nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Hazy, unfiltered orange-tan. Creamy off-white head. Some pineapple, grapefruit in the aroma. Not so impressive for the style. Lacks malt depth. Toasty, soapy, earthy. More of an APA than anything else. Sessionable, but quite fishy, toasty. Woody, orange tones. Rather simple and unimpressive.
strugglebox88 (3) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The nose on this was very subdued for an IPA, mild grassy, citrus. Pours hazy amber with a minimal white head. Middle of the way taste profile, a bit on the bitter/sour side. Light bodied with a bitter finish that lingers. I’ve had far better IPAs... I wouldn’t get it again.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky amber with stuff suspended within and a creamy tan lacemaker. Aroma of citrus, cereal grains, bready malt and caramel. Taste of moderately bitter with some floral hops and mild citrus. Caramel and bready malt balance it out somewhat but it’s more to the hoppy side.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, orange-toned body with a fairly sizable, sudsy, off-white head. Smattering of lace on the descent.
Smell: Lightly grainy-scented malt, faintly sweetish in the nose, certainly yielding to the more forward hop notes of citrus, florals, and spice.
Taste: A biscuity blend of pale and pils malts underscored by some graininess and accompanied by small, fleeting tastes of sweetish honey and light-colored caramel. Floral, orange blossom hop character with a pinch of bitterish dried herbs. Has an accruing citric quality about it. Moderate bitterness. Drying, orange zested finish with some enduring bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, if not a hair or so under. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s alright, you know, fairly average all-around; it’s not the boldest IPA out there, by any means, but nor is it the blandest, either.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a clear strawy-yellow color with a small white head and sparse lacing. The nose is very, very grainy and doesn’t really carry any hops at all. I can say the same thing about the flavor, which is quite unfortunate. Perhaps the mildest bit of citrus lingering in the background, but only if I really search for it. Light to medium body and no real bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2011
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not quite balanced...at all. Slightly soapy. Super bitter...yet only what?? 65 IBU’s or something. Not undrinkable. I wish it could be more balanced.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from a six-pack purchased at The Wine and Cheese Place. Put the other five in boxes as trade bonuses. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a somewhat dull quality and a finger-thick fizzy white head that settles into a small ring. Aroma of grass, dust, straw, sweet and pale malts, and dry grains. Flavor of grass, cereal, dust, pale malts, crackers, and straw. I can’t really pull the hops out individually but there’s definitely some bitterness to this one. Light-bodied, with a dry, grainy, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Somewhat odd IPA.
Itzjerm (1421) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an average to below average ipa. Smell is a bit woody, with a strong nose. Taste kinda like drinking dandelions, with the rough stems going down with the beer. I’d skip this one in the future. Definitly bitter/smokey.woody, smoke, earthy, grass,
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden, light white head, a hint of lacing. Light spruce aroma, hint of overripe produce. Nice bitter flavor, requisite grapefruit notes, some sweet malty syrupy notes. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Very decent.
tkrjukoff (4113) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apr 25, tap@Trion Tavern, New Haven. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, floral, citric aroma. Thin body, citric, floral, fruity and bitter flavor. Nice lean fruity palate. Finishes bitter tart.