mansquito (4116) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spec’s, Houston can: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is grapefruit, some other citrus, resin, a bit of spice. Taste is bitter. Slight sweet fruitiness. Dry finish. Pretty tasty and well-balanced.
ttoadee (973) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish orange pour, thick white head. Grapefruit in the nose. Bitter. Middle is caramel roasted malt and citrusy hops. Finish is bitter, long, and herbal.
gkeh (311) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hay Merchant Houston. Super frothy head, nice grapefruit aroma, as well as other citrus and floral notes. A great IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/30/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Citrus, pine, and floral aroma. Pours a dark, cloudy amber with a nice head that dissipates to a spotty head. Nice lacing. Heavy bitterness, but it doesn’t mask the malt, which comes through on the back end. Perfect carbonation, and a nice sticky mouthfeel. One of my favorite IPA’s!
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
hazy tea colored ale with a etched surface of light caramel foam and noticeable legs. Smells of resin, bitterness, dry biscuit malts, some tea and a little oxidation. Flavor is slightly bitter, mostly crystal, oxidized malts, some over steeped tea. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Not a very good beer.
k0mpsa (1752) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at mad dog, san antonio. Malty and hoppy aroma. Balanced malty body, medium hops. Decent.
sharkweek (110) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with three fingers of white frothy head. This beer has citrus notes in the aroma and taste. The hop bitterness is just right. This is a super solid IPA. Obviously we dont get this in Georgia. My brother brought it up as a Christmas present from our home town of Houston. Keep up the good work Karbach!
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Double dry hopped version: 9 3 8 3 17 Clear amber, white head. Potent aroma of dank, grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter with some fruity and light malty flavors. Medium bodied. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 10/6/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Tap. Clear copper with a nice beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bread and grass. Taste is malty and a little fruity with a mild bitterness. Medium body. Pretty smooth. Not a great ipa but definitely average or better and enjoyable.
ben4321 (4781) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at BRC Gastropub, 12/4/13
Aroma: The nose is full of resiny hop goodness, pine, citrus, and some caramel malts too
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a thick, frothy off-white head
Flavor: Tastes plenty of hoopy as well, not super bitter, but nice bitterness, with mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth, clean feel, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
I thought this was excellent. I’m a fan of the base beer, but the double dry hopping may have made it even better, particularly in the nose. The aroma is very hoppy and really just wonderful. Nothing bad to say here.
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Location: Draft a couple of times around Houston, June/July 2013
Aroma: The nose is citrus and pine, some grass, caramel, and resin as well
Appearance: It pours an amber-orange color with a frothy head and decent lace
Flavor: Tastes much like the nose, some medium-plus bitterness and some sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it is a little sticky, with a solid mouthfeel
I thought this was a pretty solid IPA. It seems to be the go to IPA on draft at quite a few local restaurants, and I am just fine with that.
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a reddish copper color. Notes of earth, orange citrus, berries, and floral hops.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Worth every bit of $9.75 at Reliant Stadium. Hazy amber with a golden tint and a nice white head. Floral, hoppy bitter aroma. Strong, piny floral taste that subdues the malt. Very good IPA.