BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange hue, no head. Nose is citrus and piney hops on the west coast spectrum. Flavor is strong hop-malt balance, finishes with modest bitterness and light fruits. Medium-bodied, a nicely bitter IPA with strong malt balance, bitter and quaffable.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of ROBORB. Thanks! Pours clear amber with light white head. Smell is yeasty, herbal and dank hops. Taste is clean, herbal, earthy, grassy and hoppy. crisp bitterness. medium/thin body and light c02. decent IPA.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with thin and quickly dissipating white head. Citrus and bitter notes in the flavor, but a bit watery.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ brewery. Pours a golden color with a thin broken white head. Light earthy hops on the aroma, some wet grains also. Taste follows suit, but the weak malt backbone is more apparent. Pretty weak.
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery. Orange pour with some head. Some floral hop on the aroma. More bitter than flavoring hops I’d say. Very average. Almost like a homebrew. But this was definitely the best thing they had on draft.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Cat’s Cradle... great accompaniment to a Superchunk show. Old school. Pours amber orange with thin foamy white head. Hoppier than I remember. Nice citrus, but a bit skunky as well, and backed with a bit of malt. Slick mouthfeel. Solid.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, this beer poured a nice copper color with a 1 finger head. The smell was not overpowering but there were faint aromas of citrus, hops and malt. The hop profile is not overly drying and I found myself ordering it again and again. This was a very easy to drink IPA. Get it on tap if you can find it.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear nut brown with a small tan cap. Weak aromas of grapefruit, roasted nuts, biscuity malt. Taste is full of hazelnut and Brazil nut with powerful bittering hops. Pretty full body overall with a nice buttery finish. Wish there was more balancing hops rather than just dry hopping with Cascade.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with foamy white head and lace. Medium hops on the nose. Medium malt apples with a medium to full bitter finish. A tad foamy for me but still a pretty decent ipa. I thought I got ekg hops on the nose and was surprised to see the cascade note.
freekyp (1855) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A somewhat unusual IPA, this brew sports a highly bitter hop profile, but with relatively little aroma or flavoring hops. Hop profile has a bit of grapefruit and is highly resiny. The finish is long and heavily bitter, but there is ample malt character to temper the otherwise harsh finish. A pretty beer, this one sports a thick off-white head atop its coppery brown body.