Travlr (9942) - 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 (698) - 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 (335) - 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 (1292) - West Bend, 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 (3001) - Leawood, 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.
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in Shaker glass. Dark amber in color with a medium head. Mild floral nose with some citrus notes. Nice malty flavors with a surprisingly mild hoppiness for an IPA. Pleasing on the palate with a smooth, not overly drying finish.
Very easy drinker by IPA standards and a fun break from intensely hopped versions.
AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dennis Brothers - it never fails that I let the liquor guy talk me into a 6 from a "local place", and it is not as stupendous as advertized. Pours orange brown with some initial carbonation, but that ends quickly. Nice lacing. Aroma has faint citrus fruit and faint pine, some spices. Taste brings sweet caramel, some bitter citrus fruit and some pine. All understated. It is crisp and mostly smooth. Not a bad tasting brew, just subtle in everything it is.
eruizgarcia (152) - - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 A pretty good and well balanced beer. Just a tad too bitter for me and a bit flat in aroma. The Libertine is the better option.
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 (478) - 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.