steview (1034) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wouldn’t have thought this to be an IPA. Why insist on a strong malt profile? The hops are cloaked. Should’ve quadrupled the dry hopping... It’s really like a dirty pale ale. It’s good to me, but neither what I wanted or expected.
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Copper colored pour with a small cap of foamy white head on top. Floral and grassy hops in the nose. Sweet English malts, light pine needles, toffee and dry cereal grains in the flavor. Dry and resinous finish. Rather thin in body. Not too bad... must be the ’crisp desert water’ from the description. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish off-white head on there. Nose is quite hoppy, with some grapefruit notes being really forward and just a bit of resin underneath. Taste is light and bitter, moderately so, and makes for a pretty easy drink. I can’t complain about this.
Braudog (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden orange, little to no head. A bit bready and malty, I don’t get much of a hop character at all. Not necessarily a badly made beer, just drinks more like a fest than an IPA. (#5910, 12/31/2014)
Livendadream (135) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Btl pours murky yellow with a thick head that lingers leaving some spots of lace. Aromas of bread citrus and toffee. Tastes of sweet caramel and bitter hops. Medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel and a tingly mineral finish. Average IPA not too bad!
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy caramel, fruit, and aged citrus hops. It pours a hazy amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, citrus, and fruit. The finish has aged citrus hops and light cardboard. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this has way too much caramel for an IPA, and the hop flavors lead me to believe this is an old can.
cmicelli (3) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a chilled 12oz bottle into a tulip glass, nice head formation that falls within a few minutes leaving a small amount of lacing. Color is dark amber/copper and the head is cream/wheat off-white.
Beer starts with a smooth, sweet (light, not overly sweet) malty profile that’s quickly followed by a strong spicy/bitter dry hop taste and finishes with a weird metallic aftertaste.
This beer really pleases my palate, i love the balance of malts to hops, much more malt than most IPAs while still retaining a nice hoppy kick. I really dislike the strong metallic taste though.
If it was a bit lower in alc (7.2%, which i should mention is very well masked) I would consider this to be a good session beer. It doesn’t leave a heavy feeling in my stomach and the dryness always leaves me wanting another sip. I would buy this beer for myself again, I would recommend this beer to my friends.
zoucrew102 (694) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. A lot more malt than hops in the aroma than I was expecting, as well as some citrus. Pours an opaque golden color with a thin white head and scant lacing. Taste is like the aroma with a lot of malt up front with some citrus. The finish had the dry hoppy bite of an IPA though. Not a bad beer, but didn't seem to have the right balance for me.
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joeworrall (85) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can, it has a stone fruit aroma, but there’s some pine in the flavor. Not bad for a small brewery in the middle of the desert!
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 1 oz. Pours clear copper amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is malty caramel almost too swet hoppy citric piny fruity. Flavor is like aroma; nicely sweet malty with a good bitter bite, lots of piny and grapefruit character, longlived finish.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to a friend. Crisp gold/cream head. Nose is malts, light hop, sweet, and bitter. Easy palate, malty, bitter hops, faint citrus.