Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow, Good head, Some Lacing. Some initial hoppiness fades away quickly and leaves malty aftertaste. But there is something weird in between and canít tell what it is. Not enough hops, a little on watery side.. Drinkable but just fair.
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Very short-lived head, attractive burnt orange color. No lacing. Bad aroma, not hoppy, more like decomposing mulch. Really. That smell influences the beginning of the taste, momentarily, but that gives way to a more pleasant crisp taste. Still doesnít taste like an IPA.
edwardbass (503) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow is this a bad "IPA". Itís not an IPA, by the way. It tastes more like Old Style to me, if slightly more refined. Aroma? Awful - sweet malt and rotting grass. Taste is is sweet, slightly-molasses malt with a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit of hops bitterness, but zero hops flavor. Not the worst "bad" IPA Iíve tried, but not good at all.
hockeybeerguy (1972) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a transparent yellow color body with a small one finger head that left some spider web lacing with rings. Fast rising carbonation was seen.
The smell was centered around the hops and nothing else.
The taste was exactly the same thing.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium with nothing bad about it, but nothing spectacular, slightly watery.
Overall, this is just your standard American IPA, nothing to scream about.
Frank (2832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I need to be more skeptical when some previously unheard of brew shows up at my grocery store. This is a pretty typical example of what these beers tend to be and it is very mediocre. It does at least pour a nice orange color, clear w/ a long-lasting head of fine white bubbles, but really that is the best thing about it. This is a pretty down-the-middle APA w/ nothing especially compelling about the hops and a slight metallic twinge. It is drinkable, not too sweet and bitter enough in the finish but that is only enough to make for an average beverage.
Foxbush (1264) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle The ale poured a light amber with a white head which dissiapated quickly. The aroma was muted at best. This not an impressive IPA. The taste was more of malt than hops. the IPA had a light body and average carbonation. The finish was not inspiring. This one needs more work.
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz into a glass, pours a copper amber fire. Aroma is some hops, pine, malts, shoeshine, malts, and orange rind. Taste is dumbed down by the malts prevailing all over, but orange spice, grapefruit, melon and grass remains. Overall, an ok ipa, sampled in Vegas, but not exceptional or outstanding. Ok Ok Ok
Christpuncher (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average ipa at best. Had this one at home and bought it at jewel. Very malty and not hoppy. Not sure why it is even considered an ipa
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Cmj4979 (7) - - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really seems over malty for the style. Can't really taste much hops. No bitterness an no sign of dry hopping. Might get a better score if it was labeled as a light scotch ale.
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Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, mine labeled from Rochester. Pretty pedestrian pour, but not flawed, either. Crystal clear amber brew, thin head. Virtually no aroma, and this drinks without much of a flavor profile at all. But itís not offending, either. Crisp, clean and drinkable. (#5262, 9/22/2013)
vamp666 (15) - - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice summer IPA. Very light and smooth. Great for a carne asada. Good times!!!