TomDecapolis (4222) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a large foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of a Free State beer...havenít nailed it down yet but my guess is either a heavy dose of some crystal malt...or Munich malt in the grain bill. Itís not a bad thing but gives all either beers a very malty up front nose. This is an ipa and when poured into a glass, hops should be the first thing I smell (in my opinion), but thatís not the case with this beer. Needs more dry hopping (to be honest Iím not even sure they dry hopper this beer at all). So besides the malty nose I do get some citrus and pine. Flavor is a bit more hop foward and bitter. Pine and grapefruit with a very aggressive bitterness. Malt flavor of toffee, caramel and toasted malt. If this was my summer ipa I would get rid of any crystal malt and dry hop the hell out of it. Would also tone down the bitterness. Just looked at the commercial description again...I would not call this blonde at all, it is def amber.
thomas15 (521) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the initial aroma, orange for sure with cantaloupe. Appears clear gold. Spotty lacing slight head. Taste is pretty subdued grapefruit with slight bitter. Lighter. Slight lemon. Crisp summer session ipa.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks to unclemike. Not like heís my uncle, but he could be, I have a very fucked up family tree. I really could be my own grandfather, so thatís pretty fucked up. Pours deep hazy orange, moderate off-white head, great lacing. Nose is fantastic, really juicy with pine, spruce, grapefruit, lemon, tea, herbs, really solid nose right here... Flavours of juicy peach, soft nectarine, tea, cedarwood, ginger, so pretty. So, so, pretty.
rader58 (695) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz draught at Urban Table. Pours a slightly opaque copper color. Aroma of tangerine, pine, grapefruit, wheat. Flavor is tangerine, orange, pine, grass, wheat. Overall quite citrusy with a hint of bitterness, but very light for and IPA. I really enjoy this one.
berrya785 (397) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light copper with a nice white head. Aroma citrus, pine, and floral. Taste is citrus and piney with some malty sweetness.
IrishBoy (3618) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle a gift from Beastiefan2K. Thanks a bunch Eugene! Nose is tons of citrus hops with lots of little tropical fruit notes against a light sweet malty background. Hazy urine yellow with a big, heavy lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is moderately bitter with some sweet melon notes. Finishes with a smooth light bitterness. A nice light, not overpoweringly bitter IPA.
hrothgar950 (136) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden with a frothy off-white head. Sweet citrus/floral hop aroma. Medium body with a crisp citrus flavor and finish.
fiercepanda (356) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear orange beer with a very small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is grapefruit and tropical fruit, very good. The flavor is very fruity and floral with quite a dose of bitterness, but still quite pleasant.
ddemmingjr (592) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at BRGR: hazy golden, bubbly off white head. Nose is subtle pine, herbal, grapefruit hops. On the palate, grapefruit, bubblegum hops, huge bitterness. Really green, leafy, crisp hop bitterness and mild caramel malt sweetness. Dry, crisp and drinkable. Summer at its finest
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schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to a tulip glass. Pine aroma. It really doesnít have a citrus scent, but I enjoy it. Dark copper color. Taste is bitter. This is the type of IPA that is just plain bitter. No malt complement, just bitterness. It is a great taste however, but this is the one-dimensional IPA. Medium carbonation, feels average but I really donít pay attention to the palate. Overall, a tasty, bitter IPA from my home state.