AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Brook-Falls Discount. Pours an orangey-pink grapefruit with a white head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma has fruit and some breadiness. Taste is of some fruit, some sweet sugar and some off flavor malts. Sweetish without any real ipa-ness to it. A malty saison? Not sure what they were doing here. It was not a pourer, but it really had nothing redeeming about it either.
JeffStone (10) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A strong example of the false belief that lots of hops is always better. Not all hops are created equal.
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Ahuth (104) - - AUG 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy brown. Nice thick head.. Has a nutty malty taste. After a couple drinks grassy piney pops out. Below average IPA
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, & some floral; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, and citrus (notably orange); No real bitterness; Overall, kinda of weird - ok.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden-orange with a light white head. Bubblegum, very sweet nose. Hint of grapefruit and citrus. Touch of resin. Bitter initially, heavy malt sweetness in the middle and a dry bitter, medium long finish. Relatively clean palate, medium to light body, not a ton of carbonation. Fine, unremarkable IPA.
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TattooJack (358) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
If this is the future of cerebral drinking experiences maybe my policy of drinking and not thinking has been correct all along. Iím seriously doubting the claim of "years of research" that is on the bottle, or maybe instead of research you could use trial and error. Iím going to finish the six cause its 7.1% and that I paid 10 bucks for it, but Iím not going to like it. This may inspire to be more cerebral in my selection in beers I donít know, from now on if I see anything related to science on the label Iíll use kinesia to walk on by.
Bosco (265) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy apricot/orange with minimal head and a relentless carbonation release.
Tastes sweet almost spicy, flavored.
Never had an "IPA" quote like this before.
Ot a big fan.
$9.99/multi six pack at Binnyís Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park, IL
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Right. This is an IPA. The 6-packís cardboard carrier claims that "the outcome is a refreshing, flavorful, and thought-provoking drinking experience." Okay. Whatís thought-provoking is, what is this all about? It looks just fine, golden bodied with a tall creamy head and thick lacing. The aroma isnít too bad, if mild, some citrus, some floral, an underlying sweetness. The flavor, though, is lacking substance beyond a pale malty sweetness; merely a suggestion of hops appears. There is a very mild bitterness to the finish (55 IBUs?), but that fades quickly. The sturdy alcohol content (7.1% ABV) remains well hidden, but if youíre looking for an IPA, keep looking.
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange, medium creamy white head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is caramel, grain, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, honey, shrubs, lots of pine, bitter lingering metallic finish. Medium body. Meh.
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks to Andy as part of Secret Krampus. Hazed dark orange pour with a white head. Smells sour, briney, and of green apples. Big time celery, lemon juice, and paper. What the h? Flavor is gross. Tons of green apple, celery, and olive skins. Brine, lemon juice, and tons of caramel malt. This is crap.