Darkmagus82 (1864) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a billowy white head of two finger height. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is mainly a blend of a citrus grapefruit hop aroma and a bready and slightly doughy smell. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a tropical fruit natures as well as some nice pine hop smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather strong bitter grapefruit flavor mixed with a drier cracker like malt bill. As the taste advances the grapefruit remains relatively constant but is joined by other hop flavors of a more pine and earthy nature. The little bit of a fruit and caramel that are present upfront, quickly fade with the hops really taking command of the taste as the flavors move onto the end. All in all, due to the loss of the sweet and the increase in the hop, as well as the drier malt and a little bit of booziness that sneaks it way into the later portions of the taste, one is left with a dry and bitter taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side for a brew of 6.5 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner body is actually quite appropriate for the very dry flavors of the brew adding a dimension of crispness to the overall feel.
Overall – A decent IPA overall that is a bit on the crisper side. While decent, it really is nothing all that out of the ordinary. One to give a go to, in order to see what you think. But for me, its just sorta standard.
natejgood (399) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, clear golden color with a nice sized light head. Fairly dark color for an IPA. Aroma is fairly nondescript. Not a whole lot of whop aroma or anything else other than maybe some sort of sweet smell. Slightly sweet flavor with just a hint of hop bitterness. I’ve had this been a number of times before and always thought it was better than the can I am rating. Maybe this is an off batch, but this doesn’t taste so much like an IPA as it does maybe a red ale.
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color. Aroma of orange peel, light spice. Taste is bitter orange.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark with a thin white head, not much lacing.
taste is not that bitter, malt, and a slight citrus.
callmemickey (3122) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored body, medium sized off-white head. Bready malts, floral and citric hop notes. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, mild bitterness, semi-sweet finish.
Luvystypotables (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and sour dough. Great looking beer, copper color with a thick off white short lasting head. Taste of malt with hoppy undertones. Slightly oily feel with a bitter finish.
bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Old Faithful Yellowstone General Store. Pours amber with a foamy near beige head. Aroma is citrus earthy. Body is medium or better. Flavor is hoppy citrus/earthy over a decently subdued caramel backbone. Finishing hoppy and decently bitter. Working well for me.
rproff78 (122) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA from Montana! One of my personal favorites! Great hoppy flavor and aroma! Even better on tap at the KettleHouse!
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Reviewed from notes on 07/14/10
Poured from can to pint glass.
A: Deep amber color, good amount bubbles rise to surface a thin, light tan head. Dull clarity.
S: Bready, small amount spice, but also a plastic scent to the beer. Not very typical of IPA’s. Not very good.
T: Not impressed here either. No florals, fruitiness. Just bitter amber ale is what this reminds me of. Slight nutty tone.
M: Low carb, the beer finishes dry, but is cut a bit by the malt profile to allow a touch more salivation in mid palate.
D: I can’t jump on board with this IPA. Not very good.
Serving type: can
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. aroma is pine, metal. taste is cascade, sweet malt, cat piss. nice body, not too cloying, with a complex, lingering finish. refreshing for an IPA.