chlsmith (3) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great in the glass. Small head. Decent aroma, but not huge. Clean on the palate...didn’t linger.
GSH1976 (238) - Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with minimal head. Aroma reminds me of a strong ale with caramel malt and hints of an almost honey sweetness. There also seems to be a little spice. It tastes like a watered down tripel to me with a somewhat metallic taste and a slightly bitter finish. Thin bodied with light carbonation. This beer is drinkable but I have no idea why it is being sold as an IPA since it lacks just about every characteristic.
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A middling IPA. Not terrible. Golden with a thick head. Unbalanced on the bitter side.
decaturstevo (5581) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is light malt and a touch of citrus. Also a touch of perfume on the nose. Light dry malt start with a citrus bitter. Floral notes as well. Not really enough malt to carry the bitter or the abv. Not sure all this abv comes from malt, surely is dry and bitter. Medium body with a touch foamy. do in a pinch.
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of mild malt and light resin. Taste is malt with moderate resin. A tiny flourish of hops at the finish. Agile. More like an APA Imo. Tasty tho.
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19th May 2015: Laguna Niguel, California. 12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip while cooking oven chips and Bratwurst. Clear and bright amber pour, white head on top. Pleasant hop nose and flavour: not so ’in your face’ as the West Coast varieties I have been experiencing in California. This is calmer, but still hoppy first and foremost. although the bitterness is tempered by the malt content somewhat. Not for the hop heads amongst us but decent enough and a lot closer to an English IPA than a West Coast of the US style.
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brew with amber colour. Hps and pinecones, altough muted are the aroma’s main character but there is a soapy note in this that I can’t shake. American styled IPA but fairly medium body and again that soap taste comes through. not a fan.
Bellsfan15 (5) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dieselpunk had surprised me, there beer is very subtle, smooth. Almost a velvety finish. Definitely like this one.
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Dispenses a clear, coppery body with an inch of whitish head yielding a bit of lacing.
Smell: Pale maltiness, touches of toasted grains, a small lick of caramel. Herb, spice and lemon from the hops, but this all is pretty mild, too.
Taste: Pale malts, lightly grainy with some candied, sugary notes, but, it’s acceptable. Light lemony citrus and spicy hops impart a restrained level of bitterness, leaving it on the mild end of the spectrum. Upon warming, a little harsh solventy hint begins to show and holds through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not particularly good and the cracks start to show as it warms.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK label, standard US longneck, clear golden brew, thin white head. Reasonably good aroma - I haven’t got the patience tonight to characterize the complexities of a Genesee contract beer. Happy, hoppy and malty notes with lemon pith and malt. Some chemical tones in there. Finishes out with some clingy citrus, pith, tangy malt. Kroger, Savannah.