Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, poured while starting to cook a late breakfast and waiting for the early Cubs game to start. F it, it’s a day off, i’m going to watch baseball and catch a buzz before noon. This is a nice one to look at. slightly dark straw body with a big ol fluffy ass white head. aroma hit me from the moment i cracked the can and got better as i poured it. light grass, bit of pine and something like a tangerine rind. Shit, apparently i have a busted lip cause that burned just a bit as i took a sip. much milder flavor than i anticipated. a true ipa, not some double in disguise, and i like that. malt is prevalent with an even bitterness throughout. light citrus that gets a bit more aggressive on the back end. full body that envelopes the tongue and just feels right. i know breakfast will turn out all right, now if my Cubs can just get a rare win for me, or at least play a decent game it is going to be alright.
CowboyJoe (5) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight white head ultra clear with an almost Pilsner color (slightly more tan). Aroma of citra hops. Citrus overall. Overall decent ipa, Croat clean and, of course , hoppy.
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Sightly hazy orange-tan body. Foamy, off-white, glass-lacing head. This is really well done, sort of bringing in all the best attributes of East Coast and West Coast IPA. Dry citrus tinged hop tones..almost has that citra/NZ thing but not quite..more amarillo. Clean, straightforward malt body packs a little more of a punch than similar East Coast IPAs balance-wise. Quality, well executed IPA.
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a gift from Carla & Mark - Thanks much guys! Excellent brew! Had a nice, tho short lived head and a clear amber color. Aroma is a super fresh hop; heavy grapefruit. Flavor is also very fresh and fits the style so well. Palate is perfect. Finish is like flavor, nothing off, very drinkable. Wish I had more.
deyholla (7984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the Santa Fé location. Pours a clear gold with a head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread winsome sweet grains and grass backing. Flavor has bread up front that is supported by grass with a bit of pine coming through in the finish.
beerbaaron (1648) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber. Decent white head. Solid pleasant IPA. Balanced. Great drinkability.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can with a smudged out date code. Pours with a clear golden yellow hued body and a small off white head. Aromas are mildly malty, toasty bready, citrus, tropical, tropical fruit, melon. Milder notes if hop dankness and tamarind. Assertively bitter, yet clean, crisp and dry flavors. Slightly faded papaya, mango and tangerine. Dry, slightly boozy for a sub 7% beer. Possibly not extremely fresh , but still quite good and without an interfering malt character .
mp_lane (91) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear pale color, thin white head, some lacing. Aroma is citrus not overpowering. Great balanced flavor, drinkable.
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DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
c/o Boltz7555 - my 1st New Mexican beer!
Aroma - floral and piney hops, some subdued caramel malt
Appearance - body color is golden; the liquid is clear with the tiniest amount of nucleation; the head is about 2" white with rockiness the head very slowly dissipates and still remains rocky!; there is also a nice dappled foamy lacing! Very sexy!
Taste - there are definite ripping hops West Coast variety, and some type of herb that is very unique that shows up at the end about 2 seconds later. Almost tastes like fresh sage!!! That’s a first! You really need to focus on it.
Palate - body is light to medium; the texture is thin, not near oily at all; the carbonation average; the finish is moderate in length and has this herbaceous sage like note, truly unique a 1st.
Not sure how to feel about the sage like quality in the finish. It’s kind of puzzling.
JohnGalt1 (773) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can (extra!) received in a recent trade with Bennetj17... Thanks a bunch Bennet!!
Pours clear golden... foamy white head... decent lacing with only okay retention.
Nose picks up pretty big spruce with juicy tropical fruits... no citrus surprisingly, interesting... a bit too much pale maltiness mutes the hops a bit IMO.
Flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma perfectly... very balanced... very drinkable... not the best IPA ever, but certainly crushable.
Thanks again Bennet... I hope you like your beers as much as I am digging mine!!