tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Skyviews tasting. Heavy on the pine hops. Golden in color. Fairly one dimensional. As far as IPA’s go, this one was fairly pedestrian. Of course, I think we tend to get spoiled here in MN with access to Furious and Masala Mama on a regular basis. Even Two Hearted is easily obtained here. This is probably a pretty good IPA available in Florida, and would compete well against 60 minute or something of that ilk. The Cedar Aged version was far superior to this one.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really good, strong, dark, laty IPA. Damn these guys are good. get it if you can. Bottle at 2nd Annual Treasure Coast Beerfest in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Redder than most IPA’s. Great hoppy nose with hints of pine. The flavor is bitter, a tad sweet, full of grapefruit, smooth and delicious. Full bodies, almost a little creamy. A great beer from FL best brewery.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great, unique IPA. Pours a dark, swirling yellow with a thick head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is sharp and full of spice and hops. Flavor follows along, with a nice balance of bitter and juicy hops, backed by a very spicey profile. I enjoyed this one a great deal.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a thick, fluffy, and lace-inducing tan head. Musty and spicy hop nose..full bodied with loads of earthy hop flavors. Well balanced.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Courtesy of Skyview. Dark orange color with no head. Very floral and fruity/tropical fruity aroma. Sweet fruit and grain flavor. Plenty of tropical fruit and holy cows, they nailed my pet peeve: and IPA that actually has, wait for it... HOP TASTE!! Hot diggity damn! It’s not nearly as bitter as most IPAs, but I can let that slide because they actually did more than buckets of hops at the begining and end. Kudos!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Draught from brewery. Orange/yellow with small white head. Aroma is big floral and heavier citrus, apple and other fruits, caramel, and booze. Flavor is similar but with pine and resin all over it all biting but not really too dry and long...really long.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a 32-oz pharmaceutical shaped growler from Cigar City brewery in Tampa. Pours a semi clear, light orange amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some nice retention. Aroma of grapefruit zest, some floral hops, light tropical fruit and a hint of tangerine. Taste is mildly bitter, medium bodied with flavors of tropical fruit, some floral hops and hint of caramel. Finish has a slightly dry bitter aftertaste that quickly disappears. Not an in-yer-face, West coast caliber IPA but rather a mild IPA that will drink better in 100+ degree summer heat.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear yellowish/pumpkin colored pour, little carbonation and a good aroma of dry crisp hops and slightly floral. Flavor was run of the mill hops and not much else. Not a big fan of this one.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter hop aroma with a light malty aroma. A bitter resine hop flavor with a mild character. Yellow character.