Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Montana Aleworks. Clear pale pour, frothy white head. Aroma: caramel and dishwater. Medium sweet, moderate bitterness. Throwback IPA where "hoppy" = "just a really bitter pale brew." Medium body, average carbonation. Overall: shrug. I guess it is at it describes, but that’s not doing it for me these days.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Copper gold color. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is smooth but not an overwhelmingly hoppy. One of those piney, peanut butter flavored IPA’s. Nothing amazing IMHO.
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is strong of a citrus smell with tons of grapefruit and tangerine. Along with these smells are some other aromas of caramel and a little bit of a doughty smell, overall giving a somewhat sweeter, but balanced smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a cracker and sweeter fruit taste of tangerine and pear. Right at the start there is a decent showing of grapefruit hop, which grows stronger as the taste moves on. Along with these flavors other flavors of a light floral and herbal nature come to the tongue which, when mixed with the rest, take the taste to its end and end up leaving a drier more bitter, slightly unbalanced taste on the tongue..
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to lightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style it was rather appropriate, but nothing all that exceptional, and created a decent base for the brew overall.
Overall – Not really an IPA that I would frequent all that often, as it was a little drier, without having a great malt or balanced hop base. One to try if you are a hop head (as you may very well enjoy; dependent on your preferences) but one I will not go to all that often.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Clear golden/amber pour with an off white top. Scent is dank pine with bread and citrus. Taste is citrus, pine, and bread with a bitter finish.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini growler poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, dank bud and pine resin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruit and pine resin with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At MBBF 2013
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavors is floral and pine. Nice and tasty.
douglas88 (8401) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Mountain Brewers’ Fest 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A nice big fruity nose with some resin. The flavor is clean, low bitterness, big aggressive American hop forward brew with fruit and light resin. Good.
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Dark orange/copper pour with a fluffy beige head. Fruity hops up front with a little pine. Another big hop impact in the taste with more citrus and tropical fruits taking over. Piney and earthy/bready malts to finish. Thick and chewy. Solid.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Tap at Piggyback BBQ, Whitefish. Hazy golden/honey with good thick white head. Fresh, floral, pine/grapefruit hops, light roasted rich caramel malt flavor. Very fresh tasting well made IPA. pushing full bodied without being the least bit heavy. Balanced, but with a huge hop driven flavor and bitterness kick. I’m jumping on this again any chance I get.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
intensely fruit / sugared nose of pineapple, mango and dank orange bud. medium body, medium acid, juicy and sugary with a crystalline mango, peach and pineapple flavor. clean malt gives the body superb support ( light but firm ) while hop flavor drives this IPA - it’s definitely a c-note hop bomb but benefits from low resin. 2 for 2, montana.