Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I don’t know who Geary is but I think he made a mistake in making this IPA. It is pretty much hot garbage. It is sort of red brown and slightly cloudy w/ a head of fine bubbles. Just looking at it, you get the feeling something is awry but when you smell it you know for sure. The aroma is sharp and woody and you can feel a barleywine-ish sweetness coming on based on the smell. Oddly though, it is not actually sweet but bland w/ only some wierd oxidized caramel-ish malt around the edges and some soapy resinous bitterness. This is oddly thick in texture and kind of flat across the palate. Take everything you like about IPA and replace it w/ a piece of crap and you wind up w/ this beer. Fuck it. I have no time to be nice.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2588) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and cereal for the malt, light to moderate herbs for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with wood and pepper. Head is huge, frothy turning rocky, light beige, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively to fizzy carbonation. A strong nose, but more malt than hops. A moslty mellow IPA, but it does have some herby and spiciness to it.
Bulk_Carrier (3429) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed Dec 18, 2011. Obviously reviewed from notes.
In a pint glass, she pours a light copper color and leaves the same colored body with a head lasting less than a second. Lacing was very minimal.
The smell has malts, caramel and hops.
The taste is sweet yet bitter in a good English IPA sort of way.
On the palate, she sits about a light to medium with a sweet bitter aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is a good beer for its style and good for me.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ipa... Lacks strong hoppy character of a pacific nw ipa and lacks strong floral aroma... Balanced and smooth though...
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MWatts2 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy but maintains balance. Medium body. Frothy head and long finish.
Nickytoethumbs (12) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of a brown ale, brown sugar mellows out the hops. Not overpowering. It's alright.
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DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy red orange color. Mild resin in the aroma. Very well balanced with nice caramel appeal up front and mild hops followed by a lingering bitter finish. There is a little butter in the aroma which is a small imperfection.
uhclem (417) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper pour with minimal lacing. Nose is citrus and toffy. Taste is of grapefruit and malt. Thin mouthfeel, but nice finish that lasts and lasts.
doctorfrenzy (6) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
immediately noticed its deeper-than-usual (for an IPA) amber color and unusually spicy, almost woodsy hop nose; palate mirrors the spicy hop and adds notes of black pepper and dry leaves, but also has distinct citrus notes, including a hint of white grapefruit and noticeable tangerine; deliciously crisp, the hop spice and bitterness carries to the finishes but ends very cleanly; overall a highly quaffable yet NOT typical IPA