Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of dougofthefuture. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a nice amber-copper color with a thin white head that very quickly recedes into a thin collar. The nose has some slight floral elements along with a lot of bread and some caramel. Very reminiscent of Dogfish 60. Flavor is similar with more of a malt emphasis. Even for an English IPA, this is really malt heavy. Very slight dryness to the finish. Brew itself is rather chewy. Decent enough, but nothing out of the ordinary.
ryanfolty (2320) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jan 29, 2012 tap at valley tap house. Cloudy orangish brown pour with some head and lacing. Weak hoppy aroma and taste is mild but nicely balanced.
nuplastikk (5568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared by Mr. Pickles. Filtered. Orange tan with a large white head. Old school sort of Burton style aroma, some mild tropical tones..but a little odd. A little buttery, butterscotch. Some flowery action, sort of an English feel. OK, but. A little sub par.
madvike (3164) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours amber with a fluffy light tan head. Pretty caramelly, with almost chocolate notes in the nose. Light piney hops--pretty subtle. Tastes a little watery, with a big malt base and some spicy, piney hops. Real sharp on the finish--not sure if thatís hops or alcohol. Nicely carbonated, but a little watery. Kinda meh on this one.
falco242 (365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hoppy aroma but not super hoppy in its taste. Pretty light ipa flavor with subtle fruit and with a slight resin aftertaste.
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, thick tan head, delicate lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, grass. Taste is bitter grapefruit and summer fruit. Nice.
vikingguy (1021) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 Growler from brewery. Copper color with foamy white head. Fresh hop aroma. Piney/citrusy hops are up front but balanced with caramel malt. Rather creamy texture. Easy drinking. I like this one...hops are prominent but not overpowering...some may not like that in an IPA but it is right up my alley. I know this IPA doesnít have quite the full body of others but this is one of the better IPAís Iíve had. Helps that itís fresh from the brewery.
Nsanders (928) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foamy head atop a deep orange body. Grainy, alcohol with light citrus hop aroma. Light bitterness, pretty tame for an IPA. Medium body thatís very bubbly.
arkurzynski (2105) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber. A bit of a vegetal/stewed vegetable hop aroma with some sweet caramel. Taste is initially a sweet, candy/caramel followed by a pretty dry, dry, hop finish. Not sure of age on this one.
theisti (3703) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz twist off bottle, purchased as a single at the Four Firkins in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Brewed and packaged by Stevens Point Brewery. The pour is mostly clear copper, some brown and red. One inch light tan head is reasonably lasting, leaves nice lacing. The aroma is pretty faint, its a slightly metallic malt, along with a sort of generic bitter earthy hop. Not an off nose, necessarily, just a bit dull. The taste follows the nose, metallic malt, generic grain malt sweetness, bit of honey, along with the earthy hop of the nose. Some pine peaks out as it warms. The palate is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a moderately dry finish. The after taste has a bit more of the metallic malt. As with the Lonely Blond, I would love to give this another shot from their own brewery. I will reserve full judgement until then.