Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer of the Month Club - Unpleasant aroma. Even more unpleasant aftertaste. It’s kind of like getting acupuncture on your tongue using pepper sticks. Call me an Oregon beer snob, but it’s about what I expected.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Honey yellow pour. Nose is sweet with a little citrus and a pound of butter substitute. Flavor is stale hops, a bit peppery and sap. Thin in the mouth and astringent on the finish.
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
August BOTM. Clear orange pour. Some sweet hops on the nose but also a bit tart. Taste is a little stale. Not sure how old the bottle is. Some hops but flavor edges out quickly. Finish is a light dry but taps the back of the throat.
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. Full flavor, full bodied and enjoyable to drink. Nice subtle citrus notes and complexity that make this a really well done IPA. I also get a buttery flavor that was quite different than other IPAs. Drank it straight out of the bottle and enjoyed it.
crazyvin (1996) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a nice copper hue with a nice frothy white head that had good retention. Aroma had a pleasant pine note mix with a typical citrus note too it. There was a subtle almost grainy note to the aroma it was slightly offsetting but not significantly Flavor had a good hop profile and was fairly balanced out with sweet malt notes. Finish was full as was the palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5102) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 This beer came in my beer of the month club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright red-orange-amber color with a huge orange-tan head. The aroma was moderately strong grapefruit and pine. The flavor was strong with sweet grapefruit, orange and pine with a light floral hop presence and light nutty malts with a hint of cocoa. The finish was long, sweet and fruity. The body was fairly thick and full. Well done.
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd nose with a light brown to amber color. Nice smooth flavor with a touch fo butterscotch and malt. Not as hoppy as most IPAs. The hops does come through on the aftertaste however leaving a lsightly prolonged aftertaste. Not bad at all.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Clear red, off white head. Aroma is spice, pine, resin hops, caramel malt. Taste is the same, caramel forward, pine hop bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Charles for the bottle.. new state! Poured hazy, medium orangey-amber with a creamy, sticky cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, deeper caramel and grapefruit upfront with herbal and floral hoppage around.. some spicy notes tickled the back of the nose. The flavor had grapefruit meat at the core with caramel more in the form of support.. mild bitterness surrounded in the form of earth and dark grapefruit.. peppery finish with some alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied with ideal medium carbonation, but this was tacky and cloying with a combination of excessive sweetness and bitterness on the back-end. Decent stuff.
StefanSD (2194) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle couresy of ericandersnavy. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a big foamy off-white head. The nose is strong with caramel and some piney hops. The taste is simple biter piney hops, toffee and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium building to a malty conclusion. The finish is short, dry and biter.Overall: A very session-able IPA suitable for a hot sunny day. My first brew from Arkansas, hopefully many more to come. Thanks again Eric.