Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this from the tap at the brewpub. Was sharing a couple with my brother. I could not get any aroma what so ever. Had Grant give me his thoughts on the aroma as maybe I was having a bad day... Didn’t get anything elther. Probably being generous with the ’3’. Otherwise a fine beer. Amber-orange in color. Tanish head with good lacing. Pine, orange, grapefruit and malt flavor.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewpub. I’ve had this a few times before on tap, and I’d have to give a slight nod to the cask version for its mouthfeel. Pours a hazy, amber-brown with a thin, creamy, beige head. Caramel malts with piny hops on the nose. Medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, finishing lightly bitter. The flavor is caramel malts with a solid, piny hop backing (considerably more than is on the nose). A nice beer, but it seems more like a solid APA than an IPA. I guess perhaps our definition of what constitutes an American IPA may have changed considerably since this beer won the silver medal at the WBC , in ’97.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ FS, but have also had non-cask a few times; pours a cloudy amber/orange with a nice creamy tan head that persists throughout, excellent lacing. Aroma of piney hops and some light malts. A solid, well-balanced IPA that’s a bit on the lighter and mild side, but good nonetheless.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Papa Keno Pizza, Overland Park, Kansas. Pour is orangish amber with a medium to small off white head. Aroma is malty, and faint hoppiness in the background. Taste is a nice blend of the malt and pine hops, very balanced with a nice body. Overall a very nice drinking beer, though was a bit surprised to see it listed as an IPA.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewpub - Pours amber / orange with a thick light tan head. The aroma has toasted malt, light hoppiness and a bit musty. Medium body with a bit of wateriness. The taste starts with woody / piny hops with toasted grainy malt. The finish is all woody hops and a bit of resin. A respectable IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed a pint of this stuff during a very tasty tasting hosted by Degarth (thanks Joe) and in the company of Quake1028. A big thanks to eboats for this tasty brew.
Poured clear copper in color with lasting thin tan head. Inviting aroma with sweet caramelized malts mixed with pine hops. The smell is sweet pine, which is odd when I think about it. The flavor starts sweet malts and pine that creates a sweet pine flavor much like the aroma. Then as the taste precedes the pine bitterness builds. Nice IPA.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HUGE thanks to eboats for bringing this down for us in Florida, and also to Degarth for giving us a place to sample.
Sampled from growler, served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy amber, off white, sudsy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops, earth, marijuana, grapefruit. Pine hops on the front of the tongue, citrus and bitter on the finish. Somewhat of a soapy characteristic as well.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a light amber with a white head. Aroma was a big grapefruit with some sweet lemon hops. Just a gorgeous potent aroma. Flavor was sweet lemon at first and then a grapefruit finish. Solid body with a herbal bitter aftertaste. Kind of reminded me of disolved aspirin.
eaglefan538 (2818) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley’s with Dansting, TimmyK, and Caddy. Pours a coppery pale color with a very nice initial head, excellent lacing, a great start for Kansas. The aroma was hoppy, citrus and pine hops taking stage center, and done in tandem very nicely. Flavor does the same, again just a nice meld of those two hop qualities, nice malt presence, but not one that adds a lot of flavor behind the hops. Mouthfeel was dead on, moderate overall, perhaps heavy within style. Cheers to my Kansas pals.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber-copper with thin head that doesn’t even cover the entire surface. Piney, citrus nose with some malt sweetness showing. Flavor is, naturally, a wall of hop bitterness that gives way to pine, grapefruit citrus, bitter orange, and a nice dose of malt sweetness to provide a pleasant balance.For a beer that appeared to have weak carbonation, the palate is rather pin-prickly and lively. A pretty solid and well-balanced American-style IPA.