queenholly (2409) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Not so pleasant sweet malty aroma. Clear amber with a moderate ivory head. Sweet biscuity malt and a harsh weedy bitter hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Not so pleasant.
radarsock (625) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Um, okay. Can, thanks to Drsilverworm. Pours orange/copper with a lively head. Smells and tastes of onions, plastic and malty sweetness. Meh.
Chudwick (1531) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can - pours murky honey amber with voluminous orange/white head with thin lacing. Nose is floral. Flavor adds caramel, yeast, faint citrus and cereal. Not very bitter, but mildly sweet. Dry to the lips on the finish. A great introductory beer for people afraid of the bitter-face, but not so good for those who expect bitterness in IPAs. Itís drinkable and the tag at the store said it was 6.2% ABV. Iíll drink but certainly wonít recommend it to hop-heads. Metallic aftertaste.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
16oz can from Keg Liquors in New Albany, IN. Pours a lightly hazed, copper-gold colored body with a big, two finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is wet grainy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness and some metallic, skunky, grapefruit grass and florals. Flavor is pretty awful. Metallic, skunky, corny hops with a stale grapefruit and a wet, grainy malt sweetness. Finishes with a metallic floral citrus and a wrenching hop character. An aftertaste that canít come soon enough following a medium-light body and a fizzy carbonation. Overall, an absolutely awful IPA and an immediate drain poor. Cream corn mixed with metallic grapefruits.
pellegjr (390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can, pours cloudy amber w/ lumpy off-white head, stale metallic aroma, caramel sweet up front with a nasty metallic finish, thin-bodied, not good
rondphoto (1244) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy bright golden amber with a good 1/2" head, dotted lace. Clean caramel leads the way, quickly shared by a solid floral hoppiness midpoint, giving way again to caramel at the finish. Well-balanced - surprisingly good. Not sure it really is an IPA (due to the somewhat mild hop character), but if it drinks well, who cares? Recommended
ContemplateBeer (1340) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Rerate: Aroma of pepper, orange rind and crackery, slight caramel malt. Appearance is copper with ivory, sticky head. Flavor matches the nose; quite peppery and exceedingly dry; but with just enough malt sweetness and citrus juiciness to cut through. The palate is medium, creamy and lively. An acerbic, old world IPA.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at the Elevator tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/13/12. Clear amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and grain. Not much hop. Flavor of grainy malt and a bit of grassy hop.
DrSilverworm (3993) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fries Cafe. Cool darker red color, for an IPA. Nice white head. Good lace. Pleasant, kind of malty hoppy taste with a good aftertaste. Nice tropical citrus fruitiness.. But not enough. Kind of a light aroma. Lighter, soft carbonation, dry texture. Mostly sweet, light bitter taste. Decent IPA, fruity, and on the malty side. Friends had a few tastes... Annie thought it had an "oaky-blood aftertaste". Alicia said it was "pleasant, but not impressive".
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can courtesy of shrubber85. Deep, hazy amber with fluffy, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of skunky hops and caramel corn. Flavor is more put together. Citrus and mild grapefruit hopping. A hint of the sweet caramel backbone malt. While the hop flavor is a bit scaled back, it is decent. A residual citrus hop bitterness. Could use a fresh dose of dry hops.