jbardin (161) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in Albuquerque, NM. A really nice IPA. This could be a model for the style. Honey-colored with a pure but mild bitterness.
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Ernest (5925) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. As with the Red Ale, this is pretty well made but I just canít get excited about the generic green/raw resinous hop odor, which is about all this offers in the nose. Fairly good flavor balance (if a bit too citric for my tastes), nice mouthfeel, nice appearance. So, objectively itís pretty solid but subjectively I honestly donít enjoy it.
Beaver (1163) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and bready malts with some resiny hops.
The flavor is bready malts and sweet fruits with a big resiny hop finish with quite a bit of lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, I like this IPA and have liked a lot of Marbleís beers. Itís a good mix of fruits, and resiny bitterness.
mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awfully attractive aroma and artfully attired appearance. More floral than citrus. Dry and bitter with a nice sweet malt backbone. Long flinty finish, a little off-putting mineral note. Very tasty, Iíll have another.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. sparkling gold with a medium-sized bubbled head. typical but well-presented citrus fruit and pine in the nose with lesser touches of spice and fresh-chopped wood (fuckin hell). medium-bodied, chewy and syrupy but thankfully not oversweet (still sweet though). again, the expected lemon, line and citrus acid fruit character with touched of light pine and resin. well-made but I think Iím off of IPAs for a bit as theyíre all too high in alcohol and too sweet / chewy for my tastes.
BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked it up at Trader Joeís in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 20. About a finger of head. Color was golden yellow with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Frothy, cloudy white lacing on the top. Healthy amount of sporadic film on the sides.
Smelled of hops right off the get-go, but not overwhelming. Seemed to be grapefruit citrus hops. Decent amount of pine in there. Some sweetness to it too.
Not a bad taste, definitely better than the smell. Got the citrus notes up front (more lemon up front, ending with definite grapefruit). Pretty piny, too. Could definitely taste the alcohol. Not as bitter as I would have though.
Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, grapefruit finish.
Pretty happy with this beer. Grapefruit rules the day here.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Scalo Il Bar. Pours a dense dark gold. Big hoppy aroma and flavor. Big body, full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Hop flavor dominates, little chance to sense maltiness. Hop bitterness well into the finish. Typical over-the-top hopped American IPA, but well done for that purpose.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2012 Total Score: 3.5
On draught at Scallo il Bar. Pours a dark gold color with thin lasting white and lace. Solid hoppy aroma. Medium body. Nice hoppy flavors top the smooth maltiness. Underlying bitterness from start to finish. Mild citrusy character. Very bold and assertive. Memorable,in a good way.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was orange peel, caramel and grass with a touch of spice. The taste was grapefruit, bitter lemon and light toffee. Very tasty.
Strykzone (4221) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear ligjt golden with a white head. Big citrus hops are somehow thin but big, too. Nice.
strongpieman (1322) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I could tell this was a good IPA just based on how it looked pouring out the bottle. Great floral hops aroma, just the right bitterness for an IPA, flavorful finish. I look forward to having another one.