mar (5247) - 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 (1388) - 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 (6355) - 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 (7917) - 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 (2875) - 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 (2587) - 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 (6504) - 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 (4305) - Arlington, 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.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an IPA originating west of here, seem far easier to classify as a pale ale. I know this is territory covered in conversation with a good old friend of mine, but find it true with this. Not bad, but does make me wonder if the amnesia represents not really being able to recall the specifics of the beer later as it is somewhat nondescript. No, it is NOT bad, Enjoyable even, but not hugely or in a way that will make me yern for more.