peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bob - thanks! Pours a dark, muddy red/brown with spots of white foam in a slick. Aroma is light toasted caramel with minimal pine and malt sweetness. Taste is minimal bitterness with slight pine and a toasty caramel or light char aspect like a mini-arrogant bastard of sorts. Some lingering hop bitterness and a clean. lightly coating mouthfeel. Doesn’t smell or taste like an IPA - more like a lower alcohol strong ale if there is such a thing. Okay.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought a sampler 12 pack of Weston beers and this was the best. Sadly, that’s not much of an accomplishment. Fairly aggressive hops and a bit unbalanced. An unpleasant astringency at the end of the taste. Aroma is decent.
berrya785 (437) - Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma is grains and malts with some citrus. Taste is semi-sweet with malts and grains not much bitterness. Pretty good.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
O’Malley’s IPA - Deep copper with decent head and lacing. Aroma is some perfumey hops, sweet malts, and little else; pretty understated for an IPA, actually. There’s also a slight diacetyl quality I don’t like, and which shouldn’t be present in the IPA style. Mouthfeel - very weak and watery. Hops and bready malt are present, but not at the level an IPA should be - this is barely stronger than the McNellie’s Pub Ale Bitter I had today! 89 IBUs, seriously? I do not buy it. Drinkable, but very poor example of the style. This Weston, MO brewery has yet to impress me - their Brown Ale was not especially good, and neither is this.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased in Kansas - cloudy amber - soapy head - this is definitely one for fans of more malt-forward ipas, as a thick, sweet, doughy malt character swallows up the hop bitterness throughout - the hop flavor is there, but is more of an earthy/leafy flavor with only low amounts of the acids detectable - this almost makes this taste more like a watered down american-style barleywine than an ipa - it’s not bad, just kind of muted.
high_on_hops (466) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marked as Weston Brew Labs No. 1 India Pale Ale. It pours a clear amber color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma isn't too hoppy, with a bit of resin and some amber malt. The flavor is mildly hoppy up front with a medium malt backbone and balanced finish.
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bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark and ruddy with a slight beige head. Aroma is caramel with lots of hop that’s not very citric or resin. Med body. Flavor is caramel with lots of hop that’s not very citric or resin. Not exactly earthy, but that’s about as close as I can come. It’s hoppy. It even burns a bit. Hebal hop? At the very end there’s a tobacco leather note. Mysterious.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent IPA. Creamy-thick texture. Hazy orange with a tightly packed head with good retention. Doughy-sweet nose. Malt flavors are cookie-like and cakey. 89 quoted IBUs seem muted and muffled behind the big malts. Some earthy flowers come through, though. An herbal bitterness lingers nicely.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of crackery, dusty malts and leafy hops. Flavor of spicy hops, sweet and crackery malts, and dried grains and herbs. Light-bodied, with a malty, dry mouthfeel that gives way to some sneaky bitterness. Moderate carbonation. All right.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber with a creamy off-white head that leaves sporadic clumps of lacing. Aroma is biscuity malt.
Toasty body that gives way to a potent dry bitterness with pine notes.