esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dragonmead Brewpub. Amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is a mix of caramel and floral hops. Taste of light toffee, floral hops and mild tannins and esters. Bitterness on the low side.
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap: unfiltered, rustic golden-amber body with a very thin layer of white foam on tap that’s gone within just a few moments. Aroma is kind of nebulous, hard to discern anything specific. Some floral notes, hint of grapefruit, maybe some orange zest. I’d say it’s even more malty than anything... Almost caramel-y. You can smell the Munich malts. You can taste them, too. Sweet up front with a light induction of grapefruit, ashy hops, & some zesty orange rind in the finish. Caramel, toasted bread, & Munich malts abound. Not what I typically enjoy in an IPA... this one is just okay. Not awful, just okay.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A floral, subdued aroma. Very light in appearance; minimal head. Mild, but very comfortable, satisfying IPA. Overall, pleasant, but underhanded.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with minimal head. Bitter with faint mild hops and very low carbonation. IPA in name only.
strongpieman (1473) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Aroma is hoppy more towards the grass. Thin head, deep amber color. Bitter taste but seems a little off.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft... a really substandard ipa not worth trying, tasted a bit old but that was only one of their problems
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Dragonmead on 7/23/11. Pours amber in color with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma that is dank, grassy and earthy. Grain and corn flavor with a dank earthy hop finish.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Dragonmead. Deep amber, slightly hazy pour. The nose is dull with a soft fruitiness. Light orangey cascade hops. Light worty sweetness along with a touch of astringency on the back. Not really hoppy at all... ugh.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Dragonmead - sweet burnt toffee and caramel. Not sure how this is an IPA. Sweet and murky but hardly any dry hopping to speak of.
hopscotch (9059) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Hazy amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The restrained bouquet is of caramel and praline with an afterthought of grapefruity hops. Full-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation. More sweet than bitter. Flavorful hops and flavorful malts – caramel and toffee with just a touch of grapefruit bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Tasty, but not much of an American IPA. More of an English IPA using American hops.