Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Squat 11.5oz bottle pours copper with tan head. The aroma has spicy hops, citrus flavored cotton candy and mild earthiness as well as bits of lemon, lime and flower pedals. The taste is spicy hops, rose pedals, grapefruit tartness and a mild level of malt sweetness. It picks up a moderate amount of earthiness and more flowers as well as a touch of yeastiness into the finish.
15_2_Kuhnhenn (6) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Squat 11.5oz bottle pous murky copper with tan head. The aroma offers up spices, earthiness, grapefruit tartness and faint malty sweetness. The taste is grapefruit forward followed by spicy and earthy hops as well as mild malt sweetness.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours clear amber color with off white head. Aroma is pine and a strong nose of caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is pine bittering hops, has a strong caramel malt backbone, and finishes semi sweet. Overall, this doesn’t have the hop punch I like in my IPA’s.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from East side liquors in Traverse City. (great 1950s bottle, by the way) Pours hazy orange-tan. Aroma is faintly pine and citrus. Taste is the resiny pine, some bitter grapefruit, some malt. Finish is bitter, but fairly light.
JoeMcPhee (8575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep amber pour with a white head. The nose is soft and sweet but also quite dusty. Lots of caramel malt but there is also a lot of distinct diacetyl/DMS character. Moderate bitterness and a lingering sticky sweetness. This is a gross IPA.
TappedOut (3) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean and easy to drink for a full flavored beer. In a taste test with 5 other IPAs this was the winner.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber with a large frothy beige topper and some lacing. Aroma of mildly skunked grains, grassy hops and some malt. Taste of grassy hops, pale malt, mild fruit and something else I can’t quite pinpoint. Thinner than expected with a moderate bitter fininsh.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
666! Clear yellow with a fluffy white head.Sweet caramel, floral hops, and passion fruit aroma and taste. Quite good.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and lighter floral. Tastes of citrus and light caramel.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Champagne Cellars. Very heady lacey orange coloured body. Slightly pleasant aroma. Median mouthfeel, a tad creamy. Very drinkable tasty C hop orangey IPA. Just a drop astringent in those last drops of the bottle. Very good.