jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt/caramel/toffee, pine/resin. Taste is medium malt/caramel/toffee, pine/resin/herbal hops. Not quite my taste. Became less enjoyable as I progressed. Thanks Russ Powell. Reading the previous 2 raters comments, and knowing them to be good Americans, I must guess that I had a bottle with some issues. Rating stands, but would like to rerate.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean orange pour with off white head and lace. Sweet malt and decent hops aroma. Semi sweet maltiness with a good finishing bitter. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. A better than average IPA.
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Music City Brewer’s Fest 2008.
Clear medium amber.
Hop aroma supported by light malt.
Lightly bitter with a smooth dryness.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Dansting for this one. 12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy gold with a thick head of off white bubbles. Pine/citrus hop aroma with a little caramel malt as it warms. On the malty side of the IPA fence, though there is a decent hop bite in the finish. A little buttery flavor, maybe an older bottle? Decent IPA, fairly drinkable.
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is malty with a little yeast and just a hint of hops. Color is a hazy orange gold with good carbonation and thin head. Taste is bold and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in malty and sweet with a bread like yeast flavor then a mild citrus and an even bitterness. After taste is hop flavor with the sweet building up a little before leaving you with a bitterness on the back of your tongue. This is a very good IPA, its bold and rich without overdoing it.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was courtesy of Brett :) I found this was a nice smooth, medium bodied IPA. Pours a clear orange colour with plenty of head and decent lacing. Plenty of grapefruit on the nose, mouthfeel is creamy finishes long and smooth.
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Lengthy, tight retention. Fairly restrained, breadsy, biscuit aroma with light to medium-roast malts and earthy, citric hops. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Very well-balanced … moderate earthy hop bitterness and moderate caramel malt sweetness. The finish is bittersweet with a whisper of salt at the tail end. Thanks to headbanger for providing the bottle!
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - A decent IPA. Moderately hoppy with a nice malt base. A bit on the thin side.
pinkzambia (1478) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Reddish copper color with a tan head. Apricot hop aroma with a bitter hop flavor. The body is nice and thick but the aftertaste is funky - egg farts and wet cardboard.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-A hazy amber body with a small ring for a head and an aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus. Taste of this brew is of the same with the hops becoming more prominent towards the end. Probably my favorite from this brewery.