barn0216 (532) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Double dry hopped special at Fulton brewery. Cask pour into brandy tulip, hazy chestnut brown, fine head, lots of lacing. Floral and citrus hop nose. Very creamy mouthfeel, initial hop bitterness melts to a strange bread midrange and then finishes with a hint of alcohol and more hops. Hard to rate. Nothing is obviously wrong but it tastes just a bit off. Maybe that malty midnote...
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pour into pint glass. Good color and flavor, not a palate wrecker by any means. Solid hop flavor with a clean taste. Solid head on the pour, decent tracing
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light coppery color with a small egg shell head. Nose is earthy notes with resiny hops. Palate is medium with a slickness and a bite in the swallow with a throat sting. Flavors of tobacco, resiny hops and earthy malts.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at o’donovan’s. Deep apricot with small of white head. Aroma is muted,a bit of malt. Flavor is sweet with a hint of hops.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was two fingers high and off white. Malt-predominant nose with caramel, butter scotch, and steeping barley notes. There was also a decent whiff of citrusy hop. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Malt heavy as foreshadowed by the aroma. Buttery caramel and light pine-like hop. Not bad, but too much butterscotchy malt backbone and not enough bitterness for me.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking ale with light hops and mild malt.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to Brian for this bottle.
Pours very dark for an IPA, a deep clear amber with a small soapy beige head.
Aroma is mainly floral hops, grassy with some pine, and lots of pale malts. Caramel and citrus are subtle.
Taste is decidedly English-style IPA with toasted caramel malts showing out more than the hops, which take on a grassy character with citrus only in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and bitter, but with a bit of metallic character.
As English IPAs go, it’s a decent one, but probably not my favorite.
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Floral, citrus, earthy, mild dish soap. Medium head. Very clear clean taste. Gift from brother Jimmy.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oh, marketing, how well thy charms work. I was thinking this bottle was going to be a killer IPA, solely based upon the clever name, which beers are running desperately short of these days. Too bad the IPA inside is pretty bad. Bland malts and a very underutilized hop mix lead to a spiky, sweet finish, with little hop flavor getting through. Seriously weak IPA.
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MSP airport. Pours copper with a white head. This is a decent IPA, nothing special. Hops are there giving some bite and a little citrus. There are metallic flavors and a woody, earthy kind of bitterness. Flavors are muddled together, but definitely discernable as an IPA. Will do in a pinch.