bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch with a huge beige head, fizzy and yet slow to dissipate (there is so much of it after all), with good lacing eventually making an appearance. Aroma is pine, caramel, and buttered popcorn. Flavor is the same, rye spiciness, candy flavors, medium sweet, light bitter. Weird. Medium body.
Finhead (1033) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy, yellow with a large, rocky white head. The aroma has some citrus and a touch of herbal, buttery hops. It has a light body with lively carbonation. The taste has some off flavors and is more sour than bitter.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a variety pack at Randalls in North County. This is very clear and light golden. A big fluffy white head. Carbonation floating up is moderate. Lots of fluffy lacing. The nose is citrus and tangerine. Not big. Some sourness from the first sip. Along with that is some grapefruit tartness and bitterness. Malts are secondary but are noted. A little spice is tasted at the end. This stayed sour and that detracted for me. It actually became fairly realistic grapefruit.
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy brownish amber color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma was of sweet citrus peel with a light caramel malt character. The taste was a good balance of caramel malt, grapefruit some lime zest and a touch of toffee. It finished with a mild bitter aftertaste then a dry caramel flavor. Very good.
phaleslu (5170) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from jandd1983- thanks again, Doran! Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a massive, frothy, rocky head that is just barely off-white in color and leaves heavy lace in the glass. Aroma of clean, fresh, subtle grassy hops, lemon, tangerine, straw, pear, and dry malts. Flavor of pale and dry malts, lemon, floral notes, mellow spice, and orange peel. Light-bodied, with fairly high carbonation and a clean, crisp, dry, bitter mouthfeel. I’m shocked at how good this is.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear honey golden with 4 finger head that lingers and leaves heavy lacing. Toasted malt with very heavy grapefruit hops. Moderate to heavy bitter. Chewy with sticky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.Long bitter finish with a little sourness that seems a touch off.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is slighly hoppy. Flavor is some bitterness no real hop presence and some dry dusty malts. I know this said English style IPA but this is still pretty weak in the hops dept and kinda bitter and harsh.