Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An orange to a copper color. The aroma is rather malty with some hints of lemons. The flavor is only slightly bitter with more malt showing up. Caramel notes and grapefruit presence. A hearty IPA dont think so, hearty har har maybe. Session drink at best.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: lots of fresh floral and citrus hop aroma on a mostly dry crystal malt base,
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor with lots of hops, bitterness builds from the middle for balance and leaves a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent golden bronze with a thin-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-dry grainy malts with a touch of grapefruity hops. Body starts thin and mostly dry with some earthy bitterness and a drier finish. Needs more sweetness and flavor hops with less bittering hops.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toast, and sweet fruity hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, toasty, and a bitter sweet citrus hop finish.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first question is why do they call this an IPA. It didn’t smell, look, taste, or feel at all like an IPA. It wasn’t bad, but hardly an IPA, and definitely not intense. It had an aroma of malts and sweet fruit, hops if present were very faint. It looks orange in the pour, with a lacy head. It leaves a nice lacing during consumption. It tastes nice an tart, rather like an US Lager. The tartness, and malt qualities peak through, the hops seemed to have missed my bottle apparantley. It was a smooth tasting beer. I gave it lower marks, because it seemed to be out of the margins of what I expect from an IPA. See Troegs Nugget Nectar.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense hop floral finish? Ummm... not really. Still though it was a pretty good beer. Pours a darker golden color, medium bodied and a pretty good amount of head on top. Not a ton of aroma, seemed a little more malty than hoppy in the aroma. More flavor that I anticipated though, although it doesn’t have that aggressive hop bite most IPA’s have. Definitely more subtle. Some hops do come out in the flavor with a sweet malt taste in there. Pretty good balance and smooth. Could use more hoppiness and a bitter bite to be a true IPA.
EithCubes (5187) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Big English hop presence in the aroma, with caramel and some sour fruity tang, but a little too sharp and has a touch of cardboard. Pale orange pour with a soapy beige head. Earthy, funky taste, dry and hoppy with a little resin and very little sweetness. Light bitterness. Crystal malt is a bit too sharp, and the funk is not as appealing as it should be - somewhat stale. Aftertaste is dry and bready, body is full and a touch hot. The Fuggles are nice here, but the overall effect isn’t one of cleanliness or particular excitement.
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jan. 2007 - Clear brown honey color, minimal head. Aroma was honey and fruity pears. Strong citrus hops, but not overly bitter. Fruity and really sweet, but not in a really pleasant way. I split a 12 oz with my dad and I’m not sure I could have handled much more of this.
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 fl. oz. (US) bottle without any expiration date or lot number. 2007-2008 edition. Pours golden-bronze. Aroma of wheat, matls and something like honey. Not a lot of head or lacing. Almost creamy in the mouth. Smooth anyways. Sweet flavor. Not a bad brew but far from extraordinary.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampled. Pours a light gold/copper color with a white head. Aroma of light caramel, grains, floral, and notes of spices. Flavor follows the aroma with a light to medium body and a bitter finish