NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ McCoys Westport KC. Slightly burnt orange appearance with a tan head. Somewhat piney hoppiness. Fairly typical piney hoppy flavor. Some earthy characteristics on the finish.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub pours light amber color with off white head. Aroma is grassy IPA all the way. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has grassy hops and finishes somewhat grainy. Just an average IPA.
BelgianBeerGal (2971) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in KC. Clear gold color with a medium white head and sheet lacing. Light fruity hop aroma. Flavor was more hop resin with a little of the malt poking through. Long finish with lingering bitterness. Pretty nice.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good hop aroma. Lots of citrus notes. Hints of caramel malt in the aroma. The more I smell this the more I like it. Floral notes come through in the aroma as it sits. Nice orange amber color with full long lasting head. Nice flavor with hops and malt well balanced. Very nice flavor. Each sip makes me wonder if the malt or hops is the main flavor. Very tasty. Full bodied with a pleasantly somewhat sweet aftertaste. I like this beer. I wasn’t expecting such a happy smile on my face, but this is damned tasty beer. I’m leaving with a growler of this for sure.
unclemattie (4001) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Both Tap & Cask @ McCoy’s Public House. Light orange color. Nice rocky white head. Complex hop character. Nice combination of West Coast bittering of citrus, earthiness, and light pine. Very nice lacing. Rich malt backbone. Aroma has a nice fuggle hop and bready biscuity malt. Very nice caramel, crystal malt. Medium bodied.
Cask version was a bit lighter in body. It did bring out a bit more of the hop bite. Much more pleasurable session.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark gold, fine white head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with citrus hops
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, sweet crystal malt is balanced with citrus hops for an orange and tangering character, light balancing bitterness
Date: February 25, 2009
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma is a bit more subdued on cask
Flavor: a bit more earthy bitterness showing up in the flavor, touch of grapefruit rind, light lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Andbrewer (18) - St. Joseph, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Quite tasty. Strong aroma of hops and malt, as to be expected. Filtered through hops 3 times if I recall correctly, so higher on the IBU scale, but not terrible. Balanced very well. Very enjoyable. Will drink again.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brewpub in kc. Nice malt flavor, underplayed behind a wonderful hop presence. Nice aroma, but it’s the heavy hop bitterness that gets all the attention in the beer. It definitely has that fresh, ’craft-brewed’ flavor. Drinking one of these made me want another so i bought a growler.
beastiefan2k (2260) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. It was a fine IPA, the best beer they make on a regular basis (half of them suck balls)> Has a lighly sticky lacing and a clear orange/copper color. Aroma is lightly fruity hops that are sweet and perfume-y/ Taste is similar with just a bit of residual sweetness.and a low bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Foundry in KC. Pours a clear copper body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and remains pretty lacy. Not bad looking. The aroma is minimal, but what there is has a sharp hop bitterness and a bit of sweet maltiness. The flavor on the other hand is noticeable, however, not necessarily in a good way. There is a pronounced, harsh hop bitterness that dominates this beer. Very earthy and piney. Not a lot of maltiness to this making it pretty unbalanced. Palate is dry, harsh, and light. Overall, despite the nice abundance of hops, there is no balance! However, for a local brewpup, it was better than I expected and made for a somewhat enjoyable sipper.