bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap into Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear dark amber with moderate off-white head and nice lacing lines.
Aroma: Nice hop aroma of pine and juicy grapefruit and citrus, countered by toasted malts.
Taste: Very well balanced for an IPA. Nice hop taste of pine and grapefruit balanced by caramel and toasted malts. Ends slightly bitter, but only slighty - more spicy than bitter.
Palate: Relatively low carbonation, medium body with very dry finish (especially considering it is only somewhat bitter).
Overall: Very well balanced and easy to drink IPA. Great flavor overall but could use a little more bitterness so I need to dock it a little. Just a touch too balanced for my IPA tastes.
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Cloudy amber pour with a full white head. Floral nose with citrus, maybe grapefruit and a bit earthy/toffee. Tast is medium bitterness, Finish is dry/astringic and bitter. Not a lot of sweet in the taste but decent malt/hop balance.
bth122 (1260) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color, med size head. Milder aroma of hops. Medlite bitter. Not as fresh as some ipas Iíve had. Med bodied, smooth texture. Good mouthfeel. A milder ipa
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn. Color was dark orange, close to copper. About an inch and a half of head with some film/lacing (see feel below).
Bitter smell, but not as hoppy as I would of thought. Some caramel or some similar smell. Couldnít get the best nose as I wanted to. A bit bland.
Tasted nothing like an IPA - the hops just didnít come through at all. Caramel flavor with some citrus in there. Couldnít pinpoint the citrus flavor. Not sure why all the struggles here.
Average carbonation. Decent finish. Iíve never seen so much lacing on a beer. Luckily I like it.
Not a bad beer overall. I think I need to give this one another go. Just wasnít getting it going here.
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Copper pour with a medium head.
aroma is malty, light woody hop.
Flavour is biscuity toffee, hint of burnt sugar and candied orange peel. Woddy hop bitterness.
bookman10 (638) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Burger Jones. This was a tasty beer, though not nearly so hoppy as one might expect from an IPA. Nice malty sweetness to help balance things out. It went very well with my burger.
zeke626 (422) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Busterís. Pours a hazy burnt orange body with thin, white head. Aroma of sweet malts along with floral and grassy hops. Flavor is the same with a moderate bitterness. A decent, sessionable IPA although there is nothing really notable about it.
adnielsen (9025) - 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 (2232) - 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.