DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into my newly acquired SA Perfect Pint.
4.0 A: Hazed medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy/frothy white head that retains well and leave a good bit of lacing.
4.0 S: Lots of earthy hops with grapefruit citrus, some floral, and some spice. Sugary with hints of bubblegum. The wheat and the yeast come through well.
3.5 T: Very earthy with the wheat and yeast coming through. The bubblegum is still detectable, but the sugariness is gone. Just a touch of citrus from the hops; this is mainly just earthy. Sweet upfront with a dry finish.
3.0 M: Medium to slightly heavier body. Carbonation level is fine, but it’s a "dead" carbonation causing the beer to sit heavy on the tongue. Could be creamier for how thick the body is.
3.5 D: Decent beer, but not as hoppy as a typical IPA. This holds a place in my heart nonetheless because it looks, smells, and tastes quite similar to one of my early homebrews.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 02:35:20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Detroit. Cloudy, brownish orange appearance with a light brown head. Grapefruit citrusy, somewhat yeasty, wheat malty aroma. Tangy, flighty piney, grapefruity hoppy, yeasty, tangy citrusy flavor.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky cherrywood with a large frothy dirty brown crown that fades away slowly and leaves some lace. Aroma is up front citrus and wheat with some pine, caramel and dusty grains underneath. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, woodsy hops, caramel and some wheat. Moderate bitter finish. The wheat is there but it doesn’t really add or detract much from the IPA experience.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of wheat, earthiness and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, earthiness, orange zest and grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - Pours orange with an ample head that laces heavily. It has a big grapefruit hop aroma. The flavor is equally big with high hops bitterness and big citrus flavor, especially grapefruit. It’s medium bodied and very enjoyable. It’s underrated here, IMO. Maybe it’s better on tap.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a mostly clear, deeper copper-orange colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty fresh with lots of oranges and some lemons with a good amount of florals, some grassy spice, and a light pine with some tropical fruits in there too. A few fruity esters. The malts balance well with some biscuity toffee, a touch of wheat, and a light, chewy caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar. Lots of florals with big orange and a more distinct lemon up front. Some grass and a light spice with some tropical fruits along with a light caramel sweetness and some more biscuity toffees. Melon fruits grow a bit towards the end with maybe a touch of wheat as this finishes with some citrusy sweetness, a few esters, florals, a bit more of a pine spice, and a light caramel and biscuity sweetness. Dry with a light-medium bitterness before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, smooth body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. Pretty fruity with a nice hop mix and a light, biscuity malt sweetness. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - dated 6/11/11 - purchased as single at World Mkt in Grand Rapids. Pours a burnt orange. Medium sized white head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is mild bitterness. High medium body. The wheat seems to give an extra thickness. Good hop bitterness in mouthfeel. Wasn’t sure what to expect with this. Very interesting
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask... pours a medium peach with a great tan head, good lacing.... this is aight, more wheat than anything, not sure where the ipa comes in
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at buckeye, thick creamy head with lots of flavor and smooth smooth taste pretty darn good
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy off-white head reducing to pools. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus, straw. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes Lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning slick texture, lively carbonation. Slightly tangy, but more like a malty red ale. Overly sweet, especially for an IPA.