gsmitty80 (1589) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For an IPA this was pretty weak. I wouldnt even know how to describe it but it is not an IPA, just a below average beer.
douglas88 (4479) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Barley and Hops. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet hop aroma, fruity and piny. The flavor is mildly bitter, sweet malts, loads of fruit, some pine. Finished bitter and raw. Enjoyable.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden with large white head. citrus hops. firm bitterness before some citrus hop flavor that is mild for the style. little malt flavor allows for a nice dry finish. not an awful version of the style, but below average
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour - perfect amount of head. Nice pale malt color with just the right amount of caramel to give it a reddish hue. The aroma is light, not what I was expecting. This reminds me more of the English style IPA - very well balanced (thanks again to that Crystal, possibly a small amount of Munich malt) between the malt and hops. Hoppy finish but not too overpowering. If you are a hop head looking for a thrill, definitely not a beer for you. If you are looking for a mellow, balanced IPA, this is a good choice - very easy drinking and enjoyable.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Smokiní Joes. Amber pour with a thick, sticky tan head. The nose is lightly sweet and quite piny as well. Subdued earthiness with a kiss of light fruit as well. Soflty hoppy with a kiss of sweetness on the back. Meh... too much crystal malt makes it overly chewy.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Nice hop aroma. Not super fresh but nice resin and fruit rind notes, a little apricot. Mild malt sweetness. Medium orange amber hazy with huge pillowy off-white lacing, lasting head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Light pale malt with a bit of caramel. Big hop flavor. Piney with a bit of fruit rind and apricot. Big bitter from start to end. Acidic tang, too. Bitter after but not astringent or harsh.
MrBunn (2219) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. So Iíve seen this in the standard PA format of cases for a while and wondered if Iíd get the chance to buy a single bottle before the full plunge with a whole case... finally got my shot and I must say Iím a little troubled by the name... chinookie? Really? What would my salmon-fishing buddies think? Anyhow, pour is a deep amber with little head and boring aromas of apple juice and a little bit of a herb and spice hops presence. Flavor is more English than American, and Iím cool with that (for now). Itís pretty sweet and the hops presence is fairly light and herbal/grassy. Itís pretty refreshing on the palate and finish is bitter and pleasant enough. I say "keep brewing" to you, Full Pint. If this is just a first step, itís a pretty decent one.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nicely hopped IPA. Floral and Grapefruit on the nose and palate. Medium bodied with nice bite and dry hop finish
Vir4030 (464) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours up a great-looking hazy orange brown with a medium thin white head. Smells of a hopped up IPA. Flavor is sour, dry, but not offensive. Hops is there, but nothing special. Itís not bad.
tgncc (2290) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via trade with Beerman6686. The aroma is earthy, caramel. The apppearance is hazy orange/red, off white head. The flavor is earthy, piney, resiny hops upfront, slight caramel in the background. This is a hop forward beer, and not especially sweet. The finish is a lasting, astringent hop burn, mainly pine needles. Medium in body. Not bad at all. Thanks, Dan.