DialSquare (3665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 12oz bottle courtesy of ryan and rebecca - thanks! Gold pour with big frothy off-white head and some stick. Aroma is grassy pine. Tastes are bread, grass, orange, lemon and a light metallic tang - in a nice way. Lively medium to light palate with tight carbonation. Moderate but long chewy grassy bitter. Pretty darn good.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) medium clearish gold with thick creamy off-white head. Nose of caramel, candied dark fruit, light funk. Taste of alcohol, big biscuit flavors, caramel, yeasty bread. Bitter/herbal linger.
pineypower (2833) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chip’s in Kill Devil Hills. Pours out a moderate golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of light citrus hops, moderate sweet malty notes. Taste is much the same, some citrus, light grass, some doughy malts. Average. Not sure about the name either, sort of reminds me of how someone in the 1800’s would refer to women on the same monthly cycle.
dmac (4963) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by pineypower at Scott’s poolside Saturday. Poured a golden/orange body with an average foamy off whtie head. Aroma of celery, grains, dust and honey. Medium body, average carbonation, full mouthfeel....actually they hit this on the head pretty much. Flavor of grains, cereal, bitter hops and citrus rind. Yet another average IPA in a world of bitter beers.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a thick dense foamy head and some lace. Aroma of flowers, tart citrus zest, some light pepper, and bread. Tastes of caramel, floral hops with pretty strong bitterness, bread, some honey sweetness, grass, toasted malts, and light roastiness. Creamy and smooth with a drying finnish.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a lightly hazed golden-amber color color with a tall off-white head.
S: Sort of a bland aroma. There is some grass, a light floral note, and minimal citrus peel notes. There is a fair amount of sweet malt and bread to it, and just a very light grapefruit. Strangely, a touch of celery.
T: Light pine is there first with the strange celery flavor following. A bit of citrus peel along with sweet malt and bread. A little bit of additional sweetness in the form of toffee. There is just a mild bitterness.
M: Medium in body body and carbonation.
O: Just a mediocre IPA. Not very good hop character to it.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A turbid ale with a thicj frothy off white head. In aroma, a musty herbal hops with doughy notes and light tropical fruits. In mouth, a sweet doughy malt with tropical fruits, papaya, floral hops, orange pulp. Cask at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Salty, hoppy aroma. Copper yellow with a 2smallish inch white head. Palate coating balanced malty and mildly hoppy flavor. Beautiful white lace. Heavy hoppy pleasurable aroma and flavor. Amen.
r464 (2130) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A balanced, though still bitter and hoppy, IPA. Not strongly floral in nature. A bit sweet with a bold rather than crisp finish.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Charlotte Park Town Village, opened 4/6/11. Pours a clear golden color with a medioum sized creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing.
Aroma of bitter hops with some floral notes. The taste is leafy, bitter hops, some resiny notes and a citrus finish, along with some caramel malts. Medium bodied. Nice beer.