argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz body. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, pine, light grass. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light bread, lemon. Light-medium body, light resin.
terefere (256) - Durham, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden, average head. Aroma bread, citrus, pear. Taste: lemony, malt. Feels quite dry.
Itzjerm (1543) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sorry guys this is more like a hop heads nod. Nice orange grapefruit rind flavors. Some citrus on the tongue. In general seems citrus sour. I wouldn’t call it west coast or even my kind of IPA. Thin head.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber orange with one finger head. caramel malt with big citrus flavor. hops are present, but not very bitter. interesting take on an IPA.
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale to medium amber with nice off-white head. Mild, slightly citrusy, hop aroma with some malt intermingled. Pleasant opening. Light, slightly fruity and tart resolving into nice balance of piney hop and rich malt. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter, certainly not overwhelming in bitterness. The bitterness lingers for a bit. Nice mouthfeel, not too heavy or light. Moderate carbonation, which suits it. Overall, quite a tasty, not-too-in-your-face IPA with good balance between malt and hops. First time drinking a beer from this brewery, and I’m certainly pleased.
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Bruisin’ Ales, 1/12/15
Aroma: The nose is lightly resiny, with some floral hops, sweet caramel, and a toasty malts
Appearance: A mostly clear orange color with a thick, frothy off-white/beige head and sticky lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly malty/sweet, decent bitterness as well, but definitely sweet for the style
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty sticky mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish
I thought this was an alright, rather sweet IPA. Congrats to The Ohio State University, winning so convincingly as the 4th team in with a 3rd string QB in the 2nd round of the 1st college football playoff. Wow. As for the beer... This is decent, but I can’t really give it a higher compliment than that.
SudsMcDuff (6448) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
so i walk in to this building. i get a glass of gold amber liquid. has bubbles and a good foam topper. i look around. i stare at the attractive alternative bartender. sip. sip. gulp. nice balanced bitterness. a bit floral. toasty. resin. i finish my glass and high five the bartender. the dj too. i get my fedora from the hat rack and run to catch my bus. fin.
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at hi-wire brewey. Very dark orange with a ton of frothy head. Huge citrus grapefruit and hoppy taste. Wicked bitter ending. Good brew
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Amber pour with a frothy white head and sheets of lace. Grapefruit, white peach and tangerine hop aromas with subtle bready and caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar throughout with lengthy bitterness on the end. No sweetness coming through and well balanced. Solid stuff.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. (Bruisin Ales) Asheville, NC.
Cloudy amber colour with a small offf-white head.
Citrusy hoppy aroma with mild bitterness and sweet maltiness.
The flavour is strong hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit and resin. A bit harsh. Sweet maltiness. A bit unbalanced.