Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from jtortorice, thanks Josh! Pours a cloudy, somewhat particulate filled, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty nice lacing throughout. Aroma is a decent amount of bitter, almost sharp citrus pines. Grapefruits, lemons, and oranges mostly. Some medium sweet caramels that are a bit grainy with a hint of sugar. Flavor is similar, but a nice balancing caramel backing stands out more than the aroma. Still lots of bitter citrus rinds with a bit of a piney astringency to the hops. Some floral sweetness towards the back-end before this finishes malty smooth, but dries nicely thanks to a moderate bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and soft, moderate carbonation. Nice feeling beer. Overall, a solid IPA. Well hopped and fairly bitter, but nicely balanced and enjoyable. This was nice.
MeadMe (1300) - Riverview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a nice amber with a solid off white head. Wonderful retention and some nice lace.
S: Aromas of nice candy malts, bitter citrus, and a touch of pine.
T: Fairly hop forward, bitter grapefruit and dank grassy notes. Nice underlying sweetness to round things out, much better than people are giving it credit for.
M: Wonderful carbonation, smooth, with a nice hoppy bite.
Boutip (4661) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a a hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light hoppy citrus notes with bitter notes and some good caramel malt. Taste is also dominated by good citrus notes that are well balanced by plain bitter hoppy notes with a solid malt backbone that is well balanced and not too sweet. Nothing earth shattering but well brewed for the style.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, i think, from someone. poured goldish with a white head. aroma was fruity, melon, and mild pine. flavor was pine, caramel, grain, and perfume. body was medium with low carbonation.
trevman7 (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of bottle. Nice aroma. Very hoppy. Tangy.crisp finish. Lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Good ipa
mmmbeer (1239) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent darkened copper color with a very slight brown undertone, low carbonation, Texas size one finger plus white pillowy head formed, laced through the drinking, and laced nicely. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, and lemon. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt has just a touch of caramel to it- which is nice, hops come in the middle nicely, finish is acidic, somewhat lingering, and slightly drying. With what I like to call the beer arms race here in Austin alone (8 breweries and brewpubs, plus those in nearby towns, and counting!), I hope this brew puts them back on the map since it’s very easy to get lost among the crowd here. Good job folks!
baraciisch (1798) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma is citrus hops, slightly soapy... Flavor is soap mixed with citrus hops bitterness throughout... Not terribly malty, fairly dry considering it’s not a west coast ipa... Not very good... Better than the amber, but still don’t like this brewery
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a decent cheddar orange with an aroma of, I kid you not, peachy body odor. Mind you, in 9.9 out of 10 times this would be disgusting but this is that rare instance where it’s easily overlooked but noted. Flavor is a nice, subtle mix of grapefruit, orange peel, and lemony pine. Average mouthfeel. With a bit of tweeking, this could be a very fine IPA.
AmEricanbrew (5788) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color/ off white head. Spicy hop, dry malt aromas. light to medium bodied. Mild floral, spicy hop flavors with dusty pale malts, good.
degbert (1099) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Nose is floral and pleasantly so -- it comes off very English style. Pours a slightly hazy gold with some head. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but still much more an English-style IPA than an American grapefruit bomb. Carbonation is subtle, gentle, and appropriate for the style. Good beer.