Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A world class golden tan head sits atop a mostly clear copper colored brew. The nose is pine, caramel, and a bit of cereal. It is not a robust aroma but is subtle and gentle. The flavor is two tiered with a quick bitter grapefruit bite immediately followed by pine and caramel. Just a hint of spice as the beer warms. Grapefruit settles in as the aftertaste and pretty much overwhelms my palate. Feel is thin.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, clear goldne amber with tall egg white foam, aromas of pineapple and pine trees, flavors of metallic hops, bitter finish
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange/amber, pillowy head fades. Aroma of orange rind, caramel, mild overall. Taste is bitter with resin and herb and has a juicy malt body. Medium thin body, lively carbonation.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomer poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting creamy ivory head. aromas of carmel, earthiness and light citrus./ Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light cityrus and light spiced with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy/murky amber/brown with a medium offwhite head. Smells of straw, grass with a hoppy piney citrus overtone. Flavors are of pine, spruce and citrus rind. Palate is medium with a lively astringent finish of pine and hoppy bitterness. There are much better IPAs out there, but there are many that are worse.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop. Flavor is ok with again a nice hop rounded out with a earthy malt backbone. A decent and cheap beer. Also this is the best beer by this brewer by far.
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark amber to light copper colored in the glass with a light khaki long lasting head. An musty leather tobacco pouch smell along with a little bit of orange peels. A strong orange peel resin flavor up front is backed by some notes of leather. The finish is ashtray with a little bit of wood. It starts nice, but finishes weak. Overall an ok beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is musty and earthy, grainy malts with a medium caramel sweetness. Floral citrus and grass with some toasted biscuit. Flavor is similar. Lots of musty earth and grainy, sweet caramels. Some lemon-grass and florals become a bit more distinct along with a minerally, toasted biscuit. Finishes with a good amount of earthy bitterness and a slight resin that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body, smooth, and a light carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Lots of hops and fairly well balanced. A bit minerally at times and there are some things that could use work, but this was enjoyable enough.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brownish amber with a big white head. Nose is grainy malt, grass, and some floral hops. Flavor is light bready malt before the lemony citrus hops show up. Very lively in the mouth with a big long bitter finish.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Royal in Kansas City, Missouri - poured into my Free State Willebecher. Pour is slight hazed orange yellow with a big three inch off white head. Head is lasting, falls with nice full lacing. Aroma is faint mineral earthiness, a very faint touch of floral citrus hop behind that. Really faint nose. Taste is lemon and orange citrus up front, dusty earth mineral in the middle, and closing out with a general metallic dirtiness. As it opens, taste is more mineral and clean, improves quite a bit. There is a decent amount of biscuit malt balancing everything together. Aftertaste is dirt. Palate is medium bodied, lower than normal carbonation, some evident alcohol heat and the dirt aftertaste.