Johnsense (922) - - JAN 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Enjoyed (debateable) in the US after Christmas. Poured hazy amber with 2 fingers of head. Not much aroma - some malt and the faintest bit of hops. Taste was watery, earthy, some crystal malt, a slight bit more hops than an Alex Keiths. Went down like water but why would I want another? Ponder this - likely the best beer from this brewer.
mjg74 (2680) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly light in color on pouring. Somewhat hopped nose with a bit of sweetness. Dry and somewhat earthy tasting. The hop character is there but it is extremely dry and subdued. A bit of a mineral tinge. Not too bad.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2008 Total Score: 2.7
Bottle from Whole Foods. Deep amber in color on the pour. Really earthy/mineral aroma. Dry and peppery. Somewhat hoppy, but this beer seems to be dominated by sweet maltiness and a sort of mineral taste. Very funky tasting.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What a light flavored IPA, I don’t mind it mild, but besides the lack of hops, its just a watery beer, the alcohol is well hidden, some sweet fruit flavor, but very lacking..weird brew!! drinkable, but strange..
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle.. another IW gem thanks to Chris... this is as bad as the rest, don’t even bother drinking this crap, scum water ipa, gross
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy and brown with an off-white head. Pine aroma, but not strong. Taste is more pine with bits of dark fruit. A good IPA that’s as advertised - not overly hopped.
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper without much of a head. Aroma is very weak, a bit of sweet malt and bittering hops. Taste is pretty much the same, weak malts and mild bitterness in water. I’d rather not have another.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods La Jolla. Pours mostly clear burnished copper amber color, with little to no head, just a ring of bubbles that leaves occasional spots of lace. Definitely a classic style IPA, with aroma of toasty and biscuity malts, hints of nuttiness, light florals, mild citrus and bitter herbs in the hop profile. In the flavor, the malts start a little more fruity, but still with some toastiness, hops quickly come on strong and are very herby, a bit grassy with a slight dusty fir character, leading to a drying, bitter pine sawdust finish and lingering aftertaste. Palate is light bodied, with a pleasantly gentle prickliness from the carbonation. Not at all my preferred style of IPA nor hop varieties.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased in NV: Tenuous texture and carbonation. Flavor is a little thin and weak as well. Some hints of caramel and sugar water. Not necessarily bad flavors, they’re just too light and unexciting. Mild bitterness. Aromas lack depth and charisma. Ironically, this one’s easy to forget.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a hazy amber color with a 1/3 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pine and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and light hops. Has a slight astringent finish. Light to medium body. A so-so IPA.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Copper pour. nail polish, old hops, corn, plastic. Flavor is very bitter and in a chemical kind of way. Where are the hops? This is terrible.