jiggitytiggity (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These days, everyone is making insanely hoppy IPAís. And I do love them so. BUT itís refreshing to taste an IPA that fulfills the hop addiction and offers something different. This beer does just that. The body manages to be creamy while still offering a substantial hop kick right up front. Thatís not something you see every day. Itís crisp and clean but still has that rich IPA flavor. At around 6.5, itís not the heaviest out there but it does have a good punch. If youíve enjoyed Mad Hatter, Sun King Osiris or similar lighter bodied hoppy brews you will like this beer. Itís very refreshing and very flavorful. I dig it. Nice work from a new brewery!
ademiles (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Right when opening the bottle you instantly smell the amazing aroma. It pours with about a 1 finger head and a nice golden color. The taste is amazing. The bitterness is so balanced into the beer it gives it an amazing flavor. The bitterness isnít a dominant as usual in an IPA, but certainly plenty of flavor. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite beers.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2011 Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with nice 2 finger, white, soapy head. Aromas of citrus and grass, and notes of tangerine. Taste is light bitter with little sweetness. Palate is nice carbonation with dry finish. Overall, this one is just lacking on taste. It is not bad, but just needs more flavor.
UPDATE 11/7/11: had another one of these. This is my first beer of the night and the flavor is coming thru better. The first one I had was after some others, so maybe it just tasted weak after those.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Big Red, College Mall, Bloomington. Sweet local reference of course, and also reminds me of a 1990s ultimate team that floated around and did some damage. So far so good for this new brewery, which I think I enjoyed just a touch more than Mike did. Nice bright orange pour, with a thick creamy head and a buoyant citrus and creamsicle aroma. Settles into something nicely grassy, which carries over into the taste along with some modest malt underpinnings. But the flavors do become a bit astringent too quickly, almost like overly steeped tea in places, and it interferes with what could have been a nicely balanced, citric brew. Still decent, and I imagine future batches will show a marked improvement. Go Cutters!
EithCubes (4414) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, 6.3% abv. Upon crown removal, the entire room is filled with natural grapefruit and the candyish Easter sweetness that PNW hops occasionally give off. Raw, leafy hop odor, as if just added to the boil or heavily dry-hopped, with some resin and quite juicy. Yellow pour edging toward golden with a rocky eggshell head. Taste is medially bitter with medium sweetness, a little hollow in the lightish medium body, but smooth and with the green hoppiness (this is pretty fresh!). Planty light astringency in the aftertaste. Could use a little more definition, and Iím all for sacrificing some of the dry hopping for more bitterness. Still, very drinkable, and reminds me of TCís homebrewed IPAs (and thatís not a bad thing).