Maddog (368) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am shocked at how bad this beer was. Draft at Chappy’s, normally, a very good beer bar south of Dayton, OH. The pour was clear gold with no head and hardly any aroma. The flavor was bland, lifeless and without hops at all. I tasted like old jolly ranchers candy. Honestly, it was the worst ipa I ever had. Worse than Shipyard IPA. Terrible.
WisconsinBeer (695) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a very clear pale orangish yellow color. Huge hop aromas. Flavor is roasted biscuity caramel followed by candy sugars. Medium bodied and slightly fizzy. Slight chalky mineral notes with a hp wallop finish.
ericcassidy (38) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dry, wheaty, a little alcoholic, malty. I thought it was ok, but probably won’t persue further.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at beer engine. pours a clear dark golden with an offwhite head. decent lace. notes of citrusy hops, lemony orange, grapefruit. flavor is cake, frosting, bread, and grapefruit. ok, not great.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich thin golden. Small white head can’t fight. Sweet corn like aroma with sugar and hops. Flavor is english malt and bland flat hops. Bitter finish. Somewhat agravating. The best thing about this beer is the very bitter finish and it taste way better, I mean 96% better at room temperature. Would have been a 3.5 if I hadn’t rated it when it was cold.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Amberish, a little dark and dull with a copper hue, moderate off-white head, foamy, nice lacing.   Subtle hop nose, slight toasted oates, smidgen of citrus.   Hoppy on the tongue but not biting.   This I like.   Malts are there to back it up.   Slight caramel sweetness.   This is pretty well balanced.   Full bodied, the mouthfeel is moderate.   Wet hops linger, as do the toasted malts.   Flavor is great, aroma is fairly good, well balanced, and more importantly it is not biting.   IPAs that don’t bite too hard are my favorite.   Good stuff.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Left Hand tasting at Petrol Station. Nice bright golden color. Good earthy, peaty hop aroma. Flavor of grapefruit, spices, and earth notes. More like a pale ale, but a very well built one with less malt flavors.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar on Buena in Chicago a long time ago. Pours a cider light brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma of strong piney hops and a super sweet citric grapefruit and pineapple character. Awesome honey and sugar cane notes as well, very fresh. Flavor, hops dominate from start to finish, sweet honey and sugar overlayed malt to start along with a tangy fruitiness before a bitter hop resin finish. Medium to full sticky body and an active carbonation. Nice beer, could use a little less bittering and more flavoring hops
Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a fine bubbled off-white head. Aroma is not strong but hoppy and inviting. Flavor is strongly hoppy and fairly but not overly bitter and has whispers of citrus and sweetness. Texture is rough, lively and sassy, leaving a tingly and hoppy finish.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of sweet orange, some pine and caramel. Flavor of pine, floral hops, metallic notes, caramel and honey. Kind of easy drinking and a bit thin/disappointing for an IPA.