Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line, shared at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus hops, caramel malts. The taste is earthy, resin, pine, citrus hops, caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear orange color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is maple, light leaf and soil notes. Flavor is caramel notes, brown sugar, and sweet notes. Meh a little underwhelming
jhamp9 (1254) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty with some sweet citrus and grass. Taste is pine, orange, mango, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Dry finish. Enjoyable.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark amber with a decent head. Aroma has some typical IPA-hop smell to it, but with some sour-like odor. Taste is decidedly malty for an IPA and a bit smoky. A sticky feel after the swallow and a bit of a funky aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA from these guys but fun to try the different hops.
Yorker (1475) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours golden amber with a tiny bit of sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit as well as some caramel malt. Flavour is caramel, citrus, and grapefruit – with a dry finish.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Geers
Head: small, off white
Colour: orangy amber
Smell: lemongrass, touch of ginger, bit grassy, some artificial lemon
Taste: bitter creamy malty start, a bit pepperish, some faint hopy flavour, mostly hop bitterness actually, sweet in the end, quite thick for a IPA , but good
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep Gold/Amber. Aroma of fruity hop (similar to apricot and grass) and light malt. Flavor is much the same and finishes with a smooth, balanced bitter. Moutfeel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, Good Stuff!
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber pour with a cream head. Nose is bitter, sticky, malty, pine, and citrus. Very nice on the palate, bitter hops, lightly fruity, and earthy.
rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Dark amber orange. Cloudy. Piney floral hops. Warm spicey flavor from the hops too. Serving: Bottle
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma bland, appearance golden-orange, taste is very hoppy, but not so fruity, palate is bitter hops but not too harsh. Overall good beer, but not very complex.