novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little bit of hops, heaviest of which is Cascade. Full aroma, but a bit of a messy finish and uninteresting aroma. Drinkable, but not preferable.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Taste has is similar to the nose but has added caramel and nutty flavors. Bland, but not as bad as you think it will be.
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild citrus and caramel aroma. Still, bright orange color beer. A good dose of sweet malt, bitter without being very hoppy. Flush, easy drinking body makes this a stronger session IPA. For a wholesaler’s brand, this isn’t bad.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as bad as the ratings. Great IP at Costco for the money, cheap hoppy, yum!
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12 oz. Clear mahogany/copper with fair beige head that fell quickly. Smell is of overcooked, buffered down malt with plastic and a touch of weak hops. Flavor is weak, overcooked malt with min hop flavor but a noticeable, mild hop bitterness. Not good but not drain pour either. I bought the 4 style case to drink with sauerkraut and hot dogs. It will suffice.
hawthorne00 (2703) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a pale beige head. Kumquat, grapefruit, pine and caramel aroma - plenty of the latter. Sweet with lots of caramel, but nice citrus flavours and some pine in a moderately bitter finish. A little too sweet and fairly plain but more than acceptable.
bkurtz (951) - PERU - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber/copper with a fairly big head. Nice hoppiness and citris aromas. A decent IPA, but a decent brew at a great price.
bytemesis (4135) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is metalic, pine and a bit of citrus. Flavor much the same, a bit of malt give light sweetness and medium metallic bitterness in the finish. Kind of meh...
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Bready malty aroma and taste with vanilla notes and a lighthoppiness.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Best by 1-13-2013. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is sweet caramel malts. The flavor is bitter hops forward with stale spicy-earthy hops and then the barley malt base takes over with semi-sweet breads and some biscuit. The palate is full and smooth and the carbonation is lively. Finishes short and sweet with lingering caramel. Overall: Freshness is definitely an issue here and the fact that the best-by date is over a year away and this is an IPA is just wrong.