CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Mike, thank! Pour is a clear copper, light white head that fades very quickly, but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, light pine and citrus hops. Tastes pretty much like it smells, a bit spicier than the aroma lets on. Not bad, but nothing really catching.
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and nice lacing. Clear, gold hued ale. Nose of pine and citrus, touch of peach. Medium bodied, good carbonation, lightly chewy. Dry malts, touch toasty, slight tea bag/iced tea flavors, caramel malts. little leafy and grassy. Dry finish, tame bite. Better than expected. Can from my friend eaglefan. Thanks for nettin me S.D. B!
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes at Great Nebraska Beer Festival.
Aroma has a moderate amount of malt character with quite a bit of caramel and some cracker notes. Medium light pine resin and grapefruit hop notes with some grass present as well.
Pours a clear, dark golden orange with a thick white head that shows quite a bit of retention.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with quite a bit of malt character. Lots of cracker and biscuit with moderate caramel notes. Medium grapefruit and pine resin with some grass notes. Moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, I found this IPA to be too malty with a rather boring and somewhat grassy hop flavor. Oh well, I ticked South Dakota.
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour was golden with an ok head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor followed and included toffee and tea bags and pine. Mouthfeel average. Bitter finish. Decent but average.
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard IPA. In the Black Hills this goes for $12 a 6 pack of cans. Was hoping for more. Much better IPA's out there at a better price.
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anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has affruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
During RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus. Tastes of caramel, pine, citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not bad.
Frank (2863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty run-of-the-mill IPA. It delivers the hops but doesn’t have the fresh, vibrant character the best of the style has. It is pretty standard across the board otherwise. There’s citrus and pine in the nose. It’s a bit sweet which brings out some mango and tangerine notes and it’s medium boded and a bit sticky w/ resinous bitterness in the finish. It sounds good on paper but it’s pretty muted generally. It is drinkable but unexceptional.
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at RBSG 2014. Nose is orange and citrus with some fruitiness. Taste is initially bitter then opens up some hop flavor. Decent.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Draft. Hazy orange amber color, small off white head. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is more malt forward, but with a bit of earthiness as well. Overall not bad.
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Recieved in trade.
The appearance was a clear golden close to a yellow colored body with a super thick one and a half fingered white foamy head. It rises a tad and drops at a nice pace yet it still maintains a decent level head for the most part, lacing is sporadic and clings all over the place - for the most part - its a nice show.
The smell has a nice piney and somewhat floral sort of aroma gracing my nose in a somewhat earthy/herbal sort of way.
The taste was sweet piney and floral-ness coming through and leaves no aftertaste but a slightly dry finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, hmmmm...sessionable - sure - I think I could see this with some pepperoni pizza. Carbonation is just right for an AIPA.
Overall, in my opinion, this is a good AIPA, well worthy of anyone who seeks it, nothing wrong with it however, there’s nothing spectacular either.