nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of my favorite session beers......all the requirements of a exceptional IPA Florals and citrus notes with hop bite and citrus pine finish. Give me more.
event (3) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a murky reddish-brown. very little head that sticks to the sides of the glass. smells like citrusy hops, but not as strong as I was expecting. It could be due to my allergies acting up, however. spicy hops and a long bitter finish, albiet not an unpleasant one. bottled 5/12/08, drank 6/15/08.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 12 oz bottle
This was the opening beer at a Founders tasting. I was a bit surprised they didn’t start with the dry hopped pale ale but it was a nice way to freshen up the palate. It was light enough that it wouldn’t be too tough to finish off several while out at the grill. This is an excellent well made IPA that deserves attention if you run across it.
Aroma / Appearance - A short lived white head surged to the top above an amber carbonated body. Malts and hops blended with the bitterness being a bit more evident. Resin and cedar chips were the strongest evidence of the centennial presence.
Flavor / Palate - The bitterness hits the tongue from the start. It was not overpowering but well balanced and sessionable. Cedar chips, resin and creaminess completed an enjoyable start to the evening.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of fiver29 & BR007. Pours a medium clear amber with minimal head sans for an off-white soap film topper that creates decent lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malt, citrus and pine. Palate is a more subdued version of the nose. Not as hoppy as I expected but a nicely done balanced IPA. Thanks John and Brian.
psycho11 (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
White fluffy head with lasts for a while. Orange in color with nice hoppy smell. Not too strong and finishes pleasantly.
ketchepillar (1050) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty sweet. Floral and clover-like. Citrus hops that are slightly rough in character, but nice. Mouthfeel is smooth with light, yet prickly carbonation. A lot of pretty tasty hop flavor coming from the dry hopping I presume.
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Alan’s HSC initation. This brew is a hazy orange color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Herbal, floral hops aroma with notes of citrus. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with floral hops and pine flavors, along with some sweet malt and candi in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering zesty citrus aftertaste. Well done all around.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orangey amber pour with a white head. Grassy aroma. Resiny hops but not overly sweet smelling. Smells excellent. Taste is really balanced. Enough sweetness to balance the hops. Smooth finish. Great IPA.
purduebacchus (39) - USA - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like drinking pureed hops, pours very slightly hazy gold with a small white head, incredible aroma citrus and floral notes, light mouthfeel. Somewhat bitter finich but very drinkable.
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 Floral hop nose and palate. Extremely dry hops. Ruby golden color, small head with large bubbles and no lace. Floral and citrus hops. Not my favorite, but a pretty decent IPA. Bitter back end.
Extremely mild and balanced with nice carbonation profile. Floral hops throughout. Nice, full mouthful.