MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to jazzbassman. pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is pine, grass and somewhat musty. Taste is grassy and earthy. not enough caramel malt, IMO. Mouthfeel is medium and bitter. ok but wouldn’t ask for it again.
StefanSD (2139) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can courtesy of jzzbassman. Thanks monte. Pours a hazy copper color with a big fluffy cream head that has good retention and ample lacing. Aroma is big and bold with citrus, pine, caramel and some candied apricot. The flavor features apricot up front followed by pine resins, grapefruit and some toffee. The palate is a bit uneven starting thin and ending thick, and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long and biter. Overall: The apricot flavor profile really surprised me, but its a solid IPA.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orangey amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by earthy, pungent, but not overly bitter hops. A lot of wet hopping? Enough malt backbone to stand up to the hops -- bready and caramel. Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel. Well done IPA.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with a white lacey head. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nice fruity citrus. Flavor is caramel, toast, some spice, and nice citrus finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Liquor Express. Poured a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Nice aroma of grapefruit and caramel with a light floral backing. The flavor found caramel and grapefruit. Medium body and medium bitterness.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma: hops, malt, pine, citrus. Taste: pine & citrus hops, passing notes of vanilla, fresh fruits, solid malt backbone, finishes with a nice bitter bite. Medium body, good depth, great lacing. Overall a excellent IPA.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy orange with a decent beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is nice with mild pine, grapefruit, and orange rind. A bit thin, needs more malt. Dry finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Dark orange-red, off white foam. Aroma is floral, spicy hops. Taste is malty, caramel, then a floral, citrus hop bitter finish.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask @ J. Clyde. Takes on a different character on cask. Server swears it is a different recipe than the regular IPA, and given the other ratings I’m inclined to believe him. Orange with a dense tam head. Big floral aroma. Perfect mouthfeel, with pleasant hop and malt balance; bitter without the astringency. Best from AL so far.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant aroma of citrus and hops. Very bitter with a hint of floral hops. The bitterness overpowered everything, though. Holdenn said it perfectly: "Lots of bitter hops but not many flavor hops." Unless you’re a huge fan of IPA across the board, this is not an easy or particularly enjoyable sipper.