jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Blind Pig–on tap-thin white-yellow/gold. A-biscuity, diacytl. T-herbal/perfumy hop, bisuity-lt/med malt.
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light transparent orange. Juicy citrus, just a bit of a hop bite. Something like a really, really weak version of the DFH Olde School, with a bit more corn. Finishes dry -- not bad at all.
LetsGoState (668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a pretty sweet and piney hop. Taste is a little sweet for an IPA, but very drinkable. Overall not much of an IPA, but not bad.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Single bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Golden hued with a lasting fizzy head and good lacework. The aroma has notes of biscuity and caramel malts with grapefruity and piney Cascade hops, touch of pepper and DMS. The taste is lightly hoppy but you can get the Cascade character with moderate malt backbone and some spicy notes. Light sulfury notes do detract some. The mouth feel is meh, just sort of there. It is what it is, a generic paint by number IPA. Quaffable enough for easy enjoyment.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pure liquid gold with a small white head mostly dissipating. Nose is equal parts malt and hops. Very creamy on the palate, this beer has a well balanced flavor of medium roasted malts and Cascade hops that is not overly bitter or hoppy, especially for an IPA. A good companion to deli sandwiches or with nuts.
mjg74 (2802) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Ralph’s. Sweet lightly hopped nose with a bit of graininess. Fairly clean, but tastes more like a pale lager with some extra hops than an IPA. Easy to drink, but fairly boring.
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light copper with small, dissipating head and touch of lacing. Nose isn’t overly enticing with suppressed floral notes. Active carbonation, which dominates the mouthfeel. Not very hoppy for an IPA and not much bitterness. Medicinal finish. Pedestrian, at best.
SSSteve (3934) - - JAN 3, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. clear gold with a fluffy white head. faint stale hop nose with jelly. sharp carbonation and light palate. intensely bitter with astringency instead of floral, fruity, or citrus. sharply carbed palate and light malt backbone give it an almost pale lager mouthfeel.
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light floral fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and light bread with some floral fruitiness, light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some floral fruitiness with light citrus - piney hoppyness. IPA with floral fruitiness and light bread. OK - could be drier and have less (floral) fruitiness.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange, high carbonation, small head. Aroma and flavor very weak for an IPA. Subtle floral notes. Very light finish with almost no bitterness. Not a horrible beer, it just does not live up to what an IPA should be.