guzzler67 (1537) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, bright amber appearance with a small white head and good lacing. Earthy, herbal hop aroma. Caramel malt sweetness obscures the subtle hop characteristics, especially in the aftertaste. Maybe more in line with an APA. Although it will not overwhelm you, it is a decent selection if you are on a budget.
JamesCory (54) - Wheeling, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pint on tap at Player’s, Prospect Heights, IL.
Ar: very light on hops. Very mild. Not at all what I’d define as an IPA
Ap: golden brown in color. Small head that sticks around.
T: Almost a little sweet. Completely out of style.
P: Nice carbonation. Makes this mediocre beer sessionable.
O: meh. Not an Ipa. I wanted something hoppy.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very average ipa. Had this on tap, nice initial flavor but finish was very weak. Thin palate and watery feel.. I’d pittas on this one.
freekyp (1551) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was excited to see a new brew at my local grocery story. Unfortunately, this one is wholly underwhelming. Pours a crystal clear golden with a small but resilient white head. Soft small bubbled carbonation. Aroma shown some west coast hops, but they are muted and not bright. Medium bodied, there is is a nice light caramel malt in there,but there is far too little of it. Hop bitterness is fairly low for an IPA. Ends with a sloppy minty fade.
PorterPounder (5830) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wilmington Island, Ga - Kroger Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, thin white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, faint metallic industrial aromas. Flavor is standard budget IPA, some nuttiness, a bit of hard candy sweetness. some breadiness, a faint trace of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Not writing home about this one.
Onionkid (370) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Taste is metallic, has a bit of a hoppy bite but overall it’s watery and pretty awful. Has a hoppy finish, but ever so slightly. Mediocre beer. How the hell does no one know what the abv for this is? Like, do these guys get the primary point of drinking? Ridiculous.
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on draft at Flipdaddy’s. Clear yellow orange color. Good thin off-white head. Good lace. Flavor is pretty mild for an IPA. More like a moderately hoppy pale ale, with a weak malt back bone. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Decent bitterness. OK, but weak for an IPA
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma of very light citrus and floral hops with a hint of caramel. Taste is lightly bitter. Pine and citrus with a little caramel on the end. Light bodied with a slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. Nothing to write home about but a great intro to craft and especially the IPA style.
Aurelius (4506) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very lightly sweet, slightly hoppy aroma. Bright, clear golden ale with a short beady head. Standard (twistoff) US longneck, bad label, good logo cap. More of an APA. A little unpleasant lemon pith flavor, but generally decent - mild but noticable hopping, moderately sweet, gel flavors. Medium body, a little astringent. Don’t go out of your way for this one, but don’t hesitate to take one out of your buddy’s tailgate cooler either. Publix, Thomasville & I-10, singles only apparently.
joshmcg000 (344) - Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is piney hops. Pretty light body, piney hops, caramel malts, little bit of spiceyness and a bit of skunkyness (may be old). Slightly below average IPA.