Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy – my first from Arkansas – thanks Eric! Pours a hazy amber with a 2 finger creamy off-white head that results in decent lacing. The nose is sweet malt and light floral hops. The taste is caramel, light citrus and some resin in the finish that lingers for a bit. Medium bodied. Not bad, actually better than anticipated. Thanks again Eric!
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from thickfreakness. Thanks Charles! Pours orange to amber with a lasting creamy white head. Smell is of caramel and faded hops. Taste is a bit better and has a grainy maltiness and grassy and bitter hay like hop flavor. Lingering bitterness. A bit simple, but not too bad of an IPA, really. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Decent.
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy... Poured into a snifter. Red with an ornage hue. Nice head. Decent aroma of malts and light hops. Taste is malty, not in a bad way. Just not dominated by a hop flavor. Overall an average IPA. Thanks Eric!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Thickfreakness at February Houston Tasting. Thanks, Charlie! Arkansas rating in the house! Pours a nice cheddar yellow with an aroma of wheaty rice and doughy hops with a hint of strawberry syrup. Flavor is thin, grassy hops with a floral finish. Slightly better than average mouthfeel. Not bad.
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks ericandersnavy. The color is bright golden and orange. Two finger sticky yellow head. The nose is earthy, a tad old, piny, earthy, malt heavy. The flavor is earthy, herbal hops, decent bitterness.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to boomer0813. poured a cloudy light amber with an off white head. aroma of malt and floral notes. flavor was grapefruit and floral. light-medium body with high carbonation. very basic IPA at best.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thickfreakness for bringing this beer to our February tasting. Very basic IPA...hops, malt, citrus. Standard, but good.
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty basic IPA not too biter, doesn’t leave much after taste. If other IPA’s sent you running scared this brew might help restore you faith
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft. Poured a clear amber/gold color with a two finger off white head. The aroma was earthy, with floral and caramel malt notes. The flavor was caramel malt based, with a citrus/floral finish. Not quite as bitter as I like them.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a cloudy light amber with off-white head. Aroma of some caramel, malt, faint floral. Flavor of malt, some caramel, little hop flavor and small hop bitter. Mouth feel has a medium body with high carbonation. Overall, tastes like a basic IPA.....needs more bitter.