vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Schlafly 2012 Repeal Fest. Second fave of the fest here. Pours hazy amber with a dense beige head. The aroma has smooth grapefruit, some tropical fruit and a really nice balance with toasty caramel malt. It has a medium smooth body with gentle carbonation. There is great balance for this one - very assertive piney, grapefruit and tropical hop traits that are very bold and assertive. But there is the caramel malt from the aroma that keeps everything in check. The finish is nice and resiny. Very enjoyable IPA.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival @ the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. Tapped from the Black/Silver Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Cup.
Aroma- Amarillo hops and a strong, Northern IPA hits the nose. Very powerful with citrus looming in the background. Fruity and on the verge of being an Imperial IPA’s aroma.
Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, frothy head that has average retention. The body is a reddish copper with semi-haziness. Leaves suds behind.
Flavor- Hop overload from the beginning to end. Almost breaking into a 2x IPA, this ones strength might scare people away from this style. Medium-High Bitterness at the finish. Amarillo hops seem to be present with a kick of Northern hops.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, a quite dry for the style. Leaves a heaping amount of hops on the palate for minutes after enjoying.
Overall Impression- A well brewed IPA from Deep Ellum. Very bitter and hops were very extreme in this one. Recommend this one if your into the Northern hopped IPA’s with a big bitter background. Almost a Double IPA, but not quite.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival 2012. Pours a clear golden-amber color with a small white head. Aroma of big, citrusy hops- so fresh- with caramel malts and pineapple. The flavor brings even more citrusy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, pine resin, and a little bit of spice. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really nice and fresh.
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Repeal. This is an outstanding ipa. Very close to top shelf. Very nice citrus floral hops over a nice malt backbone. This is how it should be done.
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at holy Grail Plano. Hazy dark copper. Nose is faint hops. Taste is nice mellow astringent hops-very earthy. A bit of maltiness on the end. Decent.
fiveacestx (581) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer at The Lake (Garland/Rowlett) - Deep rusty amber red. Real nice taste of grapefruit hops with a medium body and a not too bitter finish. Will definitely be looking for this one in a bottle.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored, decent off white head, and clear. The smell is nicely hoppy, some pine, grass, citrus, and good. The taste is hops, grass, decent bitterness level, slightly chewy. Overall pretty good.
Mickey6Pack (5) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fans of Stone Brewery will enjoy this. It is a great PNW IPA. Bold, enjoyable, and with attitude !
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blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, cloudy golden amber color with a good malt and pine aroma, flavor is some pine needles, a bit of citrus, malty slight thin finish
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stumbled into this one as beer #1000. My first from Deep Ellum and a decent IPA. A good bit of citrus and pine aroma and then mixed with malt for the taste. The finish is decent bitterness but not overpowering.