dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from The Detroit haul. Shared with Naka. Pours hazy golden with foamy, half finger white head. A few floaters throughout. Nose of earthy and pine hops, some mild sweet caramel undertones. Caramel backbone with mild chocolate. Not a ton of hop flavor, but what is there is earthy and floral. Strong, crisp bitter that sticks from the end well into the after, almost a "cloyingly bitter" baste that sticks in the back of the throat. A tasty beer. Not a very American IPA with huge citrus, but seems more classic. Big on IBUs but not the hop nose/flavor. Yum.
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a cloudy orange copper. Minimal head with some soapy lacing. Tons oí chunkies in this one. I should have decanted better- I havenít seen this many floaties in a beer in a long time. Should be tasty! Nose- earthy malts and hops. Taste-caramelmalts and bittering hops that smoothes out after a couple of sips. Lighter bodied than expected. Assertive alpha hops show up on the tail end for a dry bitter finish with a touch of sweetness. Carbonation is medium. Nice drinkin IPA
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft@ the brewpub. Hazy amber with a frothy 1" head, nice lacing. Nice floral hop aroma. Smooth medium body. Taste is decent enough with floral/grapefruit hops on a mild malt base. Finishes nicely bitter. Not too bad.
mmmbeer (1323) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RATING 400!!! This was one of my very first beers outside of the realm of BMC. Had my first bottle back in 2001 (the old paper label with tons of cheap glue- remember kids?), and thought that the "spice" made it very interesting. But now, letís crack this puppy open- 12 oz. bottle poured into tulip- poured slightly hazy, brownish amber color, white ring around the head, slight lacing, low carbonation. Aroma of citrus, lemon, and floral hops. Hits the mouth with an easy drinking medium body, very tiny amount of sweetness at the start, the hops kick in at the middle and take over for the rest of the swallow. Finish is unique in the way that the hops continue to assault the tongue even after swallow. Slightly out of balance overall, but thatís what makes this brew so good. Go have your "Tinker" crap, Iíll take a DARK HORSE anyday!
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very easy drinking IPA, All the best attributes of an IPA but not overwhelming! My first review is one of my long time favís!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy orange brown with lots of particles, a small short lived head, and some tiny spot lace. The aroma is of fresh grapefruit and sweetness. The flavor is strong and aggressive hops up front, pine, grapefruit, lemon, and some bready malt underneath it all. This is better as it warms Ė it becomes more balanced and less harsh. Starts to show some sweetness. The palate is rough and scrubbing. I like it.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Poured hazy amber with floaties, carbonation, and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy and piny, with some grapefruit and banana. Taste very similiar with crisp finish. This definitely is not as intense and malty as other IPAís but would make a very good session beer. Quality beer.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from six pack, purchased at Whole Foods. Pours a hazy orange with substantial thick head. Light lacing when head disappaits after several minutes. Smells of citrus and hops. Initial texture is smooth and well balanced, some bitterness and delicious hoppiness towards the end. This is an understated IPA, certainly not even remotely bland, but I could see myself drinking this all night. To me, this beer is just as much about what its not as what it is. It is not overpowering, its a very nice well balanced IPA that will leave you looking forward to the next pint.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely done. Not aggressively hoppy, rather a medium-bodied blend of pine and grapefruit.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with some yeast floaties. Bitter. Lots of hops aromas of pine trees and grapefruits. Medium to low carbonation. Medium to heavy bodied. Very nice hopsprofile. Bitter hoppy finish. Good, very good.