Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared by someone at bu11zeyeís Super Bowl tasting. Sorry I donít remember who shared it.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee and bready malt with some orange and grass notes coming in from the hops. The flavor is similar. I get some grassy and orange citrus hops, as well as some bread from the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Ed Roberts. Thanks man! Hazy amber color with a small bubbly head. Aroma has a good bit of hops in there but thatís about it. Flavor has a hop presence with a minimal malt backing. Slight citrus notes come through but nothing too big. A good beer for this style.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewery pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is pine, dank hops. Flavor is toast, nutty character like almonds with a strong hop presence in the finish with pine and cascade. Finishes with a little bit of metallic astringency.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge thanks to Chris for the elusive Arkansas tick...Medium orange pour, light tope head that is ok...A very malty aroma, tons of caramel, only the lightest bit of hops. Average, but too much alcohol...The taste is not good at all, caramel malt dominates this, hardly any hops, weird taste and feel.
Not as bad as I expected, but not good by any means. Below average IPA.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ESBLS tasting. A hazy copper beer that has almost no head. Caramel nose. Grapefruit hops effect in the front of the sip but that soon smoothed out with caramel and pine. Not overwhelming at all but well balanced. Quite pleasant and enjoyable.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Little Rock Airport: Pours a rich copper with a small white head. Slow CO2 release. Aroma is hoppy with a crisp, citrus and floral spectrum. Palate is acidic on the front, and smooth and slightly bitter on finish. Taste is a nice balance but hop dominated. Smooth with a slight bitter aftertaste.
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at bonefish in Little Rock. No detectable aroma. Flavor is bitter with some piney hoppiness. Some soapiness prevents me from enjoying it. Not sure itís from the beer or the glass.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color, with a decent head. The aroma is very citrus-based, orange-zest and grapefruit. The taste is of a lot of hops, but nothing in particular stands out. It has a kind of muddied grapefruit taste, some pineiness to it...a bit of a grassy flavor to it. Has a bitter finish, but again not one that particularly stands out. All in all, not a bad IPA but itís not doing anything for me really, and god knows as an Arkansan Iíd love to brag about this beer if possible. Not bad, not great...donít go out of your way for it. Iíd really like to head down to Little Rock and try some of their Two-Term Presidential IPA, thatís for sure! 7.3% alcohol.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. orange pour with a thin white head. light citrus hop nose. medium body that falls a bit short in bitterness. light citrus notes, somewhat dry feel. average bitter finish. overall a bland and boring IPA, but not bad.
Braudog (6251) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured with a quick pile-up of airy foam over a rusty orange-amber beer. The aroma is slightly musty, but the first quaff is extremely so. Metallic, grassy and citric, the almost moldy edge detracts, but not enough to keep this from being enjoyable. (#3975, 9/2/2010)