Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, caramel, hops and a tinbe of citrus. Flavor is citrus, sugars, caramel, some hop bitterness, the strange sweetness hit a herbal hoppiness in a way that I just didn’t care for. Not a bad brew, but I didn’t like the balance of flavors.
SSSteve (3719) - - FEB 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 12oz bottle. bottled 2/3/10. clear orange/gold under a large fluffy white head. aroma is bit like apple juice.....a lot like apple juice. this is weird. while straying from the the mega hopped american style ipa and using just handful of bittering hop, it lacks any kind of fat maltiness as well. i for one, prefer an english style ipa but this just lacks flavor altogether. bitter rye at times and i swear i get something smoked occasionally. somehow they hid 7% in there. smooth with low carbonation. kind of like a bitter water.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber body with a lacing, off-white head. Aromas of grass, zest, yeast, and candi sugar. Flavor is candi sugar, caramel, malt, spicy and grassy hops. Finish is smooth, bitter, hint of dryness.
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled 02/03/10. Pours a thin off white long lasting head, with some lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 8) body......nose is light pine, citrus, and herbal tones, with a bit of caramel....taste is light cereal, caramel then mild lingering spicy hop bitterness...mouth feel is medium, carbonation makes for a creamy sensation. The bottle says this is an English style IPA. It is not quite as honey, floral spicy in aroma and flavors as I would have expected, but the malts are much more dominant than in a more typical "American" style IPA. I wonder what hops they used. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Redlight. Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Citrusy aroma. Lightly sweet citrus fruit flavor with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed 1/1/2010 (Draft @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a clear, light golden brown color body. Big frothy off-white head. Very citrusy hoppy aroma, very green. Dry alcoholy taste. Very dry tasting. Green taste. Bitter, puckering. Letting it warm up a bit. Almost like a nutty hoppiness. Almost earthy. Still too dry and bitter, not so tasty, but better.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a light amber with a large white head leaving good lacing down the sides. Aroma is grass and earth. Flavors are grass and citrus. Cheers!
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Clear and golden. Easy drinking texture. Toasty and bready malts. Also grainy, nutty, rye-like and cracker-like. Mild, caramel-like sweetness. Hop flavors are nice -- flowery and herbal. Hop aromas seem a bit quelled, though they are pleasant. Moderate amount of spicy bitterness.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear light golden pour with a nice sized white head, average retention and attractive lacing. Looks clean. Definitely an English style IPA on the aroma with spicy hops and a sweet, earthy malt presence, a hint of what seems to be strawberry bubblegum. Not overly complex on the aroma. On the palate it starts off with tingling carbonation and hop bitterness which leads to a brief malt sweetness and finishes dry and resinous. A little watery on the finish... could have gone for more malt in the middle. A good session beer for the warmer days ahead.
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mugs Ale house. Hazy light amber pour with a thick white head. Big citrus hop aroma, very pungent. Taste is nice smooth malt and does not have a bitter hop bite, which you would expect with the big hop nose. Tasty brew.