Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the South Carolina BBQ competition. Didn’t really see the color or detect an aroma because we drank it from the bottle. Taste is slightly peppery caramel. Not much to this one.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, best by 12/31/12. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit, not particularly aromatic. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some pine/grapefruit. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Reading that description, I have to wonder, wtf are they thinking? It’s an IPA -- if they want to ease up on the hoppiness so the caramel sweetness can shine through (which they do with this beer), they should make it an amber.
bhensonb (11250) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear coper with a white head. Light evergreen aroma. Med body or more. Frothy carb. Flavor is mild resin over some light roasted malt. It’s reasonably dry and finishing decently bitter. As good as many craft IPAs. Or maybe I should state so-called craft IPAs.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Henry Weinhard’s IPA
Appearance: clear copper, fine sirty white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with floral and earthy hops and a strong perfume character that’s not completely pleasant,
Flavor: crystal and caramel malt flavor, mostly dry except for a touch of sweetness from the caramel malt, plenty of balancing earthy hops, long lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (10805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. This a good session brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/6/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus, earthy hop and caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness,light citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light orange zest and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt with earthy and minty hops, and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Earthy, herbal, woody, grassy hoppy, biscuity aroma. A bit tangy, lightly fruity, chewy cracker, pale malty, herbal, grassy flavor. Bleh.
hopscotch (9217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, brilliant, amber pour with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Restrained bouquet - tough to figure out - caramel and cereal grains? Full-bodied and harsh with average carbonation. The flavor is all about acrid, acutely bitter hops. Lengthy, violently bitter, astringent finish. This beer’s hop bill was not well-chosen. Almost medicinal. Brewed cleanly, but not pleasant.