Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with some floaters and a 2 finger billowy off-white head. The nose is malt and soapy hops. The taste is malt and some sour fruity hops, cherry-like flavor with a bitter resin finish. Medium bodied. Not too terribly bad sans for that distracting taste in the middle.
mar (4826) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber pour with a cream frothy head. nose is citrus and caramel. little thin on the palate with a slight hop bitterness in the end.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold brown with a nice one finger head. Excellent aroma of citrus hops, caramel, honey. Flavor was disappointing, light hops but mainly roasted malts and soap.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resin, spicy, peppery. Tastes of caramrl, resin, spicy. Decent.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a tan head fading over a hazed amber body. Aroma is straight high alpha American hop pellets (can’t remember at this point of the night if it is Centennial or Warrior, but I have smelled these pellets before). Caramel backing. Taste doesn’t have much bittering hop, but a decent amount of late boil hops. Seems very home-brew like...All extract IPA nearly. Light bubbles. The first "drinkable" Indian Wells beer that I have had.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, not much hop presence. Flavor of caramel malt, faint hop flavor, faint bitter in the back. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, nothing impressive my any means, but very drinkable...doesn’t strike me as an IPA, seems like a decent pale ale....
lb4lb (2531) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a short lived offwhite head. Smell is a bit malty with some cinnamon, clove and spicy, earthy hops. Unusual for an IPA. Taste is smooth and malty with a lightly spiced flavor of clove with light bitterness. Definitely a mild IPA, and one with a very uncharacteristic hop flavor. Not my favorite, but still drinkable. Kind of a stale flavor in the finish. Medium to thin body with normal carbonation.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, golden color with strong white foam, light hoppy malted nose, grapefruit, sugar cookie flavor, highly metallic lasting bitterness
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Watery pour, ok smell. Dry taste with a light hop taste. Some sweet notes in it, a bit bland yet interesting and quite drinkable.
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates at a normal rate. There is some nice lacing.
I smell more malts than hops, not what I expect for an IPA, the hops I do smell are grassy.
Light caramel malts to start then there is a small burst of bit of grapefruit bitterness which fades pretty quickly
Light to medium bodied beer. Soft carbonation.
Easy drinking IPA that feels more like a pale ale.