Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not quite the hop character I was looking for from a cali brewer. More earthly that grapefruit. Solid brew
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Dank, grassy, floral, pale malt aromas. medium bodied. Floral, spicy hop flavors with a lightly sweet cracker malt base, nicely bitter finish--good
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent white head. Light springy hops. Can definitely sense the Columbus hops. Light, tangy hoppy taste. Goes down real well. Light, dry finish with a little tart zing.
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color in the glass. There is a mild aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is good with earth tones of grass but not too overpowering. There is a little citrus in the taste but not too much. Was expecting more.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big white head, nice lacing hazy golden amber, no real retention... lightly pine aroma w mild citrus and a decent amount of malt in behind... bitter with distinct pine flavors followed by a fair amount of malt sweetness... medium bodied, dry finish...
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a nice radiant amber/burnt orange; with a somewhat milky looking off white head. Aroma was darn good; haven’t smelled an IPA with this good of aroma in a while. Juicy fruit notes, mingled with pine, earth and grapefruit. Flavor was a few pegs down, but still quality. Earthy with some fruity notes; quite aggressive in the hopping and a touch of alcohol. Hint of a light sweetness. Great aroma, good beer.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cavery for this one in trade. Cheers, Chris! Pours orange-amber with an oily white head. Nose is malt, and earthy, citrusy, and lemony hops. Interesting hop to pick for this project, but they have seem to have faded a little bit here. Flavor has noticeable malt followed by citrusy hops with hints of lemon, spice, and earth. Medium in body and slightly oxidized from what it could be. Light to medium in body with lingering earthy hops.
Satchboogie (5) - Lakes Region, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2011 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A:Ended up pouring a massive 4 finger off-white head, moderately tight bubbles. Good retention, decent lacing. Light copper, slightly hazy.
S: Grapefruit, citrus, a little astringency, pine, good bit of caramel
T: More caramel than I’d like, light bite of grapefruit and pine. A little dank and herbal. A bit of astringency and noticeable alcohol esters. Finishes with a bit of residual sweetness and a little lingering bitterness.
M: Medium body, fairly smooth and a little resinous. Not a crisp finish, carbonation dies middle mouth.
O: Not a bad IPA, middle of the road without any unpleasant astringency/esters. A little too sweet for my taste with a less than stellar mouthfeel.
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts off with a strong hop aroma and hazy amber body with slightly off-white head. Looks like they need to use a little Irish moss or something because even with a careful pour there were a lot of "floaters". This didn’t affect the taste which was a strong green, piney, citrus bitterness well balanced by sweet caramel malt. Nice juicy bitter finish with a little wood and toast. I’d like to try this on tap to get a clean pour to compare to the bottle. Really nice IPA from a new SoCal brewery!