DrSilverworm (8338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, shared by Jay. Best by August 2013. It’s likely ultra fresh right now, but that seems like an awfully long window for an IPA.. Mostly clear amber color. Thin white head leaves good spray of lace. Medium body. Smooth texture. Just a light stickiness in the finish. Kind of a rye spicy hop flavor ( but no rye!). Sweet, light bitterness in the finish. Grapefruit citrus, some resin. Tasty, flavorful lighter ABV IPA. Spicy citrus flavor is nice. Very interesting tasty assertive hop profile, as it is.
MattShizzle (561) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper-golden color, a bit cloudy. Aroma is strongly of hops. Taste is REALLY hoppy - one of the hoppiest beers I ever had in my life.
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass from tap. Deep amber color with thin white head and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and slight fruit. Definitely taste the unique Chinook Hop flavor. Not my favorite IPA but I will definitely drink it again
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Hazy medium amber-orange, thin white head, spotty lacing. Light citric hops, pale malts, some resin in the back end. Flavor shows increased grapefruit. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, moderate bitterness.
Wileecoyote (33) - - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hoppy flavor, slight bitter aftertaste, strong pine aroma and taste, great beer if you love hops, a bit too hoppy for me, could use a little more caramel or malt to balance and smooth it out
beerme31 (551) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark hazy golden color thin tan lacing. Aroma is heavy pine and citrus. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, average carbonation, dry, medium bitter finish. Not the best but a pretty solid IPA, underrated.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This really wasn’t bad at all. Orange amber, off clear, with some yeast clumps at the end of the bottle. Pine and grass on the aroma with more pine and citrus in the flavor without too much harshness. Almost dry and a little thin for an IPA, but would could be outstanding as an over the top pale ale (without the yeasty floaters).
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Another fresh beer was drunk pretty soon after returning from a trip. This one was purchased based on the bottle but did not disappoint too much. It was not the best IPA yet good enough not to pour down the drain.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base is a brackish brown color with orange tints. A dense half finger head sticks to the top like thick snowfall. Polished maple, grapefruits, and the smell of clean waxed floorboards sharpen the senses. This is simultaneously malty and hoppy.
Flavor / Palate - Bitter pine rubs at the palate almost immediately. Orange, cloves, and grapefruit combine into a drinkable experience. The one flaw might be too much of an emphasis on the malt profile. Maybe this falls off faster than I expected but it could be better.
conway (1986) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper colored. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Taste is also heavy on the hops. The citrus comes forward a bit in the taste. Enough of a malt backbone to not be overwhelming.
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nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus, pine, and grass. The malts are sweet with caramel and a touch of maple syrup. The appearance is copper with an average head and lots of floating particles. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it has a unique maple syrup element that I like but a couple of flaws, still a very good beer.