pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 9-12-07 bottle. For some reason - this smells a little bit like Chinese Food to me. Bitterness just isn’t there. Tastes like stale malt. Nothing exciting or unique about this beer. Leaves a dreadful coating on the tongue.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Piney aroma, honey in color with a soapy looking head. Not as bitter as some IPAs I’ve had but it finishes clean and is very drinkable & sparkling on the palate. A solid effort...
Bcoble003 (257) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
hmmm cloudy copper nice sweet aroma taste a little citrus head dissolves fast. very impressive beer.
SudsMcDuff (6752) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The foam is outrageously good, lacing is all over the place! ... A nicely done mild IPA ... Middle of the road beer but it takes the left lane.. One of the finer JW’s!
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seems to be a typical IPA in my opinion. The hops aren’t as aggressive as in most IPAs. Amber color with a good-sized white head.
12 oz. bottle from J.W. Dundee’s Craft Pack.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma with a caramel background. Grainy caramel malt flavor with some citrus hops shining through.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rich, deep amber with a foamy, lasting head. Light body; kind of creamy. Malts were weak; some toast, pinch of caramel; some "candy sugar" notes, similar to some Canadian IPAs I’ve had. Hops were underwhelming. Somewhat stark (plant-like) right off the bat. Flat aroma (single flower). Bitterness was a bit unbalanced (not enough malt to cleave off the starkness). Drinkable, but I didn’t really enjoy this IPA.
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 How can an IPA be so sweet? How is this possible? David Schlosser should be taking the classes, not teaching them.
Retasted on 16 Aug 08 - Not sure eactly when things changed, but this si a well constructed, refreshing, proper IPA. Nicely malted with plenty of hops. Moved from 1.9 to 3.3 here.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Bright copper pour with a smaller beige head. Nose is floral and citrus hops with some maltiness. Flavor has decent floral hoppiness and retains a little malt backbone. Just a bit soapy. Still easily the best of the JW Lee’s series.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 pours copper with a nice 11/2 finger bubbly off white head. aroma is hops then some malt with a little soap. has a medium body with ok lacing and good carbonation. flavor is malt then hops with a little sweet caramel then some soap and pine. has a nice dry hop aftertaste and the pine grows stronger in the aftertaste. not bad of an ipa i guess- it is session-able. also has a little bite on the tongue from the carbonation and hops. this is the best beer out of the six beer sample pack i bought and then comes the american amber and apa at second best.
re-rate on a fresh bottle from a regular six pack a very good cheap go to ipa, 2/$10 at a jewel osco no less. more like a good apa/above average/good ipa. has a little orange peel also in a fresh bottle. has a little grapefruit thrown in also. this beer is very hard to rate, which is a first for me. some were hard , but this is very hard in the ipa category.