iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to pantanap (Kan) for the growler, shared with my gf. Clear amber gold with a one finger off-white head, fading to a thick film that stayed for a little while. Pine hops dominate the nose, with some tropical and lightly floral hops behind. Nice dry hops! Just a little caramel sweetness to back it up. Flavor is a little more resiny, but still has a fair amount of aforementioned tropical notes. I like that the caramel sweetness is staying pretty light. Dry finish, substantial bitterness peaking at a 7-8, which would usually annoy me, but there’s enough flavor/aroma/dry hopping to keep me happy--lost a point on the overall for that. Light smooth carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good--I expected nothing less from Kan! :-)
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Floral and malty nose with grassy hop notes. Malty and caramelly flavor with floral and grassy hops before a semi-sweet finish.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz pour consumed at the source... Pours a somewhat cloudy copper penny hued consistency. A thin soapy white head rests on top... Crisp and dank citrusy nose with a touch of tropical fruitiness on the backend. Fresh and solid... Flavors follow suit almost to a tee with a dank fresh citrus hop influence. Big bitterness with a morethan adequate dryness that finishes things off. Just shy of medium bodied with a semi-lively carbonation. Pretty impressed by this one actually.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dirty murky copper orange with a fluffy white head. Aggressive nose of pine and orange zest with some crusty bread character. A bit over the top with the hops. Crazy citrus and piny flavor with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium body and oily. Certainly one of the top beer made in Indiana.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fiddler’s Hearth in South Bend over the Christmas holiday. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice orange color with a good white head and plenty of lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose carries some good notes of pine plus some orange and other citrus. Flavor has the hops, but not quite in the same bouquet as the aroma. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a dry finish. Good brew.
BrewSteve (1) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn nice Pale Ale. Hoppy, bitter, nice nose. Good beer. Great session beer. One of my favorite local brews.
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Scottys January 17, 2012. Clear golden with nice head and some lacing. Aroma is spice and pine. Taste is similar to aroma but finish was an odd bitter that wasn’t doing it for me.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis. The beer is a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and earthy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) clear gold, ring of white bubbles. Nose of biscuit, orange and rind, caramel. Taste of caramel, pine, high alpha acids, buttery, and citrus rind oils. Buttery body and nice linger.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, garlicky hops, pot. Flavor features lots of hops, super hoppy with those 104 ibus, mostly of the grassy variety. Great IPA!