hayduke (4294) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doran. Thanks. Pours a clear copper with a dingy white head. Good lacing. /Nose of citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor is a good balance of citrus hops and malts. Dry bitter finish. Good.
bookman10 (810) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Less of an IPA than an APA. More malt flavor and grassiness than I usually want from an IPA. Not much in the way of hop bite or citrus flavor. But if this was listed as an APA, it would be pretty outstanding.
coachd (437) - Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Had this one on draft, going on memory. I liked it because for all the IPA‚Äôs that try to overwhelm you with hops, this one is just refreshing and well made. I didn‚Äôt find it bitter at all. I‚Äôm a hop head but appreciated how this one is made. I could drink a bunch of these.
monkeychugg55 (991) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper with a small white head. The aroma is that of grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. The flavor is similar. Pretty easy drinking and has a fairly balanced finish. Pretty decent.
Zymurgeist2 (1531) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit pronounced throughout. Amber-gold with full white head. Overt grapefruit and cracker backing. Moderate high bitterness.
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a thin white lacing head. Grapefruit nose with a clean start in the palate.
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EyeAmBaldman (460) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light amber with a thin off white head. Aroma has an alcohol sweetness to it. Good carbonation on the tongue, at first, then itís gone. Taste is more like a Scottish ale, or an old ale to me rather than an IPA. The finish disappears so quickly itís almost non-existent.
Tbarton35 (5) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love IPAs but some can leave a really strong after-taste. This beer smells good, tastes good but doesn't stick around longer than invited.
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Frank (3718) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent IPA. It is orange and slightly cloudy and has a large long-lasting head or mixed bubbles. It is slightly sweet and sticky with lots of mandarin orange, pine and melon. It has creamy carbonation and the sweetness is balanced w/ firm bitterness in the finish. Personally, I prefer my IPAs a bit drier but as this is brewed as a midwest IPA--which I take to mean itís in the style of Bellís Two Hearted--it pretty much hits the mark dead on.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color, dissipating white head. Nice hoppy smell with caramel undertows. Easy on the taste buds, no bitterness, almost slightly sweet.