GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355mL at a party. Clear amber with a small, beige head. Nutty, soapy aroma. Taste is chemical heavy, nutty, soapy, tangy. Heavily astringent. Lots of lemon detergent. Ick. I always love a good dark amber ’pale’ ale.
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a dark amber color with a medium thick and fluffy off-white head that evaporates slowly. Small sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter hops with a short and fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin dirty white head of foam. The aroma has resiny sort of lime peel and grapefruit pith notes mixing with some roasted malts and biscuit like malts. It seems these malts and hops don’t go too well together. The taste is sadly similar as I get some resiny bitter vaguely citrus hops blending bluntly into combative malt notes that are somewhat roasty. This does not come together very well but it does deliver a decent level of bitterness if that’s all you’re after.
DuffMan (6438) - 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!
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:   Copper hued amber, clear, moderate to large head, frothy and off-white, with decent lacing.   Somewhat of a wet cardboard, basement funk, and honey nut Cheerio aroma.   Oh yeah, also that honeycomb cereal too.   Lots more of that on the tongue, with a slight metallic twinge.   Not very hoppy at all, barely a Pale Ale in my book.   I dont think I need to say much more about this one...
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kyoto Costco. Nice citrus hop aroma, with underlying caramel. Grassy, lemon. Deep copper color with a low, fine head. Nicely hopped, grass, citrus, quite bitter actually. Light caramel malt, with a long, bitter finish. A good old-school IPA, refreshing, clean, tasty and straightforward. By far the best of the mixed cas beers.
badlizard (5539) - 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.
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Costco (where else) - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour with a nice sticky off-white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. slight spruce aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor has a nice strong grapfruit induced bitterness, a hint of mint and a touch of caramel. Bit of a homebrew-like funkiness in the finish. Mouthfeel leans a bt to the stinging side. Overall, a very drinkable budget IPA.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel brown, loose white head. Lots of caramel and pine in the aroma, plus some earthy notes. Clean, floral hops and a earthy, caramel finish. Not great, but nicely serviceable IPA. I would drink this again.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. This beer had a big malty nose where hops were a little hard to find. Flavor is big and malty, too. Some hops pop their heads out but are challenged to keep up with the malt. The hops offer some pine and grapefruit. Balance could be better but this isn’t bad.