Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden beer with a 1 finger head that was very low carbonated and virtually flat. If you smelled real hard you may be able to smell a light hop presence. The taste is very mild and malty & it is shocking that it is 7%ABV with little to no hop presence. This definitely is a British style IPA with less hops & more a balanced brew but this is a very boring beer. The little to no carbonation makes for a bad mouthfeel.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense caramel and fruit floral nose with hints of mint resin. Deep golden color with hints of orange, Thick long lasting spongey head with great lacing. Sweet caramels and malty, slow building and great balancing bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium to full body, soft malty finish with minty hops. This is an excellent beer. So nice to see a well-balanced and restrained IPA option in the market.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a label! An ode to Hanuman? This delightful out-of-the-norm beer is visually normal, with a frothy white head and moderate carbonation and an extremely clean appearance. Let me tell you, however, this is one unique beer. Thanks to Ana’s observation of it smelling like blue cheese, well, I can’t help but to agree. The flavor is a real head-scratchingly hoppy, but clean and fresh, yet... earthy and herbal with a mysteriousness that really holds on. Very complex. A nice, clean IPA finish with a lingering characteristic of henna. Very impressive!
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to angrypirate06. poured yellow with no head. caramel, fruits and light hops. watery on the palate, some caramel but i couldn’t really find the hops.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange/copper, white carbonation. Balanced english ipa. Bitter, spicy, grassy, herbal hops and grainy, toasted bread malt. Subtle hints of diacetyl on the finish. Medium body, balanced, biting bitterness on the end. Okay, would like to try it on cask.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Susan’s in Santa Fe, NM. First tried at a beer tasting about a week ago. Pours a surprisingly light golden color with a slightly off-white head. Smells of florally hops. Taste is an almost perfect balance of hops and malt. They instantly cancel the other out leaving you with a pleasant aftertaste that I can’t quite describe. VERY light for a 7%. Good stuff.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am very suprised that this came in at 7%, because it tasted very session-able. Mild hops balanced wonderfully with a hidden malt bill.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours a crystal clear yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma has a crisp hoppy sharpness that was nice. Flavor of light malt and piny hops, nice bitter in the end. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmmm.Tried this beer on draft about 1 1/2 years ago and LOVED it.This bottle I am drinking is good but not great...strange cause it’s fresh bottled 35 days ago according to the label....hmmm?Not much on the nose and the palate is light as well.Taste is good with a little bitterness and grapefruit.Not alot going on but it’s not a BAD beer.I’ll call it a good session IPA.Still can’t get over how jammin’ this was on draft when I tried it a while back...hmmmm?
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer pours a very clear orangish-yellow with a large white head. The aroma ia citrus hops, mainly orange with some floral hops as well. The flavor is not too great, with biscuit malt and some muddled hop flavors. The hop flavors are a combination of citrus, resin, grass and maybe some pine, but nothing shines or stands out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, a disappointing beer.