swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pour. Earthy and sweet aroma. Slight bitter, earthy hop flavor. Bready, biscuity, a little sweet. All right, but not among my favorite IPAs. Certainly drinkable, but the bready/sweet character isn’t working for me.
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold. Aroma is week and slightly floral. Yeasty mouthfeel. Some herbs and resin with a tad bit of a bitter finish. Rated on 4/8/10
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with a large head. Dusty hop aroma. Earthy and grainy flavor. Fairly dry and a little more than moderate bitterness. Simple, but solid.
Trev (1985) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
gold pour with a decent white head.
Aroma is slightly grainy/grassy. some biscuity malt. light herbal hop.
flavour is earthy, slightly yeasty. Pretty good balance between hop/malt.
Bready-biscuity malt and an herbal hop that leaves a bit of a vegetative bitterness in the finish.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity, grassy hops, and sweet malt. Flavor is bready, spicy herbal hops, citrus, and earthy.
nearbeer (4027) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Crystal clear, orange-tinted gold with a lasting eighth-inch of creamy foam. Faint nose of fresh orange, sweet earth and resin. Tastes of earthy caramel, tea leaf, and orange on front. Nice finish of resiny pine, bitterish green herb, oak, and lightly peppery citrus zest. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated (but a bit more than English style), barely watery so as to be a good session ale, and very well-balanced. Wow, the 7% is well hidden and this is a dangerously drinkable brew. This one is right on the mark for a great traditional IPA.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange, frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel and orange rind. Taste is mild bitterness and sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a spotty-lacing coating of white head. Muted aroma of mild, grassy piny hops and a touch of lightly toasty pale malt. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some resiny hop bitterness with a light piny flavor before a drier, slightly oxidized finish. This may be a bit past its prime, but is still a drinkable IPA.
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Belmont Party Supply. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with a medium sized fluffy white head that left some lacing. The aroma was moderately sweet with some grapefruit citrus, earthy and pine hops. The flavor is more about the pale bready malts than any hops. What hops there are come across as earthy with some hints of grapefruit citrus. The finish is dry and somewhat bitter with no real standout character. This is not quite what I would expect with nothing to go on but the name.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very lucent copper, thin but dense and lasting head, medium-full body, medium co2.
aroma: barnyard funk, a little bit of earthy hops.
T1= very funky barnyard, pale malt.
T2= still barnyard, nutty malt, co2, earthy resinous hops.
T3= fairly clean, some bitter hop resin.
the barnyard character makes it unique as an ipa, but imo, not in a good way.