ZacM612 (159) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with white lacing head. Floral aroma with a little fruit. Bitter finish, with a touch of citrus.
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up from Lukas Liquors in Missouri during my stay for RBSG. Newer label with an oval on it. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good ridges of lace. Nice big resiny hop aroma. Grapefruit citrus, light pine. Very light caramel malt, more toasty. Moderate, kind of bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet balance. Medium-plus body, lightly slick. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Very easy to drink, much more so than expected. Buying an IPA with no date on it is like Russian Roulette, but this was extra-solid.
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from RGSG share table. Hazed orange pour with clinging off white head and lace. Aroma is light bready malt and almost no hop aroma. Sweet bready malt start with a touch of floral bitter hops on the end. An ok pale ale but lacks the hop kick for the IPA tag. No off flavors just not what you expect from an IPA. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Bailey’s Range. An orange pour with a white head. This is an IPA? Okay... Sweet apple, bread, and caramel. A bit of melon and lots of peach. Quite estery. Nothing much different on the palate. Sweet malt, sugar, and esters. Fair amount of peach and melon. Sweet bread and caramel malt all the way through. Very light citrus peel hop notes. Minimal bitterness.
jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bailey’s Range during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Big hoppy, grassy, piney flavors. Relatively minimal aroma. Alright.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Baileys. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a white head. Slight candy, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel aroma. Kind of goopy and overly bitter. Caramel sugary, dull citrusy flavor. Eh.
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy amber, almost identical to apple cider, with a very thin cap of white head. Decent carbonation. Very little lacing. Nose is loaded with hops. A lot of resin and citrus, with some bitterness. Mouth is almost identical. VERY bitter, with a lot of grapefruit, pineapple and pine.
FestDecBeet (168) - - APR 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look: pours golden color, small head disappears to webs
Smell: citrus flavors, lemons
Taste: grapefruit, lemon
Feel: light crisp feel. Heavy carbonation
Overall: not bad, has a heavy bitter after taste. Not as smooth as other hip heavy beers
First drank: March 20, 2014
EtTuCthulhu (1070) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is a cloudy orange with a large white head, and the aroma blends citrus and resin hops with a hint of light malts. The taste is mildly bitter and a touch sour, and the palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium body, slightly thick texture, and a bitter finish.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: Light tangerine with a little floral, catty note here and there, but it’s all really faint. Probably the lightest scented IPA i’ve come across. Malts are non-descript cereal. Appearance: Very hazy copper with a bubbly off-white head. Flavor: So-so citrus and floral flavors up front; actually gets pretty bitingly bitter and medicinal towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, very bitter finish. Overall: Rather unpleasant stuff.