rondphoto (2088) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright medium amber with a good looking head and full lace. There is a little malt here, but really the taste is overwhelmingly piney hops. The hops arenít so strong that they ruin everything, but if you donít want hops, you donít want this. Near the finish there is an interesting buzz on the tongue from carbonation followed by bittering that lasts long after the finish. An interesting brew, one that Iíll sample again.
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
35cl bottle - pours pale copper with rich off-white foam and OK lacing. Nose is pine. Aroma is caramel and forest greens. metallic aftertaste. Taste hints at sweetness but that bitters is dominating. Medium body and sticky texture. "northern liberties" what a bittersweet concept when one lives in Kentucky.
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle
Maybe it was past its prime, maybe it is was a bad batch, or maybe the recipe is just flawed but this particular bottle was an example in how not to make an IPA. Uninteresting from start to finish its only saving grace were hints of the style from time to time. Otherwise thereís not much to say.
Aroma / Appearance - A fizzy white head and cloudy golden body werenít too far off the mark. However even just looking at the glass this beer seemed uninspired and mundane. Cactus, wet leaves, and soggy cornflakes seem to indicate that somewhere in the brewing process something went wrong unless thatís what they were aiming for.
Flavor / Palate - Graininess permeates the palate with a slightly unpleasant feel like unfiltered water and tea leaves. Rye bread tries to divert the attention from a wave of boring hops but fails. With less malt or more hops this might be salvageable. Right now however it is a beer with a major identity crisis.
wxman (1450) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale amber with a decent white head. Aroma is citrus. didnít expect much of a hop presence from Moerlein, but I was pleasantly surprised. Although not enough to please a real hophead, this IPA has a real good citrus and pine character to it with moderate bitterness. Sweet toasted malt also comes through along with a little maple syrup. Very good effort!
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cloudy orange appearance with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus like oranges. The flavor is tame and malty not very good. None of the bite I expect in an IPA. Easy drinking and boring. Iím not a fan of this at all.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Chucks poured into a shaker. Pours a clear amber with about 1 finger of frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is medium-light bitter and very lightly sweet. Taste of light citrus and heavy pine. Medium bodied with an oily and slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink it again.
fanofIPAbeer (12) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it- thanks Jungle Jimís. Not a Stone or a Torpedo or a Two hearted but I like it quite a bit.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a slightly hazy gold with a sticky off-white head.
Juicy sweet malt aroma is played off by the fresh citrusy hop aromas.
The flavor is towards the bitter side, but not overly so. Nice long dry hop finish. Medium body.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks light, fading yellow and a sloppy head. Light hops and grapefruit, nothing special. Tasted great, but again nothing special except for a refreshing lingering bitterness.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sausagefest 2011. Orange color, off white head. Drinkable. Lightly pine, some citrus. Refreshing.