wlajwl (4066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Aroma is pine, citrus and sugar/malts. The flavor is grapefruit, berries, citrus, bready malts and a bitter finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber with a thin off-white head and flame lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel and floral hops. Flavor comes across too vegetal with floral hops and mild caramel, some orange as well. A little too sweet and not as aggressive as most pale ales. Itís okay.
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. This beer pours a reddish amber with a off white, sticky head. Malt forward aroma with lots of biscuit and toffee overtones. There is a bit of shortbread as well, caramel notes too. The hop presence is mostly mild leafy, grass hops. This is not the en vogue hop bruiser of an ipa Iíve grown to enjoy. Flavor has a mild bitterness that is leaflike with spritzes of citrus. Some toffee, some residual malt sweetness. I detect a fair amount of astringency, but Iím unsure where thatís from. Some nondescript bitterness comes out towards the back. Eh. It is what it is. Nothing to see here. Move along.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Milwaukee Alehouse. Pours an attractive orangey-gold with a fluffy white head. The nose is fresh and vibrant. Light florals combine with a bright citrus-peel note as well. Crisp and clean overall. On tasting, main issue is that it seems a touch watery. Bright hops and a firm bitterness are present but the malt is a bit thin. Not bad, but could use a bit more malt. Comes across as an APA more than an IPA.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can.
The beer pours a hazy orangish gold with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a little sweet with some grassy & citrusy hops.
The flavor is nice enough, sweeter and more malt forward than I usually like my IPAs to be. The bitterness balances this to a degree and itís got some nice spicy and fruity hop character.
Not really my style of IPA, good enough though... Iíve had worse from "cooler" breweries.
kaser (3125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour from 12oz bottle. Cloudy and foggy with white head. Orange and apricot aroma. Juicy fruity taste - better than expected
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad IPA. For once, an American IPA isnít overwhelmingly hoppy. This is fairly well balanced and its hop v. malt profile approaches a pale ale. Not bad at all. Tried with Josh N. in 2013.
Frank (3045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice IPA that tastes and drinks pretty good but doesnít have anything particularly compelling going on in the aroma. The texture is a high point, nice and creamy w/ gentle carbonation. Overall, itís forgettable but Iíd say itís better than most forgettable beers.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy light amber with a huge fluffy off white head. Light citrus/herbal hopping on the nose and a bit of lightly toasted malt. Balanced. Taste is roughly the same, with a hint of nuttiness. A touch of mineral, and not much hoppiness, even through the finish. Light bodied, a little slick, and nice carbonation. Pretty subtle, but very balanced.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Binnyís Build-a-Six rack. Nice copper IPA color with a thick, slightly orange-ish head. Slightly citrus and pine hop smell. Taste is up front with hop bitterness.After a thousand IPAs, it gets hard to say what makes one different from the other, but this does have a slightly larger malt backing, even if it does support a pretty standard hop balance. But as a year-round beer, you canít expect too many non-repeatable variations.