kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark gold, fine beige head, heavy lace,
light citrus hop aroma with faint sweet malt,
sweet ctystal malt flavor enhanced by some sweet butterscotch, lots of citrus hops, light biter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 On tap at the brew pub. Poured a clear and medium golden color (no where near the copper color as mentioned in the description) with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of oranges with some flowers. Tastes of oranges and very light grapefruit. Very lightly bitter with a very light honey sweetness.
Re-rate on 2/18/07. This one poured darker than the 1st rate I did - a medium and clear amber color. Still getting the citric oranges. Medium sweet with a very light bitterness (not your american style IPA hop bomb).
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable, cascade hops, floral and grapefuit aroma. Creamy smooth with significant grapefruit notes, bitter hop aftertaste. Medium bodied, I can stay with this all night.
shrubber85 (7379) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brewery. Sweet orange/pinapple aroma - minimal hops. Medium amber color with small head. Slightly sweet orange-pineapple hops flavor. A mild easy drinking beer but probably closer to an APA - probaly wouldn’t please an IPA lover.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
after a couple of weeks on the west coast it was a bit of a shock to taste what passes for an ipa in these parts. pretty light in flavour. some light lychee in aroma and a little extra kick but nothing else to separate it from a blond ale
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This presented with a soapy nose. It's an amber beer, but cloudy. I detected way too much yeast here and only minor hopping. Sharp bitter finish. Subpar.
TomDecapolis (4443) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of various citrus, pine, orange, caramel. Flavors of the same. Nice touch of hop bitterness with malty sweetness to balance. Slightly thin.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewpub. Clear gold with a white head. Mildly amount of citrusy hops in the aroma with some caramel underneath. The flavor had a mild but stiff citrus note that grew into a moderate bitterness. The finish was fairly dry and not very refreshing. It was almost a tongue scraper from the bitterness.
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops, of course, with a vaguely plastic aroma, a titch of orange, and a sweet honey-like quality, though I don't know that everyone who takes a whiff will agree. Slightly oily consistency, sweet, syrupy, a zing of bitterness, and moderately lively carbonation, along with a bite of alcohol. An adequate concoction but a bit unfortunately unattractive in spots. Golden yellow color.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 I finished up a long work day on foot. What do you know, Independence was 30 feet from my last site. I thought I’d pop in for my second visit and order an IPA. Pours amber orange with a pillowy white head. The place is dark, so I’ll give it a 4 for benefit of a doubt. The aroma is very citrusy, and smells like its going to be good. Then I take a sip, and it’s downhill from there. Lots of citrus in the flavor, and dominates what malt flavors are there. Slight watery mouthfeel. Weak bitter finish has distracting off flavors that I can’ t pinpoint. I remember this being better a year ago. Then again, maybe my palate has changed. Well, I did not stay for another. This was NOT WORTH $4 for a 12oz pour.