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 (2875) - 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.
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with nice light tan head. Very similar to their pale ale in aroma. Caramel and floral hop. Nicely bittered and well balanced.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Thanks, Headbanger and Hopscotch! You guys rock for hooking me up. Pours cloudy medium amber with a dense, creamy, short-lived tannish head. Peachy, apricotty nose, with a bit of doughy malts and citric sourness there along with them. Creamy medium body. Nicely placed carb. Very smooth and drinkable. Doughy malts, citrus, peach, and apricot on the mid-palate. Mildly sour finish.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of a bomber from the brewery thanks to Butters. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a thin white head. Has a tangy orange aroma. Taste was actually pretty mild for 7.3%. I would prefer it to be a bit thicker but does have a crisp hop finish. Easy drinker .
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to thickfreakness. Shared at February Houston tasting. pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose of orange rind and biscuit. Taste is earthy. Mouthfeel is medium with a bitter finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells resiny with some biscuity hints. Tastes earthy and bitter with a resiny finish.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours a coppery color. Aroma is grainy malt and a little hops. Flavor is grainy and slightly sweet malt with a decent hop bitterness.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Trade thanks to Andrew. This was dominated by diacetyl which obviously gave the beer buttery flavor and aroma. In fact it was so overpowering that the hops were hard to detect. Maybe a bad batch? Anyways, still wasn’t terrible...
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, amber body with a thin ring of white bubbles on top.
Smell: Grainy malt nose upfront, then some caramel wanders in, and then the spicy, citrus-minded hops.
Taste: Lightly grainy pale maltiness and caramel sweetness usher in an earthy, spicy, even citrusy hop character. Medium-plus, though reasonably balanced with the malts, bitterness. Finishes bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Certainly an acceptable (but not quite exceptional) India Pale Ale! Yes, I accept it.