Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2010 AZ Strong Beer Festival. Pours clear gold. The nose is sweet citrus and malt. The taste is similar but a bit sweet for my liking. Medium bodied. OK IPA.
Cavie (3839) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of angrypirate06. Clear yellow pour. Light white ring of bubbly head. Light hop aroma but lighter than expected. Taste has dry notes, with bitter hops and lots of grains. Kind of weak.
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with a white head and a golden body. Aroma of grass and pine. Taste is grassy, sweet, plastic and garbage. Light bubbles.
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to angrypirate06, golden yellow with slight foam, aroma of pineapple and slightly sweaty, flavors of malty pine, pineapple, thin finish
Rusty (1537) - 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 (3824) - - 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 (2729) - 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 (3065) - 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.