DuffMan (6968) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. How can an unshaken can get a gusher? This one was-- yikes! Deep golden, massively gassy head. Plastic phenols taint the nose and palate, with underlying bread dough and straw. Terrible. Drain pour.
Patrickctenchi (3942) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can: 5.8%, 60 IBU
Hazy amber with a short beige head.
Bready, toast, doughy scent.
Malt, sweet caramel, breadheel...
queenholly (3006) - 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 (970) - Vermont, 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 (2174) - 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) - Woodridge, 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 (395) - 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 (2177) - 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 (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 (Update 03/12/2014) After having a few more English beers, I was pleased to get this one again as a gift from my mother-in-law. Aroma: Really smells quite a bit like an English IPA/Pale Ale; has that woody, slightly lemony hop presence that also comes off as a bit floral at times; caramel malts are semi sweet and a little lean. Appearance: Poured a slightly tinted royal gold with a foamy white head that almost entirely dissipated. Flavor: Caramel malts are more present up front with some fairly woody hops in balance; the malts drop off more in the finish, leaving a floral/lemony dryness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: An English IPA from SE Indiana; itís not the kind of beer that will get a lot of love here, but itís worth trying if you enjoy more traditional English ales.
___________________________________________ 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 (4983) - 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.