HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a snifter from a tap at 3 Floyds, I could detect a slight caramel aroma along with stronger citrus and resin. For the style, the flavor was well balanced between malt and hops, but not outstanding. Similar to Arcadia’s Hop Rocket, as both use English yeast, but not quite as memorable. Well done, overall.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #15 at GTMW, from the Real Ale tent. Very clear, almost pilsener-like color. As a cask beer it has few bubbles and a very thin head. Nice hoppy smell, of course. Great IPA taste with a thin cask mouthfeel; lets the beer slide right on down, so I give the "Palate" the max I can rate. A fine example of a Real Ale style IPA.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Three Floyds, served in a snifter. Lightly hazy orange pour with a thin, slightly lasting head of beige foam. Spotty lace. The aroma was full of tropical fruit and fresh pine. Just a bit of caramel. The flavor was moderately hoppy and had tropical fruit, peach, and pine. Not much malt coming through, but not overly dry. Medium-bodied mouthfeel that felt slightly watery. Light carbonation. Not hoppy enough for my tastes. Just okay.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours murky yellow orange and served with no head. Mild grassy nose and pretty damn bitter. This comes of like just a jumbled mess to me.
gibson584 (29) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz pour into tulip at Rich O’s. Very generous pour with practically no head. Dark orange color, scent of grapefruit, spicy floral hoppy aroma. Taste is of sweet grapefruit which is unusual for and imperial IPA usually the bitterness over powers, but it is a nice change of pace. Very easy to drink high gravity brew.
LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arrived an opaque, light amber with a white head.
the nose was spicy and floral, definite hops. The hops, as the name would imply, dominate the flavor. The ending is rather long and dry with hops striking the middle of the tongue. Overall a rather light and spicy drink.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh biting hops. Dangerously drinkable because it feels and more like a premium IPA, not a IIPA, in that it isn’t super heavy, viscous and filling. Great balance – the malt doesn’t take over as it does in many IIPA’s. Not overly sweet. Great. Fresh.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Indiana Beerfest-pours a white ring for a head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is lemon hops. Taste is lemon/citrus hops, secondary malt.
pepsican (1396) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GTMW! Light amber pour. Lots of celery in the aroma. Flavor is more celery, grass, some orange peal. Long bitter finish.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours clear gold with white head. nose mineral, herbal, citrus, grapefruit. not bad. just not hoppy enough!