shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (courtesy of Ibrew2or3 - thanks). Orange malt and light grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice body. Good but hops lovers wonít be too pleased with this.
Atom (1592) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours orange with a large off-white head. Aroma citrus and tropical fruits with a slight hops spice. Taste is a sweet maltiness, caramel, and sweet fruits. Sweet and easy to drink but not a lot going on here.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have never had an IPA I didnít like.....until now. This is very bland. Very low IBU, low alochol, low body. Its like a light IPA, which would be fine, if they told me it was a light IPA.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz can thanks to Cavie) clear medium yellow with sparse bubbles and some decent lacing. Nose is dank, grapefruit, orange and creamsickle. Taste of sugar, tastes like a beer that hasnít completely fermented, orange pulp and creamy.
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the kind soul that opened this at the recent Tampa tasting (Charlie, I think?). Pours clear gold with a slight white head. Nose is malt, lemon, citrus, and some caramel. Flavor is similar with syrupy malt and a fair amount of thick, sweet citrus. Medium in body and a lingering citrus burst in the finish.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Decent citrus and floral notes on the nose. Copper body with small head. Decent citrus and some dry bittering. Cool and crisp on the palate decent brew
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, resiny hop aroma coming off a golden orange body with a white head. Strangely, the hops arenít nearly as strong in the flavor as they seem in the aroma. Thereís a good pine/citrus hop flavor, but itís not overwhelming or very sticky. In fact the more dominating flavor is a sweet passion fruit/guava flavor thatís a nice surprise. The finish leaves a subtle bitterness and more sweet tropical fruit. Pretty unusual for an IPA, but quite enjoyable.
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tavernaís. The pour was a full amber to orange color, nice head and ok lacing. The aroma was citrus, pines, and caramel. The flavor was primarily hops, citrus, some resinous pine, herbal notes. The malts were subdued, slight toffee it seemed. Mouthfeel was moderate in body, amply carabonated to be refreshing. A decent but not sensational IPA.
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: In the new world of Black IPAs, talk about a deceiving title! The aroma is very light and has hints of citrus, fruit, grapefruit, and grass. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a decent amount of sediment and a smal off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and caramel. The finish has some very mild citrus and grapefruit hops. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat flat mouthfeel which makes it feel a little thin. Overall, easy drinking and far from offensive, but really lacking in the hops department for an IPA.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz can, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and light tropical fruits. Flavor of grass, caramel malt, pine, and florals with a dry, bitter finish.