DrnkMcDermott (2820) - 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? It’s not adjunct, I don’t 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, I’m 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.
ibrubeer (130) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Old Chicago. Nice hoppy aroma. Color was clear, slight reddish golden color. Flavor had a nice malty backbone, with citrusy hops. Medium bodied. Very good IPA!
theisti (3270) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa. The pour is a mostly clear golden orange with a one inch egg white head. The head falls with a thick coating of lace. The aroma is caramel malt and resin pine bitterness. The taste is the pine bitterness, mostly, along with a sharp grapefruit peel character to the back. The sweetness of the caramel in the nose is subdued, and decently integrated to the bitterness. The palate is medium bodied with low carbonation and the bitter finish. Some nice mineral is present in the aftertaste as the beer warms. Just OK.
TXBadger (1477) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy darker amber with off-white head. A little pine and citrus, and some malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with malt.
arnold931 (598) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with nice thick head. Nose is ripe fruit and melon. Taste is nice,ripe fruity hops with some caramel sweetness.
Awktoberfest (312) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first smell was ok. The beer didnt knock anything out of the infield. Aroma was nothing. Taste was malty and muted hops. Finish was overly bitter. Another sad Iowa ipa :(
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bigda83 (259) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to reeceg for this freebie in a trade!! Overall decent IPA from a brewery I had never tried. Nice hop aroma from the pour. Head disappeared quickly and left plenty of lacing. Went down very smooth with a perfect amount of bitterness. Nice notes of floral and citrus. I’d drink it again given the chance.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is caramel and orange peel. Flavor is bready malt, pepper, with an ok citrus bitter. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. Ok ipa
drowland (6122) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/24/13. 12oz bottle from the Milan Hy Vee. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Mild hop aroma, earthy and floral, more malty aspects, caramel, doughy. Malty flavor, caramel and biscuits, doughy, with mild hops, floral and sweet. Meh. Perhaps an old bottle.
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by drowland at xmas, pours a hazy copper with a thin head, the aroma wasn’t really all that fresh, might have been an older bottle, the flavor was more sweet than anything with more malt and biscuit coming through than hops, a little bit of citrus shows right at the end, but again, might be an older bottle, there wasn’t a date on it to verify. Kind of meh.
jbruner (2413) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy golden brown with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma of slight citrus hop and light caramel. Taste follows, a little weaker, less caramel and more biscuit. Not the best, but admittedly old.