Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up at Keg and Barrel 15th street in Plano, TX. 12oz bottle pours up deep gold with a touch of haze to go along with copper hues and weak loose off white head. The aroma has a disjointed mix of caramel, maltiness and sharply bitter smelling grapefruit. The taste is similar starting with a brief nearly tasteless sweet note that gets clobbered by carbonation enhanced sharp to tart to nearly sour citrus bitter notes. It sort of stays citrus tart and almost sour into the finish.
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz bottle Marcello’s Lafayette, LA - Aroma - toasted, biscuit (malt); Flavor - sweet, salty, bready, toasted, biscuit (malt), finishes dry; Appearance: hazy golden to orange color with white head; Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation; Overall: not a balance of hop and malt IPA beer with no presence of hops. However, a nice malty taste beer. I don’t think the lack of hop aroma and flavor is due to an old bottle. I would be amazed if hops could drop out this much.
Fratto (2649) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice hoppy smell, but not really in the taste. Flavor is almost sweet, but not really. Interesting, but not one I’d buy again.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a cloudy copper with no head. Aroma is sweet, sugary malt. Flavor is sweet with barely a hop note. Flat too. Drainpour.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was an IPA??? Sugar sweet candy aroma. Appearance was murky and somewhat brown. Flavor was soapy and watery. The only way you could tell this was a beer was the sweet corn malt and decent bittering to it. Poor attempt of an IPA to me.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, nuts, toasted grain, grass, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops (grass, floral).
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber with a fleeting head. Mild grassy hop aroma. Medium body. Earthy tea leaf hop flavors on a caramel malt base brew. Not too bad.
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellowish brown in appearance, moderate head. Slightly malty, flowery aroma. Not very hoppy at all for an IPA, but it can be slightly tasted. The alcohol content is well masked and it’s just perfectly carbonated. If you’re a hophead, this isn’t the IPA for you. That being said, I’m not, and I think it’s delicious.
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium tan-brown .. . low head but some there .. . aroma of summer pine and sea water.. . wow, a pretty salty beer with light muddled pine and seaweed .. sea water brew .. . spots of lacing .. . goes down the throat without a thought.. . an easy drinking brew but has no real enjoyable flavours or complexity .. . but a poundable brew at best, the abv is not detected .. . tonight will be genral tso and rice with west brom, middlesboro, and newcastle for championship dessert! 5-24-09 7:45pm
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a small off-white head. Nose is floral and yeasty. Taste is a little less hoppy than the typical American IPA. The malts show through the hops clearly. Alcohol is also subtly apparent. There’s a sourness in the taste that I’m not sure what is causing that taste component and a slight astringency. Mildly hoppy finish with some lingering sourness.