BREWMUSKCLES (2227) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
malt flavor with some fruity hop and a finish in gravy. moderate body the brew has some sweetness to it.
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber and minimal head. Smells of hops. Tastes of hops and grain. This is not complex but if you ever want to let somebody know what hops tastes like give them this. It’s not unpleasant, just very simple.
alexanderj (3313) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a glowing amber type color with a fairly large light khaki head. Aroma of bread and fruit, fairly straightforward. Flavor had a bit more going for it. Alot of fruitiness, but not much of a hoppy bite. Some earthiness that lingered. Ok.
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper pour, with an off white head. Sweet malt, piney hops, light citrus, and grain. Easy drinking. Not very good of an IPA, but a good mass buy from Costco for a party or something.
Ferris (3900) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Overall a dissapointing beer that is only barely better than the huge macro’s. I would have expected some hops and bitterness but what I got was just bad. Not really worth the work to describe in detail, just avoid.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first of the Costco-beers. A friend had a mixture of these in his fridge the other day. Intrigued, I grabbed this one.
A dark orange/copper color with a small off-white head on top. Nice floral aromas with citrus and a dry straw -like scent on the finish. Definitely some hoppy-ness in the nose.
Crisp, moderate heft bolster this beer well. Good feel to hold up to the bitterness that’s to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops aren’t the most flavorful here, but they get the job done.
I see these beers as being great gateway beers for people newly into craft beer. They’re simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Beautiful appearance: deep orange colour, clear, with a thick dense gold-tinted head that shows excellent retention. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel. Flavour is again fruity caramel with an astringent bitter note in the finish. Very thin, anemic hop presence. Oh well -- looks pretty!
steez (23) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral peachy and piney weak aroma. Typical pour and appearance. Taste like bitter stainless steel. weird stuff. Probably good for a upper middle class grad party. Do they still drink at grad parties?
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours golden in color. Aroma was all pine. Taste was all bitter. No malt balance in this.
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma. I can smell pine, grapefruit and caramel
Pours, a nice rich copper colour.
Taste. Flavours are of Pine and Grapefruit in the hop flavours, followed by Caramel and a creamy bubblegum flavour in the malt flavours.
Overall. A quality beer and a good change from other american ipa’s ive tasted.