J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has the foamiest, most billowing head I think Iíve ever seen and it doesnít go away! What little beer you can see under the head is a hazy pale yellow. Thereís some grassy, herbal notes in the aroma, but I think itís somewhat hampered by the thick foam sitting on top. The bitterness definitely comes out once you get some of the liquid out and itís dry hay and grass followed by a white pepper spicy bite. At first, it all seemed a bit too spicy and dry, but as it goes along your tongue adapts and it develops into a really nice pleasing bitterness. Pine and pith emerge but the dry hay and spice never go away. A bit of sweet cracker malt comes out from under this assault but just barely enough to keep the rye spice and hop bitterness from spinning out of control. Finishes with a lasting, devastating dryness on the tongue and rye spice swirling around and around. This is a tough beer to love at first, but after you give it a chance, you crave the next sip.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a very over zealous amount of fizzy white head. The pop upon opening suggests that there may be an issue here. The aroma smells Ok for the most part, though there may be a touch of a brett-like quality to it. Light citrusy hoppiness and a touch of rye. The flavor is showing the early stages of infection, though itís not offensive, it actually works fairly well with the spicy rye and hoppiness. A light lingering hoppiness. Lighter bodied and very fizzy. Not terrible, but Iím not so sure that this is what it was intended to be.
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was probably the most solid beer in my flight, not the most exciting, but the most solid. Clean appearance, clean aroma and lots of drinkability.
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of fruit juice, almost hi c, with some grapefruit. Quite malty, some sweet caramel, some grapefruit, but not all that tasty
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. ild fruity hops, lower bitterness for the style, and faint sweet malty notes. Mild and balanced. Fine, I guess, but not a very exciting IPA.
nearbeer (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. pours clear amber-golden with a humongous sponge of foam. Nose is at first infection but later notes of resin, spicy flower pollen, honey and toast. Tastes of early infection with wild yeast-mottled berry and then some notes of honey, resin, mint and toast. Near-medium body has smooth carbonation and a nice balance.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is buttery diacetyl, fruity esters (apple, pear), and light hops (earthy, spicy, citrus). Flavor is slick buttery popcorn diacetyl with honey malt and a sweet finish. The hops cannot cut the diacetyl. Light body and medium carbonation.
Beaver (1647) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper red with a small creamy off white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet sugary caramel malt and perfumey hops with a little butterscotch.
The flavor is lots of butterscotch diacetyl and lots of bitter minty hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, not a very good IPA.
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, pine, grapefruit and floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, grapefruit, pine and a hint of soap with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
onceblind (7307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear rusty amber with a foamy off white head. Nice earthy floral hop aroma with a bit of rye toast and grapefruit zestiness, and a fair dose of pine. Balanced flavor with rye, toast, bitter floral resins, a little kiss of grapefruit, and a earthy spicy rye finish. Meh.