a bit herbal plenty of caramel malt backbone character. Flavor starts with the piney and caramel balanced with one another gaining a touch of a blah metallic note before a lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not a great IPA by any means but sessionable and an easy drinking into IPA
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 3/4/11 Batch 00073 (Whole Foods Naperville)-54į in Shaker-Pours a clear golden with a nice one finger off white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of hops, malt, and some grass. This medium bodied brew is easy to drink and not too bad.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a thick white head and a pine aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor nicely balanced with the hop bitterness.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
08-Feb-11 (12-oz bottle: BevMo in Solana Beach, CA) The charade continues with this "small batch" IPA, this being Batch No. 00073. All mockery aside, the IPA isnít bad. The entry is nicely balanced between gently toasty, slightly nutty, caramely malts and highly floral, spicy, and somewhat grassy hops. The beer has a modest sweetness, and the hoppy bitterness is fairly gentle in the entry, but does build to moderate levels in the long-lasting finish. Sweet, grainy malts and floral and spicy hops in the nose. The palate is medium in body, dry, crisp, moderately carbonated. Sparkling, golden-orange in color with half an inch of white head that settles to a thin layer, but leaves a solid ring of lacing on the glass. More of an English IPA than American, but itís certainly pleasant and very drinkable. Great for backyard parties where people are casual beer drinkers.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours golden amber with a creamy white head. Light cat pee aroma with a little mild roast malt. Med body. Flavor is citrusy hop over caramel. Itís not strongly flavored, but it is rather flavorful. Goes a bit floral, ending more towards ESB.