BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It had a stink to it the second I opened it. The taste was one dimensional and a little bit chemical? It was really nothing to write home about.
CanIHave4Beers (3426) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden with a big head and lots oí lace.
The aroma has some citrus and melon-esque hops... .but a lot of it is caramelly... I canít be doing the caramel aroma in the IPA at this level. Damn...
The flavor is ok... itís one of those IPAs where the hops are used more for a bittering charge than as a featured flavor. The hop flavor is citrus rind and grassiness. The beer is not as sweet as the aroma lets on, but itís still got more caramel flavor than I would normally want. Bitter forward & Caramel-y without much defined hop flavor... thatís pretty much the opposite of what I hoped to get here.
Itís not an actively offensive beer... itís drinkable, but I really thought Iíd be getting a west coast style hop bomb, dry, fruity, & pungent. But I seem to find this to be akin to many IPAs from breweries that have been doing this sort of thing for less time & in regions where there isnít a defined sort of IPA character.
wow, Iím babbling now.... I guess Iíll just stop.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells piney and citrusy. Bitter but balanced. Light copper color. Would drink again.
portableparty (1978) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a nice large foamy sudsy white head that settles to a film and shows plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has bitter hops that are tropical citrus with apricot melon and mango with a light malt presence. Taste is bitter and malty with the hops being tropical and fruity with a good malty balance. Palate is medium and dry. Solid IPA.
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Small Bar in San Diego. It was the cask ale. Pours a hazed golden orange color with a stubborn, but short white head. Pungent grapefruit bouquet. The moutfheel is a little flat and unrewarding. There are grapefruit esters in the flavor, but not to the extent one would expect from the bouquet. Finishes a little juicy and with more grapefruit esters. Not too bad.
jmohno (1166) - Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Clear light coppery gold.Nice frothy short head,good thick lacing.
Aroma is mild but significant with some herbal/mint.Maybe slight fruit yeast ester and slight bready malt. Wants to be pungent/dank but is mildly so.MIld but pleasent.Rated it a little higher because it reallysmells like it tastes good./And it does.
Taste has solid malt/mild-medium caramel,with a bittersweet hoppiness,some mild roastiness or light robust toastiness. Citrus tartness crisp,kinda grapefruity finish but not harsh kinda like ruby red grapefruit. Fairly strong grassy/grapefruit bitter with a linger. Dry finish.Very tastey Ipa.
heemer77 (5133) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Lightly copper tinted brew with a slightly off white head. The nose has some notes of caramel and dough. There is also a light grapefruit citrus notes. Relatively restrained hops. This is fairly bitter with some peanuts. The bitter finish has hay and some rich tobacco notes. A little woody overall. A decent brew.
brenn79 (1625) - Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a one finger head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is sweet, citrus grapefruit. The taste is tropical fruits, mango and even banana, hops are really nice here, mellow and citrusy, but dry and moderately bitter. I enjoyed this very much, not in your face IBUíS, but a real nice West Coast IPA.
wlajwl (4190) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is pine, tropical fruit, citrus and malts. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, strong hop resin notes, tropical fruit, an undercurrent of malts and a dry and very bitter finish.
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Breckenridge CO. Pours a cloudy pale amber with an off white head. Somewhat grassy aroma. Fairly malt forward for an IPA. Bitter finish.