trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel color on the pour...a tad darker than most IPAs I’ve been chugging these days. Uniform head. Citrus aromas but nothing too aggressive. Not a hop-bomb but a very drinkable IPA with a slightly malty flavor and smooth finish. This is one that Indeed needs to remove from the seasonal list. One of the Twin Cities best new breweries does it again.
sudomorph (517) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz can. Canned 4/4/14. Pours a nice caramel with a fluffy, off white head that laces well. A swirl of sediment was poured from the bottom of the can. Aroma is slightly sweet with nice notes of pine, resin, tropical fruits, citrus, and a slight bread. Taste is interesting and slightly on the bitter side. Floral with tropical fruits, pine, caramel, resin, toasted bread, slightly spicy and a bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall pretty tasty. Big bitter but not overblown. Pine, floral, bread, caramel, tropical fruits, and a dry finish.
greenclansman (743) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber color, nice carbonation.
aromas of hops, malt, caramel.
very thick and mouthful, strong hoppiness with a long dry bitterness.
very malty for my IPA standards, but enjoyable,
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can purchased as a part of a mix a six at France 44 Wine & Spirits in Edina, Minnesota. Canned 04/22 printed on the bottom of the can. The pour is a clear golden copper ruby with a one inch light tan rocky head. The aroma is resin pineapple, grain, and a caramel sweetness. The taste is resin, pineapple citrus, husky fruit grain and dry floral hop. The malt character is darker toast. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and resin, slight bitter, finish. Solid IPA.
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
26/IV/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ ZBF 2014 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2014-413) Thanks to Mathieu87 for sharing the can!
Clear amber beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable. Aroma: sweaty feet, cheese, little sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit fruity, caramel, sourish touch, bitter, bit of English feel to it, cheesy touch, soft fruity notes. Aftertaste: bitter hops, some citrus, grains, fruity, grapefruit, cheesy again. Not bad.
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Indeed, I was surprised I have not had this. Brown color. Lacing head. Lots of pine and resin in the aroma as well as some flowers, even a little perfume. Very dry and bitter. Herbal.
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CAN at Zythos beer festival. Shared by Mathieu87. THX!
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: amazing hops, fruity, balanced.
TASTE: amazing hops again, fruity, balanced, high in carbo. NICE!
tectactoe (1533) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Can: Thanks, Corey. Surprisingly dark for an IPA, deep caramel with lots of ruby when held to the light. Huge, foamy ecru head that lasts forever. Hops in the aroma have a big grassy, herbal, & spicy earth character with just hints of sweet, sugar coated fruits to back them up. Notable malty nose, too, with toast & a little bit of candied toffee. The palate shows more pine, perhaps a little dankness, but still has a large, grassy overtone. White pepper mixed with lightly sugary grapefruit peel, spicy herbaceous ash up front leading into a mid-palate malty sweetness, caramel crusted toast & burnt bread. Hint of green onion? Definitely a complex little fellow. I prefer IPAs drier & less malt heavy, but this was still pretty good.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz can from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear orange dark brown colored brew with a thick off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing and a thick film top. Aroma of citrus and heavy caramel malt, a touch of burnt sugar and white pine. Taste is full bodied, average carbonation with flavors of roared caramel malt, multi hop profiles ranging from tropical to citrus to floral. Finish has a little burnt caramel malt profile with plenty of pine, citrus and grassy hops. One of the more grain profile IPA.
ST247 (365) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ZBF. Thanks to Mathieu87. Pours yellow/amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy and spicy. Bitter finish.