fiver29 (1035) - 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 (1334) - 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 (8510) - 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 (5538) - 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 (9018) - 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 (8726) - 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.
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Expired bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick, beige merengue-like head and heavy scattered lacing. Smells of fresh cooked caramel, with some butterscotch and malted milk. Floral hops hinting through, but overpowered by the caramel. Taste is quite full with a lot of malt and hop bitterness coming through at the end. Lots of burnt toast. Finishes crisp with some moderate bitterness at the end. Would like to try this fresh.
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Michigan. Orange amber color with very small amount of head. Aroma is happy, but the is plenty of malt presence. The hops are more spicy than flowery. Aged rather than fresh and juicy hops. Good but nothing special or memorable. Maybe a good session ipa.