OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised to see how low this was rated. Appearance was a nice golden color with minimal white head. Aroma was sweet with tropical fruits and a hint of biscuit and just a little caramel. Taste was nice and sweet up front with some mild hops on the backend. Mouthfeel is smooth with nice carbonation. Overall a solid west coast IPA.
AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Aroma has sweet light fruits and pine. Taste is of sweet fruits, caramel, light pine & some earthiness. Light to medium bodied. Finishes more sweet than bittersweet. Shrug, not bad, but not real tasty or distinctive.
ravenwater (4) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma - Moderate grassy, spicy hops, lower hops aroma than I’d expect for a typically dry-hopped style. Wet white bread. Low fruity esters.
Appearance - Burnished gold. Moderate white foam doesn’t last (often stronger head persistence in this style).
Taste - Grainy pale malt, slightly harsh/astringent. Bready. Moderate malt sweetness to balance moderately high bitterness. Hops bittering is somewhat harsh. Fruity, slightly spicy hops flavor.
Palate - Medium body, slight creaminess, medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish with unpleasantly harsh hops effect.
Has elements of a British IPA - bready malt flavor, fairly rich malt sweetness, spicy, grassy hops aroma, moderately high bittering that is lower than your typical American IPA. But, has detracting qualities of lacking hops smoothness and not having a more rounded malt profile. Overall not a great example of the style. Not one I’ll be buying again.
DocJitsu (599) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden color with a two-finger, sticky, white head. Funky, mildewy, fullness to the bouquet. Full body with a moderately thick, wet texture. Migrating bitterness from the surface of the tongue to the rear sides. Orange-banana up front fading empty bitterness.
Dragonfly1 (436) - - NOV 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This just doesn’t do it for me. Bitterness in this beer is all there is, but unlike a Sculpin or Inversion, this one doesn’t even begin to have any depth or complexity to it. Just sticky pine needles.
samsmith33 (257) - - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Aroma is grains, rice, hops. Drinks easy. deep gold colour, clear. Good carbonation. Bitter finish. Taste is hoppy...vinegar, some floral.
Zer0 (814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma is weak hops, some grass, earthy and citrus. Light to moderate bitter and light sweet. A bit watery. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.
shonobiwan (201) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a clear dirty blond color with medium head and moderate lacing. For a claimed IPA I was expecting more bang. Aroma is rank and metallic. Taste is like watered down citrus and with no aftertaste. Love the name of the beer but the beer itself falls short.
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ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An okay English style IPA, but stronger than it should be and a little too hop forward, surprisingly.
csaso (1135) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, medium copper color, earthy hop aroma and flavor, with a good size malt backbone, pretty well balanced and pretty good overall
Crash_the_dog (66) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice, straightforward IPA. Hazy yellow body with nice head and lacing. Crisp initial flavor with assertive hops tones.
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