shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. A little on the lighter side of amber. Not much head retention. This hits the nose with pungent hops. While there is some malt support here, the overall experience is very hops forward. Even though it had less hops than the darker SHAFT IPA, many people at the table found this to be the hoppiest beer.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cool Springs. Nice pine and citrus rind with just a but of malt in the background. Quite dry and fairly bitter. Something to the finish I don’t quite like
rondphoto (1454) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber, very still, no bubbles. Small head that quickly reduces to the rim, thin streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is quickly pushed aside by cascade hops. Hop presence is nearly overpowering, even though the hop ibu is relatively low. The malt does make a partial recovery in the finish, which helps a lot with balance. This is similar to many brewpub IPAs, with no characteristic to make it memorable. Drinkable, strong enough flavor, though probably too much hoppiness for the malt lover, not enough for the hophead.
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with small head and minimal lacing. Starts of with strong bitter taste with grapefruit aromas. Toasted malt backbone, but primarily a hop forward IPA. Moderate carbonation with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish. I like this.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear dark amber-orange color with a medium creamy white head that dissipates slowly to a compact film. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of citrus and caramel malt. The finish is fruity with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent all around.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange with thin lacing. Earthy, dry hops on the nose. Full bodied palate is very earthy and tastes of pine and resin. Good hop presence and nicely balanced palate. Tastes like an IPA. The menu calls it an ipa...not sure if they changed the recipe?
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber/orange pour with a thin white head. Scent is juicy hops and caramel. Taste is caramel and citrus.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler pours a soft amber with a white head. Aroma is of floral hops and a little sweetness. Taste is also of the hops with a sweet note. Very nice beer.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet hibiscus aroma, lots of grapefruit. Flavor is cottony with slight seawater. I wish I had this more fresh, next time it’s brewed I’ll go down there and rerate. On tap at the brewery during the Nashville Beer Summit.
Thewade (261) - USA - OCT 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA from Cool Springs Brewery. New establishment, and this is their trademark beer.