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 (4120) - 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.
unclemattie (3706) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. copper color. tan foamy head.
heavenly grapefruit and citrus hop notes. Flavor has a full malt character, followed by a sharp hop bitterness. Linger hop bitter favors. very balanced. I really enjoyed this IPA.
Too bad this wasn’t made for Huckabee!
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 ounce bottle - Pours a slightly cloudy deep orange/red with low carbonation, and average lacing. Delightful smells of big sweet malts and some big hops. First sip is somewhat bitter with a welcomed hop presence that is complimented with a strong enough malt backbone to really balance out the aggressive hops. Not too bad.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap and in bottle. Good IPA. Pours a clear orange with a light brown head that leaves great lacing and has good retention. Aroma is of citrus hops (Centennial and Williamete as far as I could tell). Taste is nice and hoppy, with a decent amount of balance. Water like mouthfeel, good levels of carbonation. I belive the brewer said after testing this was only 5.8%.
Pastor (776) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ckeegan04 for this one. My bottle was poured into a standard pint glass .Nice hazy amber body brew toped of with a good two fingers worth of off white head that turned to a nice big thick clumps of lace.
Aromas of pine and grapefruit filled my nose a real nice hop presence
Flavors of hops come up first then are tamed by the malts the mouthfeel is medium and crisp in the carbonation department.
Drinkability is great on this brew was a great beer to sit back and relax with.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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 (4075) - 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 (2822) - 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 (458) - 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.