mcox90 (1371) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of jcwattrugger. Pours a bright copper with a one finger off white head. Earthy hop aroma with a lot of malt sweetness. Citrus hop taste with a sweet undercurrant. Nice balance. Moderate to light bodied without a whole lot of carbonation. Easy to drink. Nice.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma has old caramel, bread, biscuit, some earth. Taste is sweet biscuit, caramel, toffee, touch of earth, finishing fairly sweet, no thanks.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Danís, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is hazy, golden orange in appearance with a small white head. Grapefruit, orange peel, stale bread, caramel, and cereal. Taste is very stale, bready, grapefruit peel, and caramel. This one is a bit too old. Bleh.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Blake for sharing the bomber! Poured medium amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up dank pine and grapefruit over aspartame-y caramel and bready malts. The flavor found more artificial sweetener-laden malts at the core (caramel and fruity notes), with floral and fruity bitterness around.. finished sweet with nutty notes and residual earthy bitterness. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation on the palate.. not a big IPA, but it was decently-balanced.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangish pour, coppery almost w/ a soapy white head dissapates quickly. Smells of graham crackers and a fake malt w/ grass. Avg Pal. Crackery buttery fake malty taste I didnít enjoy.
The best part of this beer was the TV playing screaming "whatís your degree in F***ing poetry"
herky21 (10) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The nose is grapefruit and citrus. The body is a deep amber, but not too dark like some IPAs can get. The finish, for an IPA, is surprisingly different. It doesnít have that sharp hop finish for a beer with approximately 65 IBUs. Instead it finishes sweet with lots of caramel. It is still a really hopped up beer though, just more balanced than most IPAs are. Thatís why I gave this beer such a high rating. I love hops, but most breweries are making hop bombs that are really unbalanced and I tip my hat to HopBurst for being a big IPA that I would want to drink more than 1 of. Highly recommended: Grabbed it at Hyvee in a 6 pack and I had it on tap at El Bait shop in Des Moines.
joshmcg000 (266) - Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with white head, good retention. Aroma is intense floral, very nice. Has a nice caramel malt backbone with medium body, lots of floral and pine hoppy notes with a little bit of citrus sweetness. Nice balance, good hop blend. Good Iowa IPA.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have come to find that I really enjoy hopburst brewing technique, and this does not let me down. Tons of floral aroma and not a bitter finish!
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, $4.99 at HyVee in Newton. Base C&C hop note in the nose. Another big spongy head when poured into a shaker glass. Beer in the glass is just slightly hazy light amber color. Taste has a bit too much sweetness at the start that makes a bit cloying. Honey? Itís not adjunct, I donít think. Maybe just too much malt that should fermented out further. Or the hops are already fading on this bottle, which has no date, but I bought in the grocery nearest to the brewery in March. Re-reading their description, I wonder if their technique meant to extract more hop flavor should have allowed more bitterness in, too. The hops there are the basic pine needle and citrus, although there is a note of tropical fruit to it as well. Maybe even some perfume. As a homeboy, Iím trying to like it more. Some watery mouthfeel is also a slight tick against, when I want to be feeling more effects of alcohol this late at night.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Clear, reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat piney, a little bitter, grapefruit hoppy, lightly toasty malty aroma. Pretty toasty, light caramel malty, sweet grapefruit citrusy hoppy flavor. Not bad.