Ericular (385) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with sediment with thin head and good lacing. Aroma is balanced with juicy grape and sweetbread malt. Taste is malt forward for an IPA, with an earthy, caramel, malt beginning, hops play second fiddle in the middle as the malts turn spicy, then becoming a little more balanced in the end with the rind in the aftertaste. Taste is very toasty in the finish and aftertaste. Palate is pretty thick, but just a bit too carbonated and filling.
AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. Pours an unclear coppery orange with a white head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has pine & grapefruit. Taste is of tangy pine, bittersweet orange and bitter grapefruit. Some resin and some caramel malt presence back. The tastes are all in a muddle - nothing clean about them so the parts sound better than the whole. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly bitter. Shrug? Old bottle possibly but generally Central Waters has a ways to go with their hoppy stuff.
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Central Waters Brewery.
The beer pours a golden color with a medium well retained head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is clean; it’s got some hop fruitiness, some floral stuff... lot’s o’ malt leaving it a touch sweet smelling.
The flavor is fairly bitter and floral, not overly sweet... and nowhere near as sweet as the aroma lets on. The beer is not especially exciting; it is also not especially bad or anything.
b3shine (3540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks drowland). Looks solid; a hazy deep orange with thin off-white head. Smells of bitter hops with a very malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Grandpa’s IPA.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Clear light amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some bread, light pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, bread/caramel, some pine, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. golden with small head. slightly below average ipa. i just don’t dig the hops.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a slightly floral and more heavy pine aroma. Citrus and resin in the flavor.
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper gold, with a creamy head. Aroma is faint, definitely hoppy, slightly floral and spicy. Flavor is also hop forward bitter, with slight citrus. What is particularly nice about this beer is the hops to malt balance. The malt gives the beer body, a smooth mouth feel, and tempers the hop bitterness, without diluting the basic character of an IPA. Overall, a very pleasant.
Ed5388 (1243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a finger of fluffy tan head. Aroma of light citrus, caramel, and getting a boozy/ light coffee smell. Taste of citrus, sweet caramel, resin, and pine.
BeerInHeaven (48) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a rich copper with a medium white beige head. Very lacy. Aroma is hoppy biscuity. Tase is full hoppy with a slightly bitter finish. Not as much in the nasal cavity as I usually like. Kinda bitter aftertaste. Still, pretty good.