kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with three fingers of off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, grass and a slightly sweet maltiness. Taste is mostly pine, a little grapefruit, lingering bitterness. Pretty dull and thin mouth feel. Overall this is a pleasant, easy drinking IPA.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2280) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Craft Beer Base, 6.9% it pours a deep copper with a big foamy off-white head & great lacing that clings to the glass. The aroma is a wonderful mix of fruits and resinous dank weedy pine. Medi to full bodied with a pleasingly full mouthfeel and a palate cleansing dry finish that has you yearning for another sip. The taste is bitter with a touch of boozy heat, pine bark woodsy hoppiness with a touch of fruity notes. The overall taste is nicely balanced and you get a touch of biscuit from the malts that provides a hearty counterpoint to the hops. While it won’t be blowing you away it will definitely satisfy you - good stuff.
razzanof (23) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a can...pours dark amber with a 1-inch head and heavy lacing. Underwhelming aroma with a feint hint of pine. Hoppy taste without much bite and an under carbonated finish. Mislabeled as a West Coast IPA; yet still a decent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
If there’s a gripe to be made with Nebraska Brewing’s IPA it’s that the aroma is underwhelming. While you do get some woodsy hop smells and caramel malts, you’ll find yourself thinking how much better this ale could have smelled with some additional dry-hopping. That aside, this IPA proves that Nebraska can produce a solid hoppy brew. The copper-orange color, smooth head, and clear body are phenomenal. (Awesome can, as well.) Taste is great. Cedar, pine, evergreen, grapefruit, and herbaceous spice. The balance is the most outstanding feature - excellent harmony between hops and malt. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. A clean finish on the palate and lingering bitterness on the tongue. There’s some warmth, too. In all, this is a supremely crushable IPA with moderate bitterness.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can from Beer Run, opened 10/3/14. Pours a clear dark amber with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of piney, resin, green hops. The taste is earthy, piney, resin hops, caramel malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, moderate lingering bitterness. Nice IPA
Foxbush (1307) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can The IPA poured a clear amber color with frothy head and lacing. The off white head had good retention. The nose detected pine and citrus hops. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The flavor favored the resin hops with moderate bitterness. Quiet bitterness grows into the swallow for a clean, gentle finish.
degbert (1175) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very nice dark gold with a bone-white, medium-grained, lacy head. Nose is lime, rose, spruce, and rosemary. Bitter but not astringent on the tongue, with a caramel-orange malt background to balance things out very nicely. Mouthfeel is incredible -- velvety and rich without being cloying, and the finish is long, tingly, bitter, and yet smooth and elegant. Very nice IPA.
roxtersoxter (338) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with small tan head out of can. Strong aroma of pine with dry hops. Flavor of strong hops with citrus. Dang good beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HuskerTan (544) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A- Citrus, piney, spruce, resin, hoppy.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Bitter, subtle citrus, pine, resin.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A lot more bitterness and pine than I was expecting for the Citra hops and a lot less citrus. If you like IPA’s this is pretty solid, but personally, I was not a fan. I am feeling less and less enthusiastic about the strongest brewer from my home state.
nimbleprop (5088) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a clear, dark orange with creamy, lacing white head. Nose caramel, some root veg, soap, some pine, some orange. Flavor follows, some malt, a little caramel, some roasted carrot, orange, pine, grass, mild cardboard. Medium bodied, crisp finish. Standard.
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quenching IPA with an extremely bitter hop profile. Dry finish. Plenty of citrus notes, and a grassy, herbal complexity.