boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, golden orange with a thick, foamy, white head. Nose was malty, with a flaint hop presence. Black pepper, grains, and slight hop bitterness. Slightly sweet, cookie-like dough sweetness. Light, dry, malted grain finish.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle-wow, this was bad! pours lite orange with a small fizzy white head. nose of apple skins-must be infected with a touch of dirty pool water. grainy flavors of grassy hops, pool water, cholorine, and husky malts. An IPA? definately not american, maybe brittish. a touch of diacytl comes out in the finish. This was really bad! a really bad example of the style and just a plain bad beer!!!!!
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap for dinner, nice fruity smell. Orangeish in color, minimal head left after pour. Taste of hops with a slight sweet finish. Would drink again.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Byrd’s in Fitchburg, WI - Even though this was on tap, this just felt off. Had this one in the bottle many times and it tasted fresher and brighter. It was a nice deep amber pour with a small off-white head. Everything seemed fine, but the smell was kind of a milky malt, balanced with some light citrus hops. It’s fairly sweet, but doesn’t taste fresh--kind of limp. The hops switch a bit on the taste--real piney with a touch of citrus, then transition into a grassy, bitter finish. It’s just not fresh tasting--may have to re-rate this one out of the bottle.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark gold, thin white head. Subtle hop aroma, not much more, but its winter here. Subtle malt and hop flavors. Has to be spot on for the style.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Pours a murky brownish gold with a thick white off-white head. Lots of suspended yeast chunks in the beer. The hop aroma is reminiscent of a strong tea. The flavor has a nice medium hop body and really good caramel notes. Pretty good beer.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that had some decent retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The aroma is a mix between floral and slightly resiny hops with some toasty malt. With a big swirl I start to pick up a touch of cooked veggies. Rather light hoppiness up front, and there’s not a whole lot of bitterness either. This really doesn’t even hit the mark for IPA to me. The malt is light as well, leading to not much of a body. Light and fizzy with a little too much fizzy spritzy carbonation. Easily finished, but I wouldn’t make this a regular if it were available here.
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark murky brown w/ a fantastic head .. . smells of fresh sticky pine needles sitting in the sun .. . lots of hops in this one that leave a great aftertaste .. . Moe, I need advice. You see I have this friend called Joey Jojo...Junior...Shabadoo.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma consists of pine notes, as well as some citrus notes as well, primarily pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is somewhat acidic, with the citrus and floral notes slightly balanced by a bit of caramel. Overall a decent IPA.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems there were a couple infected bottles out there. Mine may be tad skunky, but cracked fine. Hazy gold. Nice drippy white head. Some suspended sediment. Dank, herbal, spicy, juicy hop smell. Mouth is better than good. Smooth. Notch up from thin. Very nice hop character. Great piny bite. Mid mouth sweetness and green plant. I’ll call this better than average, less than stellar. Would be happy to try again, though.