UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first buffalo based brew pours a lovely burnt orange hue capped by a one finger white head with good retention. Minimal lacing. Nose with all the required parts but none that stand out or are overwhelming, perhaps grapefruit the most. Taste has good cutting bitterness mixing with crackers and light caramel. Light to medium body. Quite enjoyable trying to peruse the channels of my new fangled tv set up.
Guerde (1149) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle from UDBeernut for Krampus) Pours a hazy and murky iced tea color with a medium off-white head. Looks a little better when held up to the light, but somewhat off-putting when itís out of it. A two-faced beer. Aroma is interesting, but in an oddly good way, with scents of raisin, iced tea (probably influenced by the color), lychee fruit, onion, and maybe some kind of guava or papaya type of thing. Weird, wild, stuff. The flavor isnít as beguiling, although the iced tea concept carries through here into the flavor along with some subtle stings of piney, resinous hops. Bit of orange or even lemon zest here too. Faint streak of that guava-like character, but not as dominant as it was in the aroma. Finish is pretty bad, with just an intensely drying astringency from the hops not letting go even after five minutes post-consumption. Medium mouthfeel thatís kind of spritzy. Overall this beer was interesting enough, but needs a few tweaks to be any good.
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is mix of malt and hops, more sweetness than I would think. Taste is sweet too, hops are there, but much milder than I would like. Aftertaste is bad.
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bob. This is more of an EPA or APA than IPA, but I didnít let that bother me too much as I enjoyed it. The nose is divine. A bouquet of grapefruit. After that it is malt dominated, just a hint of hops in the palate. Looks are clear and copper with dotted lacing. Finishes clean and dry.
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Think White Head, Great Lacing
S: Oranges, Mild Grapefruit, Mild Piney, Mild Tropical Fruit
T: English Malts, Mild Piney, Somewhat Skunky
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, you can definitely tell they used English Malts but it almost gave off a skunky finish with the hops they used. Mediocre at best. The style would be best described as an English Pale Ale, not an IPA.
UncleMcHoppy (25) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strange cloudiness in the glass, reminiscent of the waters of Lake Erie circa 1966. Upfront burst of hops leaves an unpleasant metallic aftertaste well before you've reached the bottom of the glass. I suggest you continue west on I-90 to Cleveland for your Great Lakes IPAs.
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thndrdan (3) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Tops in Buffalo. Pretty harsh hops but I like the blend of floral tones and pure number of hops represented.
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swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. amber orange pour. Definately tends much more to British side. Average IPA
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit light on the flavor but it does have some floral hop bitterness to it with a decent malt balance. Neither offensive nor memorable really.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a fluffy white head. Floral and grassy hops, with lighter spicy hoppy notes, and a pale malty base. Not bad.
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, BOTM club. Pours transparent amber with a white ring. Flowers and some citrus aroma. Unpleasant bitterness, then flowers - taste is not fun. Medium body, smooth texture, short finish.