thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is an orange with a large whtie head. Aroma is enough pine hops to carry it. Flavor is kinda weak and a big suprise. I was expecting this to be above par like all left hand beers but this was not to be. Some mild malts and a very weak hop presence. This is no two hearted for sure.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a fairly decent taste, hoppy, earthy, and piney. The aroma is also somewhat hoppy, but nothing too special.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
click click bloody click.. Pours out a light copper, light foam.. . pretty light in the mouth to with a pretty aggressive bitterness .. goes down very smooth, can see what they were going for.. a big english style in bitterness, but fits the rest of style attributes. .. she said that we fed him dog food!!?!!
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden pour from bottle. Pepper and spices on the nose. Fairly weak hop taste. Average stuff from the otherwise solid Left Hand Brewing Company.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a clear gold color with a white, average, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves sporadic lace. The nose is surprisingly malty with cookie, sweet biscuits, light grapefruit, light floral, and some spice. The flavor is still as malty as hoppy; sweet biscuits are prominent, some floral and spice, faint grass, and some grapefruit. The palate is light to medium, soft to lively, and smooth but watery texture. The finish is still sweet with cookie, sweet biscuit, grapefruit, and light spice. A very malty IPA which leads me to think it could be classified differently but nevertheless, a simple beer with a good bitterness and a drinkable nature. Nothing great about this one but still a drinkable beer with no unpleasant notes.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Obtained 6-pack from Whole Foods Albuquerque, bottled on 02.03.10, tasted on 03.11.10. If this had been marketed as simply an IPA, then I might be disappointed, but the key words "English style" told me what to expect. This is a well-balanced brew with delicious malted barley and wheat blending nicely with Old World hops flavors. Grassy and woodsy tones dominate, and a clean finish encourages me to drink at a steady pace. The 7% alcohol is barely noticed. Fans of assertive ESBs might enjoy this more than fans of American IPAs. Also the label has excellent artwork.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is interesting with grassy hops, dry hay, phenols, esters, malt, doughy yeast, and fruit. The appearance is pale gold with a foamy head. The taste is bitter and malty but strange. The palate is average. Overall this is interesting but that’s all.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle. Pours a crystal clear medium golden hue, with a small but lasting blanket of bubbly, cream colored froth. Thin, sticky bands of jagged lace cling hard to the glass, coating it well. The nose is straightforward and simple, but clean, showing a base of toasted bread and lightly sweet biscuit. Subdued hops are of the peppery, floral variety, with just a touch of grass. Flavors are masterfully balanced, again showing restraint in both the sweetness levels of the toasty, bready malt, and the bitterness levels of the grassy, peppery wildflower hops. It’s just even keeled, smooth, and crisp throughout. The palate shows substantial weight for a brew of this nature, with moderate carbonation and a lingering, bitter, resinous finish. I’m generally not a big fan of English style IPAs, but this one struck a chord with me. Dangerous at 7%, because it drinks like a session brew. Good stuff.
milewide (1331) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearly an English IPA with modest hop bitterness, and some hop varieties that I can’t identify. Medium body, and light head.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber pour with a nice head. Nice malt and floral hops. A good everyday IPA.