TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bitbucket for the trade of the hand bottled Industrial IPA. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light alcohol, grapefruit, toffee, some earthiness, yeast and a cereal graininess. Flavor of cereal grains, hop bitterness, grapefruit, pine, toffee...bitterness kind of lingers.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery on 03-29-05. Clear amber color with a decent head that leaves a nice lacing. Medium intense floral hop and sweet malt aromas. Has a medium-full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Strong malt sweet bread taste battles it out with an intense bitter grapefruit hop flavor in my mouth. A very well rounded brew here with intense malt and hop flavors.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled 22oz.. Poured a hazed amber color with an off-white head. The aroma mixed well with hops and caramel. Citrus hops start and a piney very long moderately bitter finish. Some floral hop pops out with warmth. Malt is there to give a backbone. Medium bodied.
sloth (2594) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head, retention is fair with nice coating lace. Lightly hazy, deep copper/orange color. Nose is spicey, hoppy with citrus and fruit, fairly pungent. Body is medium, a touch oily, chewy, malty graininess, carbonation a tad low. Plenty of citrusy hop flavors, a bit orangey, grapefruity, lightly earthy and a nicely balanced out maltiness. Lightly resiny, some bubblegum? Finishes dry, clean lingering hop bitterness that i like. Hand bottled bomber courtesy of bitbucket. Thanks Bob!
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottle shared by Slob. Pour was amber-orange, good initial head, although it subsided quickly, but laced quite well. The aroma was bitter grassy, earthy, even herbal. The flavor followed the aroma and included some faint caramel and orangey notes. Mouthfeel was only moderately bodied, maybe a little past its prime, yet still a darned bitter and good IPA. Thank you, Bert!
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear bright amber with a thin but persistent white head. Fruit and grapefruit in the nose. Medium body, light carbonation. THe taste starts sweet with tangerine giving way to grapefruit and eventually grapefruit rind and pine. Very similar to their regular IPA, but with more of everything except water.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the Diamond Knot brewpub. This one has been a long time favorite of mine that I finally get a chance to sit down and rate it. It pours a clear deep gold with copper core and long lasting ring of white foam. The aroma is light with mild sweet grapefruit hops and syrupy lightly roasted malts. The taste starts off chewy with rich lightly roasted malts. Some sweet late addition grapefruit hoppiness wells up creating a mild sweet orange juice sensation. That doesn’t last long as the grapefruit hop bitterness builds into the finish. Very smooth hoppy beer that is dangerously drinkable. Neither a hop bomb or a malt bomb but manages to stay pretty well balanced with a lean toward hops. A must try if you are in the area.
riversideAK (5733) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An earthy bitter and toasty aroma. Copper color, nice head. Flavor is more toasty malt with a nice pleasant bitter finish. Nothing over the top. A very well balanced IIPA. Very enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, citrus/orange zest-hops. Taste is perfumy/spicy/bitter hops, alcohol. Sipping.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost indistinguishable from the standard IPA = Not much additional malt, more of a dry hopped profile. Very floral with an astringent, oily hop flower finish.