piscator34 (2269) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at the Minneapolis airport. Hazy pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Simplistic IPA aroma profile with notes of sweet orange peel, pale malt, and a hint of spicy pine. A similar combo in the mouth, but with a nice herbal note combining with the spicy orange and stronger pine elements. Medium bodied with a moderate amount of bitterness for the style. A bit underwhelming, but no obvious flaws. Decent.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I personally found this to be an interesting contrast to American IPAs. Hoppy, but without the prominent citrus, pine , or resin notes that are typical of IPAs here. I can’t come up with a good description other than perhaps earthy or more base. Bitter, but also subdued in this way as well.
commonshawn (966) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pint glass. Hazy cloudy red. A unique ipa with some heavy sugar notes. Full bodied. Aroma is of sweet hops. One of my standby beers in the twin cities.
commonmac (954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Whitey’s served up pint glass style. Color is borderline mahogany. A very deep copper. Head prevalent throughout consumption indicating some strong freshness. Plenty of hops to be found but not heavy on bitter mouthfeel. Strong piney aroma. Ends like an IPA should with some bite and a pleasant hoppy aftertaste. This one does indeed have eyes of the bluest skies.
acearl (469) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Orange copper hue with small creamy tan head, smells of faint citrus and pine, medium body, nice bitter bite, nothing too complex, drinkable
Gridfather (32) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. The color is good, the aroma is good, just something amiss with the flavor. It is an okay hoppy beer but nothing special.
---Rated via the Gridfather
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RBSG-Minni–on tap-retaining lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-resin/citrus, med malt. T-resin/citrus hops, med malt-toasty.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is sweet with a bit of hop character. Taste up front is oddly sweet, not too hoppy but bitters from the hops well at the end. Average IPA
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at one of the bars at MSP. The beer pours a clear copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of hops, grainy malt and a touch of pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. From a trade with deyholla. Thanks Derek!
Clear amber colour with a small frothy white head.
The aroma is sweet pears... very strong sweet pear aroma. Mild bitterness there too. The flavour is fruity and sweet. Moderate bitterness and sweet maltiness. Sweet IPA.