edgallow (2619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is malty with only a hint of citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy, medium amber color. Good head. Minor initial aroma. Slight malt profile. Little to no hop bite. Smooth taste...for a lager, not an ipa. Not a bad beer, just a bad ipa.
Strangebrewer (957) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Poured hazy medium amber with a small creamy white head. Big citrusy nose. Light-medium body, prickly carbonated mouthfeel, tart puckering finish. Flavour of grapefruit with a touch of spice, too acidic.
malkyore (273) - - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I normally enjoy a good ipa and this is no exception. Pours murky reddish brown. Aroma is citrus and fruits. Taste is hops. That’s pretty much it... Grapefruit maybe, hints of orange peel and a touch of malt. Overall it’s just a hoppy little ipa... It pairs well with the rest of the beers in the summer sampler because of what a break it is from the insanity that is some of the beers in this package....
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/07/2011: Magic Hat Blind Faith I.P.A. on Tour... Aroma: Big, citrusy aroma with a bit of nice toffee maltiness. Appearance: Dull. burnt orange color with a crown of beige-colored foam. Flavor: Orange-grapefruit aroma with a twist of bitter citrus peel/pithe; floral finish along with a good amount of pine sappiness; slightly dry finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; oily texture. Overall: Wow, this is a nicely hopped IPA with a generous bitterness; flavorful, sessionable, and quite enjoyable.
3/4 pint bottle (6.2% ALC./VOL.) from The Anderson’s General Store in Toldeo, Ohio. Rating #632 for this beer.
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley North (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for a Summer Scene variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 26, 2013
Consumed: July 29, 2013
Misc.: Part of the I.P.A. on Tour series (I guess?)
Poured a dark caramel amber color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy khaki-white, almost straight white, head. Decent amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides. Great retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a mix of hops and fruit up front. Got Cascade hops, citrus hops, floral hops, pine, lemon, lime and faint grapefruit.
Tasted a bit earthier and raw than the smell. The bitterness and 6.2 percent ABV is apparent as well. Got floral hops, citrus hops and even a bit of resin hops. Also pine, lime, grapefruit rind, tangerine and tangerine rind. Seems much stronger than 6.2 percent.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.
A decent beer for the style. I kept trying to remember that it’s not an American IPA, but an English IPA. The basic #9 was the best of the four in this variety pack.
DrSilverworm (8172) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Party Town. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Lots of fine particles in the body. Pours with a bigger off-white head. Decent bits of lace. More of a soapy hop aroma, lightly citrusy. Big caramel, spicy malt profile, and some unwelcome metallic. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Mediocre... Definitely subpar for an IPA. A lot of soapy hop and caramel/spicy malt. Doesn’t taste fresh or assertive, nor malty or balanced...
LiMuBai (208) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice full hoppy aroma, clear amber color. Grapefruit qualities of taste with bitter finish.
jslorenz (6) - Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper orange with small off-white head. Malt and yeast dominate the aroma. Mildly hoppy.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hops nose. Some stone friut along with hop citrus. Overall its basically a watered down ipa. Decent not great