islay (2167) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, labeled as "Glacial Trail IPA." Strong, fruity, yeasty, herbal/vegetal aroma that is very pleasant. Apricot, pine, and peach scents that remind me of pie filling. Clean smell from the yeast. Complex and appetizing aroma. Pours a bright light orange to copper color. Cloudy liquid. Effervescent. A good amount of suspended particulate. Moderate amount of thick, off-white head. Good lacing. The taste is more bitter and less flavorful than the aroma would imply. Cookie maltiness. Long, bitter, dirt-like aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft and silky in the palate. Light and airy. Easy to drink.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a mildly hazy deep orange, with a minimal head. Holy fucking sediment, there are large black chunks floating around in my beer. Seriously, what the fuck is floating in my beer? This isn’t the usual small sediment, these are huge dirt like black chunks. Anyway. Flavor is well balanced with a sweet thick malt base followed by mellow hop presence. Thick and chewy on the palate, not a bad IPA at all.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the generous, Bockyhorsey! Pour was full orangey to just short of copper, huge-mongo head that started with a gusher when opening the bottle (a gusher, infection fears). The aroma was caramel malts, tea bags, some light floral notes. The flavor followed the aroma, tea bags, caramel, and some spicey malts. Mouthfeel was firm malty with a bitter punch in the finish, but the hops weren’t big enough to impress. Another big thanks to Bill for scoring me another brew!
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to msante79
Opaque orange with a thin white head. Sweet nose with a lot of caramel, some grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is similarly sweet but very juicy with heavy citrus and fruit, lots of malt to balance out any bitterness. Not incredibly complex or hop heavy, but enjoyable.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - Pours a hazy amber color with some small floaties and a half finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Has a sweet pineapple aroma. Flavor is sweet and floral. Palate is a little thin and just a tad bit dry. Light to medium body. A nice IPA. Thanks Bill and Wendy.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured copper color with small head.
Aroma - light hops and grains.
Flavot - Not good....just bad!!
Palate - thin mouthfeel with little carbonation. Finish is BLAHHH
Overall - I may have had a bad bottle, but the one I did have is rank!! DRAIN POUR !!
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid amber pour with a nice frothy head. Good flowery hoppy aroma. Real solid aftertaste/ Kind of piney but balanced and tasty. Real good
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of mother in law. Good floral aroma. Copper body with white head. Good sugary citrus flavor. Cool and crisp on the palate fine refreshment after work.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a 2 finger foamy cream head with decent lacing. The nose is sweet malt and floral hops. The taste is light citrus hops and sweet malt with a touch of pine in the finish. Medium bodied. Mellow IPA and an easier drinker. Thanks Bill!
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good IPA with a decent balance of hops and malts. Better than I was expecting, but certainly not the best IPA around either.