blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the TURD tasting. Pours orange with a white head. Piney hopy aroma with some grapefruit-like citric notes. The flavor has citric and piney hops, a light sweetness, and light pale malts. Good stuff.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Anthonyís in Tacoma, WA: Weakly citrus aroma, decent head with nice clear amber appearance. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, taste, presumably based on citra hops. Light body, thin feel, without the bitter pasty aftertaste. Overall not impressive for the PacNW but would be an appropriate hoppy bottle for an afternoon BBQ.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Maxís for Samís visit. Pours a hazed gold amber with a thin white head. Spicy hops on the nose, a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, early bitterness, a bit of hops and spicy grapefruit. Light grapefruit and a touch of quinine on the finish.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at MaxxDaddyís tasting. Pours light amber with off white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruits, caramel malt and grassy pine. Finishes slightly dry and bitter. Medium body.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly balanced overall. I get some nice papaya and other tropical fruit notes, with some bread and biscuit malt thrown in as well. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of papaya, mango and other fruit notes, with the bread and biscuit malt keeping the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with my brother in Seattle. Seriously bitter. Nice, but slightly unbalanced...
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Beautiful c hop profile aroma and flavor. A little bit of peppery spice finished off with some grapefruit citrus. Nice malt body with some caramel and candi sugar sweetness. Nice wafting citrus aroma. Iím kind of into this one.
maximum12 (21) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for throwing in this extra from brewery that was heretofore unknown to me. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, dated 12/27/11.
Pour is a 60% unclear orange & certainly vigorous enough in the carbonation category. Smell is a touch underwhelming, citrus, light sweetness, but tough to tease out.
Interurban IPA is a nicely balanced IPA, if you enjoy that sort of thing (me, give me an UrbanAssault of hops, please). Delivers a nice hop punch, nice bitterness without pestering me with a big flavor profile; it would be grapefruit if I had to report under duress. Sweet malt spine. Floral notes do arrive late, & warmer, to add a nice perfumy air. Strength of this beer might be the ease with which I can picture myself lifting the glass, repeatedly, to my lips. Very clean & crisp.
An IPA that proves you donít have to have the depth of One Hundred Years of Solitude to make a tasty beer. This is clean, simple, quick, & quaffable. Thumbs up on a very good brew.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Deep orange body, slight head. Nose of pine hops and caramel malt. Taste is citrus, resin, and caramel malt - nicely balanced.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good IPA. Copper core with an ivory head. A variety of citrus fruit and the bitterness from the hops leaves a zesty aftertaste. Medium finish. The label calls it a session, but the Abv is too high. Good producer, good beer, not memorable in a saturated category.