Cavie (3551) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy zdk9. Clear golden color with very little carbonation. Small bubbles. Aroma is sharp hops with some bit earthy notes as well. Tree sap overpowers. Flavor is mainly grain with hops coming in afterwards. Sweetness also comes in.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy but thin head and aromas of soapy hops, a little lemon, papaya (or something tropical) and some honey buns. Flavor is similarly nice, but the soap is a little bit of a detractor for me. Nice tropical and citrus hops with a little resin and a great honey sweetness from the malt. This was a bit of a surprise as I picked it up to fill in the last slot in a four pack holder without thinking too much about it, but it is the best of the evening.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bottle got in a trade with Sledutah. Used a Weizen glass. Nose of floral hops, fresh grass and pine. Taste is a very nicely done classic IPA. A good example of the style and lightly bitter with some malt to balance the brew. How IPAís used to be years ago before everyone went hop crazy. Nice with a good amount of drinkability. Thanks Craig!
highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper with thin white head. Nice aroma quite bright and herbal. Flavor is frontal hops but not very bitter. Good balance with a light maltiness. Solid beer first I have had from this brewery.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - citrus, pine, faint sweetness;
Appearance - copper, very slight haze, thick fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - bitter hop front, bold citrus flavor quickly mellows the back, pretty dry finish with a sharp hop tang;
Palate - average crispness, good body;
Overall - nicely balanced for the style, flavorful yet easy drinking.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from grownfool- thanks, Brian! Pours a bright, semi-cloudy gold color with an inch-thick eggshell white head that leaves some heavy lacing in the glass. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, caramel malts, dry cereal grains, grapefruit peel, and sugar. Flavor of bitter piney hops, grapefruit peel, sweet and pale malts, and resin. Light-bodied, with a resinous, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Delivers a big hop punch.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Smells of juicy citrus, resin. Tastes of resin, pepper, spicy, dry, earthy. Well made and complex.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up at Plaza Liquors
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and some lacing
Aroma: Pine resin and citrus
Taste: Pine, grapefruit with a light bitter finish
A nice IPA, clean and crisp
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours orange/amber with a rocky white head. Aroma shows notes of citrus, stone fruit, caramel, and pine. Flavor shows the same with definate notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and apricot. Overall body is moderate, sticky, and somewhat sweet with a moderately bitter finish.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on February 18 2011. Sampled at UJís. This is a great looking ipa, brilliant orange in color with a great head and lacing. I am surprised at how good this smells. I wasnít expecting this kind of hop clarity. Loads of pine and citrus cut through the aroma. The flavor is excellently bitter with fresh herbs, grassiness, grapefruit and conifer. Malts are perfectly ambiguous and merely add some balance. This makes me think Two-Hearted junior.