DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark straw with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, tannins, mild fruit. Tastes of hops, mild ale and bitter malt and hop profile, and a pilsy, somewhat watery finish. OK, but not great.
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10/16/12. 12oz bottle from... Wal-Mart! A tick at Wal-Mart for $7 per six-pack? Dr. Owl is on the case! Amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Light aroma with grains, caramel, and light, dingy, earthy hops. Slightly brighter flavor with more dingy, soapy hops, but a touch of citrus as well, on top of light grains and caramel. Eh.
Foxbush (1369) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz from Kroger I love the beer style of an IPA. This is a very timid version of my favorite style. The ale poured a clear gold color with a small head that dissapated. There is a slight bitter taste of the hops but rather underwhelming. I purchased a six pack but many of the APAs I had enjoyed are most robust than this IPA. It needs some work. Try cascade dry hops to add some citrus flavors. Carbonation was average.
Patrickctenchi (4400) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a silky, light tan head.
Scent is faint....caramel, bread, grass.
Taste is primarily grassy hops....very low bitterness.
While the flavour is basically pleasant, it displays absolutely no aggression in it’s hops....
Maybe the most benign IPA ever produced.
rougeau13 (2081) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale, dingy, clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of bready and caramel malt, and some grassy and citrus hops. Malty flavor, lightly sweet, and very lightly bitter. Decent beer, weak IPA.
demitriustown (1104) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice medium hop characteristic, fruity, pine, and some faint roasted toasted malt backing. Appearance is golden with a thin white head that lingers. Taste has got a decent hop characteristic, more of a mild IPA with a subtle malt backing. Palate is medium to low carbonation in the mouth, and an aftertaste of lingering hoppiness. Overall, An Average IPA nothing special, maybe a little below average. Cheers!
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is pine and floral hops. Flavor is juicy hops, a little fruit, caramel malt, and a lightly bitter finish.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a weaker amber color with a very minimal head. Head was gone rather quick. Aroma was mild pines, spruce, and hops. Flavor was some grapefruit, grass and citrus. Very thin and watery body. Very poor for an ipa.
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - OCT 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber with a finger of white head. Aroma is a light mixteure of hops and yeast. Taste is mostly just bitter. There is a little bit of sweetness but mostly all I get are off-flavors. This beer has a glassy and rubbery feel to it.
drjay44 (2805) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium white head, with some lacing, over a clear, light amber (SRM 8) body......nose is light pine, toffee/caramel hints.....taste is light pine, hints of grapefruit, light toffee/caramel......mouth feel light, carbonation makes a fizzy mouthful. This falls into the Pale, Ale IPA styles, but "easing up on the hoppiness just a hair" pretty much takes it out of the IPA category, because the aromatic hop left with the bitterness. They could have used more Noble hops to cut the bitterness, but leave the aromas. This is a pretty uninteresting beer. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6.