slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours athin amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas of cereal and floral hops. Flavor is slightly sour with little hop bitterness, dry and slightly bitter finish. Not really much of an IPA, more of an American Ale.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nose is light cereal sweetness, occasional bready malt and beginnings of pine. appearance is light copper with good haze, big lacing and retaining film head. flavor is fruity with peach and touch of lime, big pine and breads to balance. well balanced APA that provides the hop fix and nears IPA territory without overstepping its bounds. infinitely sessionable.
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks guyinchicago. Amber pour with an egg white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is piney hops, a little watery. The hops are not pungent, but nevertheless, an ok beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 01, 2010
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange color, medium head. Beginning is slightly sweet and toffee flavors and crystal malts. Fresh pine like hop flavors and a dry finish. Residual flavor isn’t amazing, but I think this beer deserves more than 25th percentile.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very hazy golden orange with thin white frothy head. Aroma is a mix of bread and floral notes with spruce undertones. Flavor is bready banana with almonds. Body is creamy but with medium carbonation.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like an IPA you can session with but this was too lacking in body for me. Good head and nice nose. I love Oso so I was a little surprised that I didnt love this beer,
craftbeerdesign (2239) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample on 4/1/10... dark golden pour with a small white head...below average hop character on nose... somewhat lacking... lots of malt and some interesting hops... average finish... blah.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was tall and off white. Very foamy with good retention and lacing. Nice enough aroma with caramel, pine, and citrus notes. Light to medium bodied and dry-ish with minimal bitterness at the end. Biscuity and subuded toffee malt character with earthy hop flavor. So so. Smelled okay, but not that great in the mouth.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #333. Tasted 3/16/10. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an amber brown hue. Eye ball of white head. Aromas of grass clippings and faint grapefruit. Medium bodied with quite a decent palate. Much more than the aromas would indicate. Good bitterness in the middle palate that lasts into the finish. Nice pine and rye bitterness. Decent!