drfabulous (6426) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit of must. Did it live up to reputation? Maybe. Very nice. Fairly light color - on side of gold. Solid IPA.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was off white. Fruity aroma reminiscent of cherry and orange. Dry on the tongue with citrus and toffee flavors and moderate hop bitterness. Decent.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, courtesy of after4ever. Thanks, Tom! Pours a slightly dulled golden-amber color; fluffy off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of chewy earthy hops, dried fruits, and a touch of brown sugar in the aroma; generous; a touch of pine. Relaxed carbonation. Nice zesty citrus and earthy hop character in a medium-to-full mouthfeel: creamy palate, soft piney and oily hops; very nice feel in the mouth; a touch of breadiness. Lengthy finish: sugar, resinous earthy hops and soft biscuity notes.
mjtedin (8) - USA - APR 16, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the finest IPA’s brewed in the Pacific Northwest. It has remarkable clarity, a beautiful golden color. The nose has plenty of spice, citrus and resin. I can’t wait to get it in bottles.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 [1102-20080216] Tap @ Taphouse Grill (Seattle, WA). Hoppy grass aroma has notes of sweet navel orange and grapefruit peel. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Flavour is rather assertive with a hoppy bitter grass orange flavour and some leafy greenness. Medium body has a spice kick. Wow that’s hoppy, but not too balanced. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7
[3055B-20100701] Tap. Mild rose raspberry hops aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Light yeast and grassy heather hops flavour has a long thick chocolate cocoa-infused hoppy aftertaste. Full body. Like the regular IPA but not as thin. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(@ brewpub, Mukilteo, WA)
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and citrus hops. Flavor is malty, grainy, astringent, and a bitter citrus finish.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep honey-gold color with nice lacing. Soft, sensual mouthfeel. Balanced, earthy IPA, refreshingly different but not necessarily better than DK’s original IPA.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Industrial IPA
Date: February 23, 2008
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with floral and citrus hops
Flavor: lots of sweet malt flavor, good crystal for a candy character, floral hops add some balance, light bitter finish
Name: Industrial IPA
Date: September 09, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet crystal and pine aroma, nice citrus
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, lots of crystal sweetness, light citrus, earthy bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: no difference between fresh draft at the source and a hand bottle shipped across country
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle thanks to bitbucket: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a stringy white head. Aroma of earthy toasty pale malts and some graininess with a touch of resiny hops. Body starts lightly sweet with some mild caramel notes and grapefruity bittering hops. Finishes slightly grainy and drier. Not sure if I like the columbus only hop presence, but still a decent Imperial IPA.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery in Muklilteo, WA. Pour is amber orange almost clear with a smaller off white head. Aroma of not all that much - some hops, and a sweetness that wasn’t in the IPA. Taste is hoppy, though muted compared to the Diamond Knot IPA. The sweetness also comes across in the taste, along with some nuttiness. The finish is a little bit flat, was expecting a bit more bitterness at the end. Nice, but not exceptional.