XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bob, dark gold pour with a bit of white head. Aroma of light piney hops and earthiness. Taste is piney bitterness and malt, it's ok.
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crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised at the hate this gets. Had it on draft. Def took about 3 sips but then wow, a complex ipa.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pour clear, lighter orange with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up fresh orange zest and piney bitterness over sweet caramel and biscuity malts.. nice and fresh, but it came across as too hot. The flavor found more of the biscuity malt and a little fruit at the core, with pine tar, orange zest, and fairly raw alcohol around.. finished spicy and warm, with a lot of fresh, tasty hops and a hit of rough boozage. Medium-bodied and lacking a bit of balance on the palate.. this wasn’t bad, but I was hoping for a little more.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Old Fashioned in downtown, Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted golden grain malt, hint of pine and grapefruit notes, and a touch of tropical fruits. Taste is medium bodied, sharp bitterness at first with some toasted golden grain malt flavors. Finish is semi-dry, with both citrus and spicy grassy hops aftertaste. An average IPA overall.
bnielsen13 (176) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, malt. Flavor is citrus, pine malt. Just okay.
nsquishee (547) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dank hops and semi-sweet malt. Not very thick or syrupy like I would expect. Ok.
beerbaaron (685) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, orange amber. Medium frothy white head. Lots of sticky lace. Aroma is sweet, citrus, tropical, orange, peach, grapefruit. Flavor doesn’t quit live up to aroma. Flavor adds some pine. Medium body. Sharp bitternes with a long finish
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Old Fashioned. Filtered orange-tan. Steady creamy off-white head. Floral, fresh citrus tones, but very balanced by the smooth golden malt. Straightforward, cool, crisp. Good beer, but not such and exciting IPA for 2013. Somewhat delicate, not piny or harshly bitter. OK. Forgettable.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Firkin Fest 2013. Something went wrong here. This is not good. Soapy aroma and flavor. No carbonation, and I found it undrinkable. A little hop character, but I have to wonder if something was wrong with this particular firkin.