Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of biscuit caramel malt, some roasted nuts and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is medium to full bodied, nice balance of caramel malt and grassy hops, and a touch of fruit. Finish is semi-dry with a biscuit and mild bitterness. Definitely more malt than citrus flavors and a short lived bitterness. Seems to be much tame compared to the Mongoose IPA I tried back in 2007.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2011 Hazy orange, thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit and dull hops. Taste is old hops, plain and watery texture. This bottle is definitely past date.... Got another bottle, I get home and see that there is a ton of sediment in the bottle floating around. Here we go again. Pours hazy orange with the sediment chunks very prevalent. Nice frothy white head with good retention. I would not describe the hops in the aroma as being dull this time, pineapple, fruit, cereal grain, herb. Taste, hey it drank pritty good. Seems a little on the aged side but certainly better. Medium body, lots of fine carbonation. Bitter finish. Still a little lacking though.
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. A very average IPA, which is a bit too fizzy! Short creamy head.
gclauson (3) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
One of the WORST IPA’s i have ever had. I have been buying different IPA’s both Macro and Micro for the past 2 years or so and this might be the worst i have had, i actually poured the last 1.5 of them down the drain! No aroma worth much, good color, ok head, good lacing, HORRID flavor! It was like it was in the bottle for 3 years or something. Not good stuff...
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky amber with a tin white dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grains and a mild off flavor. Taste of citrus and floral hops with caramel to balance it out. Mild bitter finish. Ho-hum.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
waterly and bland IPA that I will not waste time describing any further. Mediocreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-orange and clear with a fizzy white cap. Aroma is this ale’s strength with a nice amount of grapefruit, light floral hops, orange, and pine with a little toffee. Citrus dominates the flavor, mildly resinous with just a hint of earth and wood. Mouth feel is medium, smooth with lively carbonation and an elongated finish. This one went down fast without cause for a break. Very nice IPA.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Light amber color. Lots of fizz. A touch of malt in the nose, short lived pine aroma. Flavor is a bitter and refreshing hop. Overly carbonated. Too much! Finishes with a bit of grapefruit.... and fizz.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter amber with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up caramel and fruity notes surrounded by a mild dose of citrus and piney hoppage.. not bad, but nothing really great there. The flavor found pale and fruity notes at the core with earth, spicy pine, and citrus bitterness around.. finished more bitter over biscuity sweetness. Light-medium bodied with decent balance on the palate.. a very decent drinker, but not at all memorable.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy head, lots of small white bubbles. Unclear medium amber. Grapefruit and orange aroma. Flavour of pomegranate, blood oranges and ripe grapefruit. Pleasant mouth-feel. Bought at QFC Wallingford, Seattle and shared at the Superpower beer session in Tromsø 29.01.09