alexsdad06 (5767) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear golden color with a smaller white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, earthy, pils hops, light florals, just seemed mild, no imperial, uninteresting.
rougeau13 (2019) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale amber with a cream colored head. Aroma of grain with light notes of caramel, toast, and citrus. Tastes odd; a weird combination of sugar, toast, and bitter hops. Dry and medium bodied.
DrSilverworm (6796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Shared w/ local raters. Orange golden color, slight hue of yellow. Thin ring of bubbly white head. Caramel malts in the flavor, some light toastiness. Some bitter earthy hops, hint of orange. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish, light roughness in the finish. Medium-plus body. Decent, but not impressive. I feel like an IPL should be able to pass as an IPA, this one doesn’t really. I agree with nuplastikk, the amber malt kind of distracts. Not a great example of an IPL, but the ~$2.70 price point is on point.
b3shine (5707) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style; a transparent golden orange with eggshell lacing. Smells of a fairly bitter hop profile with notes of lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Nero55 (755) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper with medium white head. Very effervescent. Aroma of citrus and floral hops and some grain. Light/medium body with some bitterness, citrus, and a dry finish. Very clean.
blackflag321 (495) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft with a meal. Light copper-amber color. Mild hops, spicy. It was an okay beer, but nothing special. .
Suttree (5212) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow, huge white...look, It’s ok in the sense that it doesn’t suck. I have to keep re-learning my lesson with these Magic Hat ticks.
nuplastikk (4654) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. I really like IPLs, but the addition of amber malt into this one really detracts in my opinion. The aroma is a touch fishy, with some piny cherry amber malt in the aroma. A touch off aroma-wise, not that appealing. A decent hop bite, but the overall product is sort of rancid. Has some undesirable DMS or something going on. Not so good, unimpressive.
edgallow (2272) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, herbs and malts. Taste is citrus, malts and a hint of spice.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (5022) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden-amber color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour, tangy, fruity hops. orange, bread dough and a bit of must. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon and bread. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.