EHopper (618) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of resin, citrus, pine hops with some tart fruits and a moderate non-descript maltiness. The taste is citrus hops, stone fruits and caramel malts. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours crystal clear copper with a medium-large, frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy pine, citrus, and resin hops, fresh squeezed orange juice, cracker and honey malt, peach and apricot esters. Flavor is earthy, dirty malt, lightly stale hops, moderate bitterness, supporting fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite Nebraskan IPA. Itís dank, bitter, aromatic, and has a flavor that reminds me of grapefruit. Basically itís a West Coast IPA from a Mid-American brewer. Overall, Iíd say this is a well executed effort. While this may not be my favorite Nebraska brewer, itís an excellent example of the style from my home state.
freeofthoughts (625) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear yellow gold with lasting white foam. Great aroma of earthy pine and bright citrus a little soapy. Solid flavor, very well put together. Familiar one orange citrus pine with solid grains to back it. Nice fairly clean finish not quite dry with lingering earthy pine kick.
Steve_0 (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Greg, courtesy of the Big Ragu. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and great lacing. Grapefruity, orange peel, bready, lightly grassy, doughy, and caramelly aroma. Taste is much the same - fruity, grapefruity, sweet caramel, bread, a touch of weed, and earthiness with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent IPA but the malt backbone is much too pronounced for my liking.
dfearnley (730) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint glass
Tons of aroma here, caramel. grapefruit, and lots of spruce.
Clear amber with a thin white head.
Bitter, but well balanced with a malty and caramel sweetness.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Fresh sweet grapefruit. Pale gold with a nice beige head. Sweet citrus, well balanced with malt and a light bitterness. Very well balanced mild IPA.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, went for the nebraska tick and already had one, damn, oh well, hoppy and malty, sweet finish, its ok
kkleu357 (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty, good. Very hoppy floral smell. Taste is bitter grapefruit. Good, but with it tasted more like the smell.