bierkitty (156) - 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).
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/orange with a short beige head.
Caramel, cheesy aroma.
Taste is sweet, bright tangerine, pineapple, tropicals......
Sweet, with a solid earthy bitter.
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, best before December of 2014.
Appearance: Super hazy, near opaque, amber to mahogany colored body with a very short light tan head that quickly dissolves into a thin coating.
Aroma: The aroma is mild but it smells like it’s a bit old, despite it not being so. Candied orange peel and caramel come to mind, along with an odd slightly sour tinge. Definitely not an IPA aroma, but not bad.
Taste: This tastes old as well. Some tea like hops noted with a dull slightly musky semi-sweet malt base. Hints of grapefruit towards the end, but really this doesn’t taste any bit like an IPA. The finish lingers a little of bitterness, but overall this is a bit dull.
Palate: Full-bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: This isn’t undrinkable, but it drinks more like a slightly aged American barley wine than an IPA. Definitely not worth it’s price, and certainly a bottom tier IPA. This isn’t a bad beer but calling it an IPA is a bit silly.
Mastelefish (81) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper with thin white head. Citrus, the Chinook hops, and maybe even some pics at the nose. Taste is of a medium bitterness with an equally medium body. A good base for a northern style IPA.
EithCubes (4749) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, mine at 7.1% abv. Nose very hoppy, lots of resin and juice, slightly papery with heavier orange peel and grapefruit, lightly spicy. Hazy orange-golden gradient or a pour with a sudsy beige head. Taste is somewhat dry, maybe lightly sweet, little bit of alcohol showing, dull and thin caramel-leaning malt, but there’s some nice berry-like fruitiness in with the citrus, and the hops are fresh. Low resins, medium juice, relatively low bitterness and certainly less than the moderate sweet. Some good flavor here, fresh and piny, medium body, relatively clean overall with just a bit too much yeast character in the finish.
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Doing it all for Chinookie at RBSG. St. Louis hotel. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose/taste of pine, resin, caramel malt and grapefruit peel. Lighter medium body. Decent.
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Pours a hazed copper with a big white head of frothy foam. The aroma has pine and herbal notes. Taste is mildly sweet at first, but quickly becomes resinous and bitter. Finishes dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ferris (3069) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Light pine and grapefruit. Cloudy copper with a beige head. Light grapefruit and pithy bitterness. Long bitter finish.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with an orange glow and absolutely no head at all. Aroma of very strong biscuity malt with a piney, resinous and grapefruity hop hick and some sweet notes of honey and apricots. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney kick at first with not much malt behind it, but the aftertaste shows even more of a hop kick and some lighter sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is blindly showing the hops but fading to a grassy, herbal kick with a nice smooth bitterness - this is more of a hop-forward IPA with missing malt, but this is good for folks who like session IPAs that weren’t intentional. Overall, a hop-centred IPA with less malt than you’d expect, but for me, that’s a good thing, just know that going into it that it’s off in balance and enjoy the hop kicks! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tampa, Florida on 03-January-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 17-May-2014. Best by Date on Bottle of February 2014, Lot #379.
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Shared by the good folks at Blue Hills. Hazy amber with white head. Very hoppy aroma. Super hoppy taste with a hint of citrus and pine. Very good.
jcartamdg (1877) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange with no head. Aroma of malt, citrus and honey. Taste is sweet and malty with a bitter piney finish.