phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a clear amber color with a centimeter-thick off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, caramel malts, grass, and earthy notes. Flavor follows suit, with wet hops, orange citrus, caramel malts, and a nice grassiness rounding it out. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation. Wet, grassy mouthfeel. Nice, straightforward IPA. I’m surprised at the 7% ABV, and would have guessed it was under 6%.
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orangey yellow with a typical IPA foamy head. Aroma of caramel malts, piney and some citrus hops. Suprisingly less hoppy than I would imagine, but this isn’t a bad thing. Overall a good IPA.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich clear copper with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, crystal
malts, some herbal notes, and juicy citrus hops. Flavor is caramel,
some toast, and a sour tart bitter spicy astringent finish.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Draught House in Austin. Clear orange-tan in color with a small head and big lacing. Citrus hops and sweet malt on the aroma. Flavor has sweet bready malt and some citrus/piney hops. I’d originally guessed a barleywine as the style, not an IPA, so evidently the hops aren’t exactly strong enough for that 7%. Not a bad beer to drink a pint of, but it’s more like 250 lb, not 400.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rattle n Hum, Pours a cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of tangy hops. Taste is tangy with a bitter hop presence.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 8/12/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Mostly clear amber orange with frothy white head. Caramel with citrus orange spiciness. Citrus orange hop nose and flavor. Slightly grainy with floral notes also. Very dry bitter finish. Definitely pushing an Imperial.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flying Saucer.
Pours a dense, rich cheddar orange with a thick, lingering white head. Aroma is peachy grapefruit and sour fruit bread. Flavor is dry, airy pilsner-soaked grapefruit and sour straw. Decent mouthfeel. Very sessionable.
Maddog (377) - 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 (700) - 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.