KapitiCritique (375) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit cold to provide accurate nose deScription, I’d say malt and yeast and citrus; light reddish brown, clear, small unremarkable head and weak lacing; taste--acidic rounded not discernibly sweet, dry palate and spritzy
RickReallyBrew (75) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is nothing wrong w this brew. Well, not in any major sense. An average IPA beats most other styles any day of the week. I think it tasted OK but I was ready to move on after finishing one pint. The overall malt flavor, hop nose and aftertaste were on the lower end of good, for my preferences. As an honest man and home brewer, I should be a little more forgiving. My wife, friends and family have graciously drained bottles and kegs of strange brews I’ve concocted at home. And I’m a firm believer that there is a beer for every palate and that I’m not the only Judge. Opinions are like certain body parts, and mine is but one opinion.
That said, flavors and smells can conjure up memories from our past: both pleasant and otherwise. I was born behind the cheddar curtain. And Milwaukee,WI is the home of many less than average beers. PBR is a brand I would gladly display over my bar in my basement, but not because it satisfies my palate. I just love Wisconsin and the PBR beer signs haning outside every tavern in the great North Woods. I’ve been convinced a number of times to try and retry PBR, but to no avail. There is a strong foul flavor in that grog that builds to a resounding crescendo, as I’ve strived to finish every PBR I’ve started. I want to like it for nostalgic purposes, but can’t get past the flavor. In a small way, this grog made me think of PBR. There is a certain "off" flavor, that I cannot overcome by will or decision. Something has spoiled the potion. There is a fly in that ointment. I think I mentioned that I’m a home brewer. That doesn’t make ME the expert. Casting stones is not my intention. This IPA just does not satisfy my IPA longings. It does not finish with that malty sweet, aromatic malt/hop bouquet. It could be the hop choice itself that imparts the off flavor that resurrected my memories of past beers gone bad. I can’t determine whether to place judgement on the hop, the malt or the process that produces the unsatisfactory olfactory response for me. I’ve never produced a brew that reminds me of this. Neither could the guy next to me at the bar, as we watched game 3 of the 2014 World Series in KC. He and I both agreed that this brew is not yet where it needs to be to compete w a Rocky Mountain or West Coast micro craft brew. That said, I apologize for my comparison to PBR. This brew is very different and far superior. But the flavor & aftertaste did conjure up some haunting memories that I would rather have kept suppressed.
kevinator (1476) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average IPA. The aroma windows of citrus hoppiness. The color was a slightly dark golden with a small head. The palate was relatively light with a decent amount of carbonation and crispness on the finish. The hoppiness was there but not too harsh on the bitterness. The malt and caramel flavors could’ve been amped up a little bit. Overall an okay beer.
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A slightly better than average IPA. Really mild with a touch of citrus. Lots of hay and grass.
kidmartinek (3974) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light. Opper color. Sticky white head. Earthy, malty and hop cone aroma. Bitter, malty, and somewhat heavy for what it is. Finish is a bit shatp. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for quite a while.
deyholla (8566) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Foundry. Pours a clear amber gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light grapefruit with a bit of pine and a pretty strong bread backbone. Flavor is similar with pine and bread combining and backed by a touch of grapefruit.
Strykzone (5812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at McCoys. This arrived in a shaker pint very clear with some copper color. An off white layer is less than a finger. A soft flral and pale malt aroma. There is floral in the flavor with citrus.. Bitterness is fairly big and the hops seem fresh. Biscuit is light.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear golden orange color. Light head. Aroma is sweet hops, fruit and sappy notes. Flavor is sweet, hoppy. Flavor is dry, hoppy with a large bitter finish. Has some sweet hoppy notes in the flavor.
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GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at McCoys in KC. Big ass lacing on clear orange. Sheets. Citrus, fruity aroma with par for the course DMS vegetal notes. Astringent hop flavor with sweetened juice box taste. Finishes with mild stomach acid / butyric acid lacerative harshness. Ouch.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and lightly toasted malt. Flavor of toasted malt, spicy hops, mixed citrus and pine.