NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Happy Gnome. Slightly hazy orange appearance with an off white head. Sweet pale malty, slightly fruity, light citrus hoppy nose. Citrusy, pale malty, fruity flavor.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) amber with small white head, nice lace. Nice citrus hops aroma. Flavor was decent malt backbone with pine/citrus hops, but a bit resiny.
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smooth malty IPA only available on tap. Very drinkable. Will buy when they start to bottle, but only if the price is right.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Original Rating, 12/30/10: On tap at The Local. Copper color with a medium head. Moderate piney hop aroma. Sweet grainy taste. Low bitterness, but noticeable pine and citrus flavor from the hops. On a personal note, this was my 172nd IPA, finally pushing any other style of beer over Pale Lager. Huzzah!
Re-rating, 8/18/12. I wanted to try this one again since production has moved to their own brewery. Hazy copper color with a medium head. Moderately hoppy nose, light caramel. Bready and caramel flavor. Light pine. Solid bitterness.
GJF (1196) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this really enjoyable for such a new beer. Itís a straightahead, well balanced version of the beer with a nice hop profile--nothing extraordinary, but well done.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at Happy Gnome. Hazy copper pour with a medium off-white head. Dank malt aroma with a strange hop note. Very floral. Citrusy and floral hop flavor with some malt and a bitter finish.
bluemooner (583) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at 3 Squares in Maple Grove. Pours a deep copper with a medium white head. Aroma is malty with citrus hops. Flavor is sweet malt with good hop bitterness and citrus flavors. Bitter hop finish. Decent IPA but nothing special.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Comes amber with a small white head. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. Tastes of hops and malt, somewhat sweet, not too bitter. Decent.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is orange and some pine. Flavor is sweet malt, some bubble gum, citrus, and a bitter finish. Much better than the first time i had this beer and it tasted like amoxicillin.
undsioux7 (791) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber with a medium white head. Aroma is subdued citrus hops and a touch of malt. Taste is pine, citrus, grass and grainy malt. It is balanced, but there just isnít much there. Not bad, but nothing to get excited over.