TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a deeper copper amber hue, darker body, richer orange honeybrown glow, mellow haziness. Orange amber edges glow. A frothy offwhite head laces well on the glass, mellow lacing. Frothy head laces ok. Aromas are a good deal of english malt, biscuit and gentle toffee. Toast, dry florals and earthy hops. Mellow bitterness, toasty malts. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering toasty malts, biscuits and a decent floral and earthy hopping. Grass and gentle lemon. A bit of body, gentle spiciness as we move back, firmer florals and grass bitter it up a bit. A touch of body, toast and biscuit. Bready malts. A firm hopping that is in the true English tradition. What it lacks in creativity or oomph, it makes up for in sound and balanced brewing. Not bad.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and malt nose. Not as Hoppy as advertised. Malty palate with slight lingering bitter finish. Its ok.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at Sweet Child o Vine. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, bready, some grassy hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, fruity, some light hop bitterness, with a light fruity finish.
Ericular (930) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the Wild Onion. Appearance is a clear copper color. Aroma is a medium amount of flowery hops, and just a little caramel malt. Taste is a controlled dose of hops, with some caramel and toffee mixed in. This is not in-your-face citrus like west-coast IPAs, but instead the taste fades quickly and leaves a small amount of bitterness. Itís really drinkable, and medium bodied with good carbonation (not watery).
Sledutah (6544) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Taste of Mill Street Tavern at the airport
Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white and good lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel
Taste: Floral, caramel and citrus
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at the airport. This is full of orange rind. Hints of tartness, malty/ grainy, slightly soapy. This is off, not very enjoyable.
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve had this brew numerous times and have noticed a common theme: itís rather delicious out of the tap but quite mediocre from the bottle. Served from the Fulton Tap Room by Target Field, it had a nice caramel color, prefect thin head and quality hop flavor. Out of the bottle it tastes like home brew. Will continue to order this on tap and avoid it from the retailers.
cards04 (2566) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice orange colour. Nice fruity aromas. Hops too. Similar flavours follow. Decent stuff.
northropfrye (3090) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the most intense IPA, but still a pretty nice one. I think itís a bit better than the average rating lets on.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours coppery-amber color with off white head. Some citrus notes with a slightly sweet, malty body. Not much of a hop aroma or flavor for an IPA. Not a beer for hopheads.