kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a blanketous white head. Stinky fruity, hop aroma. Flavor is really on the malty side of an IPA but has some bitterness. The german influence isn’t helping this one. It is more.traditional though.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Columbus location. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of hops, grapefruit and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch-Columbus. The waiter called it "Northwest-Style IPA" or some such business; it was their seasonal selection. Pours a clear copper with a small, lasting eggshell head. The aroma did suggest northwest US hops, with citrus and pine, caramel malts, toasted sugars, and crackers. The flavor followed suit; resinous and citrusy hops, earth, toasted and caramel malts. Not bad at all. Light-medium bodied, with subtle bitterness and moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this.
Delsym (39) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Expecting a ho-hum, mass-produced IPA, I gotta lotta piney, citrusy, hop aroma right off the bat. Appearance was spot on: light copper color, good, thick head. Taste was much better than I had anticipated. Hop assertiveness was there, alcohol heft was decent (though a kick up to 7 or 7.5% would make this an even more mouth watering beer). Again, I was surprised and would definitely recommend if you’re a hophead.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at park lane, copper orange color with frothy head, citrus tangerine aroma, flavor is quite bitter, earthy caramel and citrusy, dry to finish
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Burbank location. Copper colored pour with a thick white head. Citrus and earthy hop aroma. Nice crisp malt with a balanced hop bitterness in the taste. Decent IPA.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Las Vegas location. Orange-golden more than copper, quite dark. Frothy head. The aroma is quite earthy. It drinks with a continental palate, with a woodier/barkier hop bite than most American IPAs. There is just a hint of citric acid to finish. (#4474, 2/12/2012)