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 (3108) - 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 (2079) - 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 (14558) - San Leandro, 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.
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange brown with a touch of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are earthy, sweet, a nice balanced hop & malt profile. Better than I expected from the reviews. Solid brew would definately drink this beer again
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of MatSciGuy. Thanks, Levi! Pours a deep orange color approaching amber; fine-bubbled, light tan head with nice retention and lacing. Heavily candied aroma, showing plenty of plenty of fruitiness and sticky-sweet malts. Definitely on the sweet side, with a somewhat cloying mouthfeel: lots of sticky candied fruits, with even some hints of caramel and a touch of oxidation; decent core bitterness, but why on earth would I want a serious malt backbone in an IPA? Cloying, crystalline, and just hard to drink all that much of. Modest finish showing light tea-like tannins and some lingering bitterness.