TheHOFF43 (1791) - 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 oídonovanís. 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 (5116) - 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 (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 (3000) - 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.