madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate starts soft turns sharp mineral crispy! Strong grainy malt base with a trace of caramel. Good piney hops with a nice sweet orange underneath. Malt turns creamy before smooth finish. Sharp minerals again. Bitter aftertaste. A little barleywine like and very nice indeed.
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle to flute
Tangerine, resin, papaya, cedar. Cloudy reddish amber with a thin white head. Taste is citrusy and slightly sour with a nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is oily with late alcohol burn.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, sweet caramel and light biscuit malts.
T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and resiny finish.
D - Great hoppy IPA. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brewed @ Mercury brewing. Lotsa off, tea, mint flavors, dominates. Not worth getting into. Another let down from Mikkeller. He needs to settle his gypsy ass down.Was lookin forward to this one, oh well such is life. Bomber from statelineliquors.
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 650ml brown bottle. Dark orange, full of haze. Full whitish cap. Light clingy fiam. Nose has sweet citrus, bright grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Taste has caramel start, grapefruit middle, finishes lightly grainy and dry. Medium bitterness, grapefruits in the aftertaste. Medium body, good scrubbing carbonation. All around nice IPA.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. An OK brew just nothing special.
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast and biscuit malts. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, malts and a mix of tartness and bitterness in the finish.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty solid little hopped up firecracker IPA with a resinous backbone and light toasted malts. Big grapefruit and citrus fruits, resinous, pepper and mild caramel. Not exactly balanced and a bit ripe, but definately a tasty hopped up brew.
Ferris (2880) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sweet hoppy pine and a bit of orange. Clear amber with a nice thick head. Lots of resin and bitterness, dry and an alcohol finish. Nice and thick on the palate. I find the bitterness and resin much too harsh and unbalanced.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/16/12
Aroma: The nose is sweet and citrusy, lots of hops on first whiff, with some underlying cereal malts
Appearance: It pours a hazed orange color, fairly bright, with a bubbly off-white head, a drippy lace
Flavor: Fairly sweet, with a bitter punch, it has orange, grapefruit, some caramel, and cereal/grains
Palate: Medium body, has a creamy feel, is a touch sticky, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
This bottle doesn’t say anything about Drake’s or Against the Grain, it says "Brewed & Bottled by Mercury Brewing." The two descriptions of this beer are unclear, but since this bottle looks exactly like the one in the picture, and the editors note says "all rating should be entered here," I will just have to assume this is the correct location for this rating... As for the beer, this is a pretty interesting IPA, that leans toward to the sweet side for sure, but still has some graininess and a grapefruit-style bitterness to provide that IPA feel and some balance. I liked this beer.