jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-lt tan-amber. A-soft pine, lt/med malt-caramel. T-pine hops, lt/med malt-caramel.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Strong raw grain aroma with notes of herbs, earth and a hint of pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Taste of husky grain, citrus, orange, tart apple. The sweetness dries out in the finish. Average.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed the brew a lot for an IPA usually not my style. I have to agree with the commercial description for this beer that American IPAs are becoming hop monsters and this beer was nicely balanced.
I poured it into my Lion stout tulip glass this produced a dark copper colored beer with a small, quickly dissipating 2 finger head. There was good lacing throughout the sampling. Aroma consisted of light citrus hops and a very strong malt. The taste was dominated by malts up front and then a very slight hop bitterness. I glad that I have four more to drink.
fiercepanda (598) - Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy orange-brown beer with a very small beige head. The aroma is musty, citrus, and pine. The flavor is floral, pine, citrus, and surprisingly malty.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from pepsican. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts with a faint floral hoppiness. The taste is toasted caramel malts with a citrus hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent,
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this (multiple times) from Maroney’s Lounge in Des Moine, IA for $4. Poured from the Farm/Scenic labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass every time. Not a single bottle had a freshness/Born On Date.
Aroma- Had a sweet and very bland aroma. Some floral/earthy hop presence but all very easy. Malt came up strong as well.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, frothy head with good retention. Has a very dark copper colored body and leaves an array of suds behind in no pattern.
Flavor- All very sweet and malty upfront. Has a medium amount of hops but the malt seems to dominate any flavor that comes out. Light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and bites just a bit on the palate with what seems to be hops!?!? No way!
Overall Impression- When the bartender said they had only 1 IPA in their line-up, I wasn’t ready for it do be an "Iowa Pale Ale". Lol! Bit of a mix-up but this pale ale was nice. Needed more hops all around to make it an APA and seemed more English style in every category. Nonetheless, enjoyed over 4 of these in the course of the weekend since this was the best beer at this neighborhood bar we came to 3x.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden caremel and orange color. Thin head. Moderate hoppy nose. Nicely balanced malt and bitter hops. Refreshing and tasty. Light dry finish.
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are notes of spice/earthy/fruity hop character, bready/grain malt character. A malty IPA with very little hop character.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good amount of an earthy bread note backed by a light pine note with a hint of backing grass. Flavor has more of a citrus note with a good amount of backing grain with a hint of underlying bitterness.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has it in a bottle. Thx booze dude. Expectations were low. Turned out to be enjoyable. Mild hops and malty flavor. Easy drinking pale ale
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