esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Masquerading as craft beer on tap at 8th Street Ale House. Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and floral hops. Taste is earthy and grainy with caramel and mild bitterness. Kinda ho-hum.
dmac (4834) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Park East. How do the beers keep getting worse here?? Poured a good looking super clear copper with rising effervescence and a smaller mostly white slightly foamy head. Aroma is metallic, wet bread, some off citrus notes. Medium bodied with stronger astringent carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is just as bad as the body, really nothing going on other then some cereal grains and perhaps a touch of citrus rind that sat in rust briefly. This is not a good IPA.
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I give this a solid 3. Itís by no means an IPA. Donít even begin to think it is. However, I canít go as far as to say it tastes bad either. Heck I paid $1 a bottle for this stuff. Its certainly entirely inoffensive. It tastes more like a lager than an ale really. Really big grainy bread flavor up front with a light hop flavor on the back end. Iíd choose this over just about anything in my local grocery stores limited selection. If youíre drinking on a budget you could be doing a heck of a lot worse. Thatís for sure.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear gold with a thin, white head that quickly fades. Aroma is subtly foral. Only slightly effervescent -- but not flat -- mouthfeel. Subtle, balanced taste -- not overly hoppy as the style might suggest. A little weak for an IPA, but not bad overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
smaynard6000 (814) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a coppery color with weak white head. Citrusy hop aroma along with a bit of caramel malt. Spicy hop flavor balanced by some malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Average.
AmEricanbrew (6427) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant dark gold cold with ivory head . Faint pine, floral, vegetal hop aromas. Mildly hoppy, lightly bitter pine, floral flavors on a grainy pale malt base brew--better than no ipa
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Apricot pour with a thin head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine; typical IPA but a little softer. Nowhere near enough bite for an IPA. Thin. Flavors of malt, a little citrus and earthiness.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ruby Tuesday. Decent hop aroma, no one type stands out though I imagine itís Cascade. Not overly hoppy or sweet. Mild caramel and a bit of pale malt. Dull amber-orange clear with thin foamy off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Carbonic gaseousness and acidity with dry hoppy character. Not overly anything, though not a bad tap IPA. Satisfying but not memorable.
SHIG (4011) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a copper with white head. Aroma is metallic hops and grain. Taste was hops, grain, pinch of malt, and finish was metal.
toczik (37) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is mild so its the taste. No real kick to it. Although the label reads brewed with cascade hops from the 44th latitude, hops are but the last taste in your palate.