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 (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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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, itís a decent one, but probably not my favorite.
tedovertu (283) - 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 (2883) - 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.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, a bit of grapefruit. Not super hop forward. Flavor is well balanced. Not bitter not to sweet. Pretty good if lowkey IPA.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice golden amber color with short white head. Has a super nice bitterness with a nice malt.
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jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is somewhat lacking for your typical IPA. Taste is pretty descent for having an IPA that is more balanced with malt and hop, but could be better. Would like to see this be a little more hoppy it being an IPA, but nonetheless, good enough to drink again.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is sort of a dark amber color with a white head. Quite malty and sweet with minimal hop aroma. A hint of floral hops and maybe a touch of citrus peel. The flavor is similarly lacking in the hop department. Bread and toffee are the prominent flavors with a little caramel, too. Mild floral hop flavor and very little in the way of bitterness.